Friday, February 12, 2010

Smokin!

Not a bike bong.




Steph and I drove over to Elephant Bicycles, where we found Glen menacing John's Bridgestone with a hacksaw. I snapped some pix with the camera phone. Evidence.











Glen looked pleased to have sawed John's bike in half.









John had some initial doubts.







John cheered up when Glen gave him a job to do...


video








Meanwhile, Glen set to work repairing the damage.













And added these beauties: S&S Couplers. These couplers will allow John to disassemble his frame and fit his bike in a small suitcase when he travels to Alaska.

The couplers also allow you to fold your bike in half. A handy trick if you want to transport a bike inside a car trunk.

It's kind of a big deal, actually, that Spokane has a skilled local frame-builder licensed to install S&S couplers.









The
Elephant
logo,










an
extremely
narrow
tire,













a
precisely
measured
tube
wall,










a
thinga-
majig,













lots o'
drop-
outs
,












Fart
and
shoes.








2 comments:

John Speare said...

The caliper measuring the bit of tube there is interesting. It's showing .31 inches -- about 8mm thick. That chunk of tubing came off the RB-T that is getting S&S'd -- close to seat tube. Which indicates that the 91 RB-T may have used 8-5-8 tubing. It's Ishiwata "Triple Butted Tubing." News to me.

The narrow tire in one of the other pictures is a 16mm!! tubular. Yow.

Dan O said...

Ouch. Seeing that Bridgestone get hacked was a bit painful. Pretty cool to be able to travel with it now though.

I'm an old school Bridgestone fan. Have a RB-1 in the garage, along with a MB-3. I sold off my MB-Zip about a year ago. Bought all these biked new "back in the day".

I have a pile of catalogs, BOB Gazettes and other stuff buried somewhere as well.