Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Water bottle cages, saddle bag, and pump installed.
Front view with the light 90 gram Planet X stem
No good touring and gravel grinder bike should go without the proper tools
The drive side with a new SRAM Apex 50/34 crankset. Handlebar and saddle height is set for comfort.
Posted by Unknown at 5:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014
I have the Origin 8 set the way I like it with the possible exception of adding a 42t cog on the rear cassette as they become more available. Tires, wheels, headset, crankset, pedals are all set. Can't wait to take it out on the trail.
Meanwhile I have been working on a Touring and Gravel Grinder bike. The frame is a Rodriquez Adventure OX Platinum frame and an alloy Adventure Touring fork. I got it fitted with the parts I prefer and it is ready for a ride soon. This bike has a aura, a feel...a name came to me right away...Hector
Posted by Unknown at 10:31 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Last Saturday I drove up to Kelso to meet a guy from North of Seattle. We had been talking on the phone about a possible trade of bicycles. I had my much loved but not rode very much the last couple years Landshark that he was very interested in. He had a touring style Rodriguez bike that is made up in Seattle. We met up to look at each other's bikes and agreed on a strait trade. I believe each of will be happy with our "new" bikes. Of course I have to make the Rodriguez my own by switching out a few components. Not because there is anything wrong with the existing components, but just because I have certain preferences. So off go the wheels (low spoke count cross wheelset) for a nice 32 spoke wheels more suited for my style. I also like metal over carbon fiber, so seatpost and crankset have to go. No worries though, it will all be a clean build when I'm done. Pictures to follow soon.
Posted by Unknown at 10:44 PM