I just read a pretty interesting post on this topic over at Off The Beaten Path. Things get interesting (and a bit heated) in the comments section. I’m a huge fan of Compass tires (made by Panaracer in Japan) and definitely appreciate what those guys are doing. Anyway, the article is definitely worth a read.
Jeremy Sycip has been building bikes since he dropped out of art school in the early 90s. He has a unique, playful style backed up with years of exprience. More pics after the jump!
Talked to Paul Sadoff for a while at the show. Super cool guy. He built a fork for me two years ago for my Ritchey Breakaway road frame and now just finished building me a gravel/rain bike. Anyway, lots of cool flavors of the Schnozola, which he is doing with fellow legend Bruce Gordon. More pics after the jump!
I’m planning to do The Dalles Mountain 60 on March 11 so I’m not gonna go to the NAHBS show in Salt Lake that runs from March 10 – 12. So I’m also going to try to get off my ass an actually write up a few more of the cool booths I shot last year in Sacramento. Stay tuned!
Sorry, I haven’t been updating the blog much. I do need to write up quite a few more booths from NAHBS. But in the meantime check out my Instagram, where I post at least a few times per week.
When the first Slim Chance arrived on the scene in 1991 I was still working in bike shops. It was one of the first “production” tig welded steel frames on the market, and I loved the no-nonsense approach. Back then I preferred the more laid back Eddy Merckx Century geometry, so I didn’t get one for myself (I did sell one to a buddy, who still has it). But as I’ve gotten older, my position has moved forward a bit. So now that there is a NEW Slim Chance, designed by Chris and built by the folks at Stinner Frameworks, I’m pretty pumped. The fit/geo on the Medium looks just right to me. I’m waiting to see the matching Yo Road Fork, which they will reveal in a few weeks. But this frame is definitely on my short list! More info at Fat Chance!