So about a year ago I spotted a guy biking through the neighborhood on a Nishiki alien. I complimented him on what a cool bike it was and we had a long conversation on retro bikes. He's a cool older gentleman from California and it turns out he has owned several E-stay's. So anyway, I am doing...
I was browsing Craigslist and found this for free so couldn't pass on it. Needs a little TLC but not bad overall.
Just took it for a spin and I forgot how well these climb. Light and nimble.
It's going to need new tires and a chain, also a rebuild on the Judy's.
I was in Portland OR. on vacation and visited a place called Velo Cult. It is a unbelievable bike shop/pub/bike museum in the North East section of the city. The owner/collector who's name is Sky, was very cool and gave me the grand tour. Here are a few Pics. and if you ever get a chance to go...
Yes another project. This makes 5 ongoing :facepalm:
I purchased this as a parts bike. It had Fox front Sus that I installed on my Klein Mantra and some other tasty parts I used for other builds. I bought it at a very reasonable price. I will be building this for the brother in law who is...
I have always wanted to build a single speed trail bike from a newer aluminum beach cruiser and this thread will be my lessons learned and cost. I found the bike I was looking for on craigslist and traded an old tv that was laying around the house :D
Lesson #1 I didn't want a coaster brake so...
This shop is no longer in business but I was able to visit when it was. Unbelievable collection. He will still show you his bikes if you call and ask to see. Bisbee AZ is a funky little mining town that describes itself as Mayberry on acid. Also check out the youtube video...
I would like to first thank Michael in San Fran for giving me the opportunity to purchase this. Thankfully he has another project in the works.
It's a 1992 Alpinestars AL MEGA XT. Now I have four projects going so all will be slow builds and using spare parts out of the cave.
I have Posted this on other threads but it's never had it's own.
This bike was in pretty good shape when I bought it.
I did a complete tear down and rebuild/tuneup along with a lot of polish.
Frame: Handmade aluminum
Fork: P Bone
Headset: Dia Comp Aheadset