Saturday, August 01, 2015

The preliminary list - worst bike names ever/marketing survey

Waltworks bikes don't have model names, since each one is different. But there have been some terrible bike names in the past (IMO Intense and the gun-name thing in the 90s/2000s was the worst).

But we're eating pancakes on a fine Saturday morning and thinking of terrible bike names. Feel free to contribute in the comments (no super offensive ones, please) and I'll edit!

Would you ride a Waltworks:

Spirit Animal?
EPT (are you listening, Niner? You need a women's model. Call me, we'll negotiate royalties.)
Bougie Camaro?
Peyote (for Niner, LSD)?
Oliver North?
Duff (probably a bonus copyright violation too)?
FFUD (shoutout to REEB)?
Humpy the Moose?
Dapper Dan?
Finnegan's Wake?
Coach Z?
Oedipus (get the ReXTR build)?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

For those who are wondering... much weight you can drill off a pair of Darryl rims....

Thanks to Tom for the uber-nerd photo.

Mind = blown

BikeCAD does not like me right now
Amazingly enough, Jon informs me that they actually exist!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chupacabras back in stock!

There are a half-dozen of y'all who have been bugging me about them, so drop me a line ASAP if you want tires. $90 a pop, frame customers only. I am guessing they will sell out again this week.

Worth noting that the Hodags are in stock too if you're looking for some fast fatbike rubber.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy early weekend, fellow Utahns!

Sorry, the rest of the world: you don't get pie and beer day off.

So, more posts and usual WW nonsense next week. I'm going to drown my sorrows in ethanol and sugar!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Brian's frame class bike - complete!

I did nothing but stand by and advise/run my mouth. Brian built this sucker from the ground up about a month ago - 150mm travel 27.5 hardtail with slack angles, super short stays, and all the modern bells and whistles. Nice work!

Edit: frame class details here. A couple spots still open for fall this year!

Prepare to be shredded, Marquette

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I don't know if Mark is actually doing the GDR, but this is the sort of bike I'd use if I was. 29+, Rohloff, rigid but with a lot of front end cush - not much to go wrong but about as much passive suspension and comfort as you can get.

Day in the woods?
2 weeks in the woods!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

3" tires? 425mm chainstays?

There are some caveats, but man this thing is going to be fun when it's done! And no, that swingarm won't be attached to this frame. I just bolted it up to play around and give it a little night ride test.

2001 LX cranks are still awesome. Cable guides? Who needs cable guides?