Saturday, September 11, 2010

Put a tiger in your tank

Walter's latest attempt to go faster by living up to the slogan "Put a tiger in your tank" ! For those of you under 50 you might need to do a Google search on the slogan to find out it's real meaning !

Sunday, July 11, 2010

volume fixed with left side drive



Here are a few of the fixies that were around the store on Saturday

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My new shiner!

Yeah, you think this looks should see the other guy!


But really...what had happened was....
I got taken out by a wheel....

yeah, it sucks! 

And this is how the rest of my day went....

(P.S: I still love my job! :) .... just not the biggest fan of Brian....)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Classic Italian Alan

This bike was in for service and just deserved a few pics. A classic early Italian aluminum frame.

Peugeot fixie

This is a cool old Peugeot we converted to a fixie. The overall condition of the original bike was just not salvageable for a restoration in the condition it was in.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Duegi goes to Italy!!!!

Check out my friend Oliver's Blog he is in Italy with some friends doing some touring looks awesome.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Mike Boedecker came by the shop showing off Chris
his son"s handy work......very Beautiful stuff!!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Old bike parts used to make a big difference

A few weeks ago a lady named Jane came into the shop wanted to borrow some old bike parts for a project. She wanted to use them to make molds for clay. I couldn't help but take an interest in why, so I got the back story...

Evidently there is a shop in Roanoke, VA called Keirin Culture. (The shop website is pretty neat: This shop has a cycling team named Kazane Racing Team. Kazane has partnered with the Nianjema Secondary School in Tanzania to provide road bicycles for the school’s new cycling program. Team members will collect used bikes, parts, and accessories from other cyclists in the region at various races and events. The team’s goal is to send over 15-20 complete bikes along with spare parts, clothes, and helmets late this summer.
The team is also in charge of shipping the bikes to Tanzania, at an estimated cost of $1,200. Profits from the Kazane Racing Working Man’s Classic, a three-night race series to be held in Richmond this June, will be earmarked for the shipping charges.
In addition to the bike project, the team is holding a bike-related art auction in late March to raise money for Nianjema. The event is called Velo Sanaa (Velo is French for bike; Sanaa is Swahili for art).

(above info taken from a news article at read it, its very interesting!)

Jane happens to know a member of the Kazane Racing Team, she is also a local artist. Her bicycle parts clay creation was to donate to Velo Sanaa. I asked her if she'd bring it in when it was finished, and she did! Here is Jane and her work of art:

 Our old bike parts are going to affect somones life half way around the world. Something to think about it. 


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pirahna Pit Race

This past Sunday me(little Billy) and Brain battled it out at The Pirahna Pit. it was a great race, but believe it or not i came out on top once again!

Brian entering the trail head at the beginning and I had taken the holeshot!

me somewhere on the trail of lap 1

Brian easily less than 45 seconds behind me on the first lap

the podium, but Brian had wanted to drink a beer than leave!  

Official time:
   me: 1:30:35
   Brian: 1:32:45

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow Bike

So, the regular form of group communication at the bike shop is email. We use it for talking about pretty much everything, including whether or not we should open the shop when theres 3-5 inches of snow on the ground. (Granted, thats not a lot of snow, but, this is Wilmington...'nough said) 

Well, long story short, Brian makes a bunch of his usual questionable decisions on Friday night, which overlapped into Saturday morning. In his cloudy state he took it upon himself to mountain bike to work, through the UNCW trails and arrived at our backdoor at 9:50am all stoked at his super hardcore effort, and snow covered bike. Little did he know the rest of us (who checked our email like good little bike shop employees) slept in and went for our own snow ride starting at 11am! (Shop opens at 10) We did eventually work, opening the shop at about 12:30. (Brian rolled in at around 3...lets just say he needed a nap.)

For his efforts, here is Brian, extremely proud of his snow bike!



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fun in the snow ! Billy must have thought it was summer time by the way he was dressed!

Monday, February 15, 2010

lone paddler

 With the big snow Billy takes off. He said he didn't fall in! Still I bet his feet got cold!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

The 2010 Gary Fisher Superfly SS

this is my idea of what a whole bunch of carbon should look like!!!!

Official weight is at 18.98 lbs, that just like a road bike for the mountains!! ;) 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This is me trying to open the box. Iam so excited I think I peed.

Yea, I am sure I did!

Wet pants................... What the heck this is worth it!.

I came across this website this morning. I especially like the "tech" page.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

bicycle blogs

The internet is like the bicycle it will take you places you have never been. Sometimes you will discover

places on your bike that will open up your head. The internet will show you things that you've never seen, and the people that are living the life that you dream. Your bike will do the same, with the exception that you get to smell the air feel the ground beneth your wheels. There are people like us and they write blogs about riding bikes. check this out.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Messing around behind the shop

Friday, January 1, 2010

Doctor Ollywood

This is my friend Oliver, he owns "Cycle Station" in Kona Hawaii.