Thursday, May 19, 2011


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Finis, fertig, τελικού,  befejezett, lokið, críochnaithe, finito, 終了, 완료, ferdig, gotowy, terminou, завершенный, завршен, terminado, färdiga, เสร็จ, bitmiş, завершений, hoàn thành, gorffen!
It is so nice to be able to go on the internet and not have to purchase or want to purchase something anymore. The mountain bike is all done and there is nothing else to add to it. I am really happy on how it turned out and I hope you guys like it as much as I do!! Talk to you quick!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Paul's "Thumbies" came in today and now are installed. This weekend the bike should be all done and ridding it by Easter morning!! Talk to you quick!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I miss placed my freaking headset bearings so I am now behind in putting my rig back together. I am so pissed at myself. How can I keep all of the parts together for so long then when it comes to getting it all together I loose one of the most important pieces. Can anyone say "KARMA?" Wheels are done though, take a look. Please tell me how you can beat a set of Hope Ti-Glide hubs w/ Marwi Tye-Dyed TiTanium spokes w/ DT Swiss Aluminum nipples w/ Michelin's' ultralight latex tubes and lastly Maxxis Maxxlite 285 tires? Ahhh, it's good to be the King so say's Mel Brooks. Oh yeah, did anyone checkout the Serotta S's on the rims? Talk to you quick!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Still waiting to put the bike back together, the paint is all done and I am lacing up the front wheel as we speak, the steerer tube has been threaded. All that is left is a countdown to the first ride. Oh yeah, Happy Easter everyone!! Talk to you quick!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Here's another pic for you to salivate!!! over. Oh yeah, just got finished with cutting the new steerer tube. Talk to you quick

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More picks sorry about the quallity. The pedals look awesome, huh? Talk to you quick!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Did a little more work on the bike, it's a day by day thing. I'm trying not to rush even though the weather is getting nicer. Talk to you quick!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I finished the bike the other day. I'm clear coating the hell out of it because I want it to look like glass. I didn't do a very good job with the pictures but I'll post the best ones. The batteries died on me. Talk to you quick!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm trying to workout a deal for a couple more Serotta decals, hopefully I can get these decals because they are kind-of rare!! Talk to you quick!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The paint came in and I have been able to put three "3" coats on. I am really happy with this paint. The colour changing aspects are unbelievable! Plus the colours alone are so brilliant and eye popping which is going to make the bike really stand out. I don't have the clear coat on yet so I don't know how well it will photograph. Enjoy people! Talk to you quick!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The decals came in via UPS but I'm still waiting on the paint and they are coming via USPS. They seem bigger than what was on there before which is okay by me. Bigger is better, am I right or am I right? Talk to you quick!!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Base coat has been applied. Now all we are waiting for is the paint to come in along with the new decals. I figure by the end of next week she should be finished! Till then, I'll talk to you quick!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Well, I finally did it. I stripped all of the decals and old paint off of the T-Max. It was a really hard decision to make because once you start, there's no going back and I went all the way. The bike is going to look great! I bought this special paint called Chameleon paint. It's the paint that changes colors depending where you are standing looking at the bike. Gold to Green colour. I'm really stoked, I purchased brand new decals from Serotta and I had this really nice guy from England make a new set of Sun/Ringle Limelight decals for the rims. I'll add his website to my list of shout outs if he'll let me. If you need decals made, he's the man to see!! The old set was all worn and you couldn't tell if they were Limelight rims or not. I'm having the rims resprayed as well. I purchased a new/used stem. A beautiful anodized red aluminum Kore "Elite" ahead stem and a new rear cassette from Recon/Trotz an one piece aluminum 9 speed and the best part it's only 138 grams. 2 Shimano thumb shifter levers , 3 ring lever and a 10 speed lever that weighs 34 grams for both. To add to the levers, I will be purchasing the Pauls "Thumbies" to help to loose more weight. They look fantastic and I will be adding photo's of them shortly. Also a new Kore Ibeam saddle that comes in at a breath taking 124 grams and a brand new 1 inch Kor 300 headset that weighs a mind numbing 64 grams. "I shit you not!" I also purchased a used Ritchey "Prolite" titanium with ceramic bearings "which I added" bottom bracket that weighs 101 grams. Again "I shit you not!" Did you notice that I didn't mention the weight of the stem? Yeah, well that's a little heavy for me to mention but here it goes, 180 grams! Ouch!!! I'll take the hit on weight for the cool factor. Talk to you quick!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's amazing that an entire mountain bike would fit into a small case! But there it is, I'd like to call it "my box-O-goodies" Here's a couple other photo's of the T-Max naked. If you are under the age of 18, please look away!!! Below is a full frontal view of everything laid "I said laid (lol)" out. I love this stuff! Even though it's a pretty expensive habit. Well, lease expensive than my last habit that is.. But we won't go there.

You know what i would really like is to hear coments from other Weight Weenies out there conmenting on what the see on my blog and give me advice on what I am doing right or wrong. Please don't be shy and don't hold back because any help would be greatly appreciated!! Oh yeah, I just pick up another Hope hub that I will be using as my single speed set up. Check it out! Talk to you quick!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

No I didn't die, I have just been busy with other stuff. But I did purchase a new/used rear derailleur. Take a look;Sweet right? I might be building another bike..?? We'll see but til then, talk to you quick!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well, my springs came in and I'll be showing the process that I used to add a good 2 1/2 inches of more travel to my Pace RC35 fork. There was no cutting of any kind of the fork and the only part I added to the fork were the springs. I prefer a softer ride than most but you can use any type springs that you like. The spring that I used was a light weight Rock Shox 100mm travel replacement spring kit that I purchased off the Internet for $19.99. I didn't have to spend any other money than that to do this project and the best part is that I did it in under an hour. Tools needed to use are a screw driver, a Dremel, 2 needle nose pliers, visegrips the new springs and some heavy duty grease/lube. Here is the fork completely taken apart. As you can plainly see the rubber bushing are totally spent. And the fork was not performing up to par.
In this photo I had to shave the bottom of the spring so that it would fit/sit inside that aluminum cap screw.
This photo shows me fitting the spring assembly to the stanchion. On the inside of the stanchion is a lock-nut and plastic washer. I also added a firmer spring (from my old Mantiou SX fork)(not pictured) inside the stanchion (the chrome tube) so the fork would have some damper/rebound properties like the forks today and to keep it from not being too mushy.

In this photo is the spring assembly, stanchion and fork leg all put together and I lubed all rubbing parts for a smooth quite travel.

In this photo is the completed fork with the c-clip cotter pin installed. While doing this I was crimping the c-clip back into shape and it flew off the visegrips and got me right in the left eye. It was truly painful and my eye is all bloodshot. So the lesson learned today is, always wear eye protection! And that's no joke. In this photo you can plainly see the amount of travel gained by replacing the bushings with the springs. The bike feels great and rebounds like new. I am very please with how this little project turned out.
Here is the finished product. Take a look at the photo below you can see that the front has a lot more travel than it use to. I have tested the fork and it's like new. You see the photo's and you are reading the descriptions and I am telling you, "it's that easy!" The best part is, I have a good 4 inches of actual travel now not the pretend travel that you sort-of get with those rubber bushings. Now that was a great $19.99 investment and in under an hours time, I think you guys would have to agree.. Talk to you quick!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Check out the new look Pace fork. I purchased these decals off an internet site and they had them to my doorstep with 48 hours. That's pretty freaking quick! Talk to you quick!!!