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Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The big red Sekine sold last weekend, along with the Lava Dome. I'm back in business again! It's good to get some progress made after a long hiatus.

Next up is a real challenge, another Sekine - but this time a women's frame, 5-speed, and pretty rusty.

I think I'll try replacing the forks rather than rescuing them - and going over the whole bike with white Tremclad. It's a shame to lose the nice pearl paint, but it's also a shame to let it rust away.

I'll also swap out the steelies for alloy rims and give it a total overhaul. Should be a nice bike!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wild Thing

Got the big Sekine put together - new grip tape, fully rebuilt rear wheel, mix-n-match drivetrain... and now to find it a new owner.

I also tuned up and re-chained an '02 Kona Lava Dome for my dad. We'll see what its future is.

Today I snagged a nice "retro" MTB off craigslist. It's a TECH brand - possibly aka CycleTech, a Canadian brand...? Hard to say, the bike has XT components and a "Made in USA" True Temper frame:

It is presently set up with slicks and is in dire need of some attention. I'm not sure yet if it will be rebuilt to resell or parted out - it depends on the value of those XT bits.