what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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January 15, 2018

it's not about the bike it's about the transom window

it's about coils and coils of coaxial cable deadheaded in the gutter

it's about urban decay     nature taking over

it's rat traps and paint chips 

it's moss vs pressure washer

it's urban renewal and street level retail

when it is about the bike it's about the Ritchey Force stem and the Ritchey Logic cranks and the really old steel frame and it's always going to be about thumb shifters but  it's never going to be about hydraulic disc brakes 


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pilder said...

kicked up some dust in the garage today and found a beefy bmx 20" rim with 36 holes waiting for a chance to build a new cargo bike front wheel. visions of e-assist don't get very far. The kids keep getting bigger and I keep getting older and that bike keeps getting heavier. maybe I don't need that assist. If I wanted a scooter I'd get a scooter. If I wanted a moped I'd get a moped. they say the simple life aint so simple. The SunRingle big baller name for this beefy bmx rim isn't as cool as it used to be.

Posted January 15, 2018 07:41 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to pilder...

interesting fact even if you're not a sports fan or a Yo La Tengo fan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Not_Afraid_of_You_and_I_Will_Beat_Your_Ass

Posted January 15, 2018 07:46 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to pilder...

there's a swisher sweet wrapper on the ground near you. you just need to open your mind to the possibility

Posted January 15, 2018 08:27 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to pilder...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_Wheels_on_a_Gravel_Road...footnotes under foot

Posted January 16, 2018 09:20 AM | Reply to this comment

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Posted January 16, 2018 02:37 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder said...

if i sat still and spent more time writing this stuff in some sort of continuous continuity all those comments would find their way into it somehow in their own way one way or another shimmed-out with a beer can: http://pilderwasser.com/images/ritchey_force_nitto_shim.jpg

Posted January 16, 2018 03:21 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to pilder asser...

all that stuff is in there but some of it needs a little expansionary explanation conversation

Posted January 19, 2018 07:53 PM | Reply to this comment

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