This looks promising! By 11AM, this depraved scene turned into a full-fledged, bare knuckle melee. It was positively Tolkien! Leather vests, scraggly beards, improvised weapons and wild eyed flaying all by a group of folks that have had nothing more than a 'sponge bath' in 6 months.
As His Tenderness put it, "Meth is destroying Middle Earth!"
Then the gentleman at the end of the block lit the cul de sac on fire. As he carefully explained, he had nothing to do with it, as he was standing in a pile of dry leaves with his Chicago Electric flux core MIG and Central Machinery angle grinder.
"The fire just started? What was it? A bird? Did a bird start the fire?"
Then he called me names.
I bet 10x more fires are started with flux core welders than shielded gas welders and that has nothing to do with the underlying welding technology.
We are doing our part to prop up the neighborhood - look at our facade! Add to today's events the fact that Jon's truck was stolen in the middle of the day and I would say Silver Frog has a ways to go. Stinkpots! Crumb Bums!
Our Burrito Slayer is safe.
Our Coco's Variety branded grips with unpatented airgap technology are available in a new color, Traffic Cone.
Rossi worked here for years and couldn't get anybody interested in mountain biking. Now the whole store has gone MTB crazy plus add Charlie and Randy. I am the last team member to have not caught MTB Fever.
I think these Deore XT v-brakes work fantastic and looks so damn serious.
One more time.
Once more for the Slayer.
Cheap now (as a red tag). Expensive later (as a blue tag.) Or really expensive later later (as a green tag.) We like it when really expensive is still really cheap.
Univega logo is one of my favorites.
Tall boy. Like a 16 oz can of malt liqour. Or a red cap milk (that's for you, Rossi! I know your mind is swimming thinking of Angel on a John Tomac Raleigh!)
A Peugeot that is worse than it looks! Why? It is the lowest end Peugeot from the mid-'80s and it looks AWESOME. So, it looks better than it is. We dressed it through SLL (Sucide Lever Liberation) with a set of new Dia Compe non-aero levers and Deda-style perf white tape for that PRO-LOOK!
Modest, but it works! Gets the chain from here to there.
Steel chain rings to last longer!
A great looking bike that is upgradeable. Ride a hundred miles and take off the kickstand. Ride another thousand miles and change to Panaracers. Ride another 500 and get toe clips with white straps. Ride another 500 and buy a suede Turbo saddle. Oh yeah! We have a used Sugino Mighty for $30! Oh yeah!
Heavy Japanese Raleigh. Perfectly nice, but a bit clunky.
Highest and best use? It would make a gorgeous gentleman's bike like our Lygie.
Another one of these! We did one of these with a tall stem and a set of Velo Orange bars. It was comfy and outrageous. Same colorway. This is crumb-o now, but it will be an eagle like a blanket on the edge of a gypsy camp! Well, maybe not like that kind of eagle. The Natty Light Cul De Sac Camper Bards should have a pigeon as their flag.
Campagnolo, Dura-Ace, 3TTT, nice. Handsome bike.
I dig this bike. I like the mismatched, hot rodded components. Campy at the curb, Dura-Ace in the backyard. Dura-Ace hubs. What makes it for me is the scale of the logo, the quality of the typography and the numerous inexpertly touched up paint chips.
Strap remnant - no additional charge! Edge of dust cap pre-ground flat for added cornering clearance - no additional charge!
I dig how the original inserts look. We sell new Campagnolo block inserts, but the originals are still pretty gummy. Why does rubber from the 80's still feel gummy and pads from 2005 are hard as rocks? What happened to rubber?
Cheap now. $500. If we start working on it, price will go up. Bikes like this attract a lot of tire kickers that try to grind you on price. We are immune. Meth Hobbits, conflagration, stolen vehicles and I didn't even mention the guy in the wife beater with the broken SR Suntour suspension fork that wanted to know if we would weld it back together. We are carved of wood. And burritos.