Author Archives: sean

42 orbits

11 miles of mtb, 1 mile of hiking, 20+ boulder problems, 5 pitches of the finest quartzite on the planet, and however many beers and/or pushups needed to total 42 Continue reading

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converting a step van into a rolling bicycle service, part 4

These dimensions evolved by careful consideration of ergonomics and by budgeting space. Continue reading

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this looks like stacks of fun

Endurance racing in Americas beer and fitness capitol check out this ride:  Durango Gravel Grinder 160 mile and 115 mile options for a self-supported epic ride in Colorado.  Git u some! Beer and pizza at the finish… yeah!

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space

space planning…. thinking 3-dimensionally…  or how is this going to fit? Now that the inside of the van has been cleaned and re-painted, I’ve been thinking about the layout of my repair shop. The trick is how do I hang … Continue reading

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Winter reading; building a bike repair library

Saw this image and was reminded of a recent book purchase,  The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt. I have slowly acquired a small library of bicycle repair books. Obviously, I’m a big fan of Lennard Zinn.  His Zinn & The … Continue reading

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converting a step van into a rolling bicycle service, part 3

bumper to bumper!  check out how much of an improvement a simple coat of paint makes. Larry May, (my father in-law) repaired the rear bumper and fabricated a box hitch receptor that will allow the attachment of a bike rack.  … Continue reading

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converting a step van into a rolling bicycle service, part 2

Before we start installing the work bench, work stand, shelves, and tools, the step van needed a thorough clean out and re-painting.  First we used a high pressure steam cleaner and blasted off years of grime and dust. Before we … Continue reading

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converting a step van into a rolling bicycle service, part 1

preparing the van for paint and graphics Continue reading

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"see how he uses a spanner to repair that nut!"

While developing the concept of the mobile bicycle repair van, I was reminded of this funny Monty Python skit.

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