Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Birth of a Bicycle, update

It's been a little while since we updated you on the progress of Lori's new custom bike.  Well, Ed at La Suprema had been working on it in secret.  As you can see from the photos that the frame and fork are almost done and ready for paint!  Take a look at those lugs!  Apparently, after the blueprints are drawn up, putting the frame together doesn't take much time.  Of course the devil is in the details - filing, sanding, polishing all take considerable time and expertise.  Ed is a true craftsman.  He says we may see a finished product in a couple of weeks.  Oh yeah, then we get to actually put all the parts on it!

By the way, Ed does not weld his frames.  He uses brazing in which silver alloy is melted between the lug and the tube as seen in the photos below.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quote of the (Earth) Day

Who knew that doing stuff with things caused shit to happen?
-comment on BSNYC

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. - Richard Dawkins

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I miss George Carlin

"Have you noticed? Anyone going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a moron."