Posts by Joe

Winter Ride with Journey

Cold Weather Riding Gear

With the growth in popularity of fat / snow biking, more riders are venturing out in below freezing temperatures. I started winter riding about 5 seasons ago. In that time, I’ve had some of my most memorable rides and also some of the…

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The Hiatus (Fall 2014)

A few friends have asked me, “Joe what have you been doing this fall?” “Are you still building bikes?” “I miss seeing pics of the cool stuff you make.” It’s easiest for me to write an update for everyone. This…

SRAM XX1 First Impressions

The XX1 drivetrain on my new Golden Graham 29er has gotten almost as much (probably more) attention than the custom frame. So many people have been asking me how it worked and what I thought that I decided to write…

Chubby Frame

LOFA: Chubby Pony Part II

It’s been way too long since I’ve had time to write one of these, which isn’t all bad, but it’s nice to be making a little progress on this project. Last week I put the chainstays on the Chubby Pony,…

Chubby Pony

LOFA: Chubby Pony

The Chubby Pony is a utility fat bike. My hope is that it will significantly reduce the usage of my car. I make many small trips during the week that would be vastly more pleasant by bike, especially if I…

Monday Motivation from Mario

Monday no longer has the same meaning for me as it does for most working people. This is in part because I can set my own schedule, and also because I work through the weekend. However, it was not too…

LOFA: Truss Me Part II

Don’t mind the rusty prototype, I’ll put some shiny bikes on here soon! For this week’s LOFA, I am evaluating the truss fork for further improvement. I was able to get a few rides in this week, and am starting…