Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Status Update: Project Tall Bike

My Tall Bike project is coming along. Last Thursday, I took the bikes to G&M in Corona to get sandblasted. All the paint was removed and the frames are ready to be hacked and welded. I love the clean look of sandblasted steel. The bikes looks so clean and raw, I almost was tempted to NOT make a Tall Bike and RE-CYCLE these to some sweet mountain bikes.

No, no, I must keep focused. Nick and I went to Aircraft Spruce to pick up some cromoly steel to extend the head tube and steerer tubes. Aircraft Spruce is such a neat place. We were only allowed in the showroom but I would love to look around the warehouse!

Need Steel, Cromoly or Aluminum Tubing, Aircraft Spruce is the place to go. 8 feet of CROMO set me back $24.00.

Nick is busy hacking and grinding away. I wanted the GT Outpost to be on the bottom to preserve the signature GT styling but Nick is the boss. He hacked the rear seat and chain-stays. I guess the GT Outpost will be the top.


Stay Tuned, so much more to come. Tomorrow we install the cranks to get an idea of chain line and to see if the arms will interfere with the Seat stays.

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