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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. "Huh?" I have no answer for this question.
  2. "Will there still be baikus on your blog?" Only time will tell.
  3. "Do you have any cheap bikes?" The Walmart bikes are at Walmart.
  4. "Why are you doing this?" I have lost my mind and my heart. Fe700c may allow me to find both.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


When a caterpillar hides inside its cocoon, it emerges as a butterfly. No, I'm not changing into a butterfly, but change is good. I'm changing my business, its name, my blog, and my clientele. I will no longer be selling cheap used bicycles. A good pair of shoes costs more than $100. Bicycles have more rubber than a pair of shoes and a lot of moving parts. My work has been undervalued and under appreciated for too long. Soon, I will be selling only bicycles with steel frames and 700c wheels, no aluminum bikes, and no 26 inch wheeled mountain bikes. Will I still repair them? Sure. Metamorphosis. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Louden Wainright III

I'll always be a want-to-be. Last night Patty, Tim S., and I went to see Louden Wainright and Hot Tuna in SLC. When you get close to real musicians, they put you in a trance. They make it look effortless. My review: Louden had somthing to say. Hot Tuna had somthing to play. Here is a song we heard last night.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Like A Flashback

This picture reminds me of the old days, selling used bikes in the front yard. Things have sure changed. This picture was taken in Missoula, Montana.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Four years ago we went to Antelope Island. Patty says it was on my birthday. I hopped out of the car, jumped on my bike, and started to pedal across the 7 mile causeway. I pulled off onto the shoulder to make a quick adjustment and picked up several hundred goat heads in each tire. Great ride.

Today was going to be different. I came prepared. Tubeless. We jumped on the bikes, rolled down the hill, and my back tire was flat. Where did that big sidewall gash come from? I've never had a sidewall gash in my life!

I will never take a bike to Antelope Island again. Really.

The place is pretty. The bugs ate us alive.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Build bikes, sell, repeat
At the shop at 2:00 am
And tonight 'till eight

No wrench tomorrow
We ride Antelope Island
Mother's Day, hammock

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Recycled & New Bicycles, New Shop Hours

Please note the new shop hours at Recycled & New Bicycles:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 to 6

I'm Back

Rentolo became Rentover, Reno to East Wendover. OK, I bailed. It started to rain. My rear wheel was suspect (I had to replace all the drive side nipples. Try that as a roadside repair. Never tour with alloy nipples). Patty came and got me. I'm dry. I'm safe. I'll get a full report blogged later. For now, here is the nutshell: Reno, Dayton, Fallon, Eureka, Ely, East Wendover.

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