1. Core77 calls it: the fixie trend has officially jumped the shark.  Available in multiple hot “colorways,” rest your eyes on the “Fixie Table:”

    Core77 calls it: the fixie trend has officially jumped the shark.  Available in multiple hot “colorways,” rest your eyes on the “Fixie Table:”

  2. If you’re not living a cave or stationed out in the middle of the ocean on Diego Garcia doing god knows what, you’ve probably seen 44rn_design's track chainring on your RSS horizon.  Aaron spent 2 years designing, prototyping, testing, spec'ing and sourcing the final US-made track chainring.  I found a few free minutes today to drop my new purchase on my bike, along with an Izumi V chain and EAI Superstar cog for full-on drivetrain refreshness.  I've never felt a smoother set-up- there's an absolute positiveness to the ring that offers and incomparable ride experience.  Aaron's careful engineering and honed design results in zero slop between the teeth and the chain bushings and the overall effect is a ninja-quite drivetrain that delivers 100% of rider energy to your wheel.  Only 50 of these rings were produced: 20 silver and 30 black, 144mm BCD and 47T only, and they're moving quick.  Buy your MA-designed and -manufactured ring for a measly $67 here, while you still can.  Full details on the design and process here.  Pictureset of the rings mounted up on various track cranks here.

    If you’re not living a cave or stationed out in the middle of the ocean on Diego Garcia doing god knows what, you’ve probably seen 44rn_design's track chainring on your RSS horizon.  Aaron spent 2 years designing, prototyping, testing, spec'ing and sourcing the final US-made track chainring.  I found a few free minutes today to drop my new purchase on my bike, along with an Izumi V chain and EAI Superstar cog for full-on drivetrain refreshness.  I've never felt a smoother set-up- there's an absolute positiveness to the ring that offers and incomparable ride experience.  Aaron's careful engineering and honed design results in zero slop between the teeth and the chain bushings and the overall effect is a ninja-quite drivetrain that delivers 100% of rider energy to your wheel.  Only 50 of these rings were produced: 20 silver and 30 black, 144mm BCD and 47T only, and they're moving quick.  Buy your MA-designed and -manufactured ring for a measly $67 here, while you still can.  Full details on the design and process here.  Pictureset of the rings mounted up on various track cranks here.

  3. New drivetrain day!

    New drivetrain day!

  4. Getting excited to install and run my new 44rn locally-designed and -made chainring. Full photoset and review to follow…

    Getting excited to install and run my new 44rn locally-designed and -made chainring. Full photoset and review to follow…

  5. aarn_wrks_dsn: aarn: available now: 144#47 track chainring [bicycle] →

    You heard him- sell Apple stock, buy AARN rings.  Your kid’s college fund will thank you.

    aarn:

    This is my first self-branded product. Before I get into the details, these are available in black and clear anodized finish for $67 in my online store. Store is located here, here, and here. Quantities are extremely limited. I had 50 total made; 30 in black and 20 in clear. Other…

  6. More Campy NOS-ness…

    More Campy NOS-ness…

  7. NOS is the new new. Building up Di’s Quiros on a rainy day…

    NOS is the new new. Building up Di’s Quiros on a rainy day…

  8. Catching up

    I’ve been super busy in the shop all summer and besides a lack of Tumblin’, that means that some bigger projects and work has gotten pushed aside for the daily hustle and bustle of repair.  

    Startin in August, the shop will be running “by-appointment-only” in order to better follow though on those projects and event participations.  Email me if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment for work or consultation.

  9. Olaf Lindefelt capped off an amazing eve of analog/digital auditory fun last week.  Dory snapped some nice shots of the event- Flickr set here…

    Olaf Lindefelt capped off an amazing eve of analog/digital auditory fun last week.  Dory snapped some nice shots of the event- Flickr set here

  10. Killington was awesome.  Thanks for bearing with the erratic weekend schedule as race season gets rolling.
Ride harder!

    Killington was awesome.  Thanks for bearing with the erratic weekend schedule as race season gets rolling.

    Ride harder!