Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brad's Custom 'Cross Bike.

After a long wait, Brad's new Ahearne custom 'cross bike is built and ready to rock! (I apologize in advance for mediocre cell phone pictures.) It's single speed only with Paragon sliding dropouts and disc brake tabs. Brad is planning on doing some racing on it this Fall, but mostly using it for urban assault and Forest Park runs.
I think the coolest parts are the split seatstays, which are something Joseph has never done before.You can also see pictures of what it looked like before paint on the Ahearne Cycles website.

Note the hydraulic housing guides in between the two seatstays. Pretty cool.
It also has the new improved super awesome Ahearne Cycles head badge.
What? He likes salmon and monkeys.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Crusty Ruts!

   Hello, Metropolis blog thingy followers. Lil Snacky here, reporting back (as per the Mayor's orders) on the first PIR Short Track race of 2013. "What is Short Track" you ask? Most consider Short Track the hotter, drier kin to Cyclocross, but without dismounts and acceptable public drinking. Portland Racing, the good folks who put the whole thing on, describe it as, "an off-road bike race similar to a criterium where riders do multiple laps on a short 3-5 min course. Very fast and fun!" which works too.