Sunday, August 30, 2015

The new is here!

Check it out, I have an actual website!

It's still a work in progress (thanks for all your hard work, Giff!) but it's a big step up from my black page with a few bits of text.

There is a new blog at and I will no longer be updating this one, but I will leave the blogger site in place as an archive of the last decade or so (!) of bike building, recipes, and general geekiness.

Please also note that for RSS feed folks, I'm working on making that happen with the new blog.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ron - done

29 with clearance for 27.5+ seems to be all the rage these days. Fun way to have 2 bikes in one (though IMO the 27.5x3, 29x2, 26x4 bike is the way to go if you really want the Swiss army knife effect!)

This one is an all-arounder with Rohloff capabilities as well as the usual stealth dropper, loads of tire clearance, etc.

Still all fluxy

I can't resist putting curved bridges on these bikes with big tire clearance...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Get your high country rides in!

...because the dogtooth maple are already changing here in PC. Fall is on the way!

Thanks to Luis for the photo of Mt. Guyot.

Won't someone please think of the children?

Actually, I'm not joking. Come make your voice heard tonight at the Richins building and help convince Summit county to put a safe off-street pedestrian/bike crossing over/under I-80 at the Jeremy/Pinebrook interchange.

Details here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Random photos for Ron

29/27.5+ with Rohloff/SS/geared capabilities, fun times.

Cleaned up and vented for DT welding-in


Like a boss

Front end

Toptube oxide rainbows

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

David - done

Another Pinhead fork, too.
Super aggro long front center/slack/low/short chainstay 27.5+?

Another customer bike I'd like for myself. Damn you, Dave!

Dave also has the distinction of being the first to get a boost (110x15) spaced rigid fork. In his case it'll swap out with one of the fancy new Lyrik 27.5+ units. Yes, another dummy axle joins the fleet...

I think for steeps and technical riding, the aggro geometry and big tires is hard to beat. For getting big air? Less great - but Dave could run some 29x2.5 Minions for that kind of thing, should he choose.
A few leaves starting to fall/change!

Geometry below. All supertherm, all stealth, 148x12 with some offset for a dishless rear wheel, etc.

This is the *short travel setting* "XC" mode!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let your freak flag fly - and join the Waltworks crew in the 2015 Miner's Day Parade!

Running of the Balls!
The Waltworks crew will be (slowly) pedaling down Main St/Park Ave on Monday, September 7th, along with a bunch of other random people and organizations. That's right, it's Miner's Day!

Afterwards, we'll do a ride and then a party/BBQ at Waltworks world HQ!

If you've got a Waltworks bike you want to ride, awesome. If you don't, we can probably find you a loaner. And really, everyone is welcome as long as you're in a good mood and riding a bike. Scratch that, you can walk if you want. Unicycles welcome too. Costumes are encouraged but not required. We're not allowed to throw candy, sorry, but we can hand stuff out, so if you want to see tons of happy kids and get high-fives, this is your chance!

RSVP to me anytime before the parade. You'll need to be ready to go by 10am at Swede Alley and provide your own transportation (you can ride the bike path and/or singletrack!) We'll provide post-parade food and booze, and treats to hand out to kids.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mr. Sparkle in Action!

Thanks to Kiefer for the photos! Makes me want to build myself up a MUNI again...

Kiefer claims he has yet to turn his knees into hamburger. That's a WIIIDE crown (and tire).

Nice 36er tire...