Sunday, August 16, 2009

The GhettoCross Metisse - SOLD

EDIT: See two posts up for sale details.

See all of the details, here.

$175.00, shipped to the Continental U.S. Payment by PayPal (or $150.00 cash, if you are local).

Forget the ghetto aspect, this is actually a nice-riding bike. As a bonus, it should be pretty invisible to bike thieves. I'd say it would make a terrific urban-assault bike/commuter.


Selling the Stumpy - SOLD

EDIT - (Man, I hate to see it go, but I have to liquidate, a bit. Now that it's sold, I already miss it. Oh well, I'll eventually build something to replace it. )

I took the 650b wheels off of the Stumpy, put on some 26" XT wheels and Ritchey Speedmax tires, along with racks and fenders, and listed it on eBay. It didn't make reserve, but I had a guy contact me and make an offer, which I accepted.

However, communication has been a bit spotty, and he hasn't paid for it. So, I just thought that I'd point out that it's available for $600, shipped. Just look here.


Friday, August 7, 2009

A Cool Coffee Shop Bike for Melissa

I just built up this Nishiki for a coffee shop friend of mine, Melissa. I originally picked the bike up to strip the alloy fenders off, so I could send them to my sister for her Nishiki mixte. (Joy's mixte will eventually be on the Mixte Gallery. Keep your eyes open.)

I showed this bike to Melissa, sans fenders, and she wanted it. I had the n.o.s. Schwinn fenders still wrapped in plastic, and I told Melissa that I could paint them black, or silver if she wanted. She said no, the blue looked nice with the yellow, especially with the gold pinstripes.

So, I went to the hardware store and got some stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers to mount the fenders. Then, I shined up the chrome rims, cleaned up the rusty chrome chainguard as well as I could with aluminum foil and lemon juice, replaced the cables (and installed the snazzy blue housing to match the fenders), tuned it up and wrapped the handlebar grip areas with blue cork.

New tires and tubes rounded out the build.

I like it. It rides nice, and has a great bit of character (dig the shifter-mount bell!) and will beat the hell out walking or driving the 3/4 mile from Melissa's place to Kaladi Bros.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Flashy Saddle on eBay

I couldn't get the photos to show just how flashy the gold color makes this saddle. It's on eBay until August 4th. The link will take you directly to the listing.

As always, if you win the auction and mention seeing this, here, I'll refund the shipping fees.