First Annual RikeBike GranD Fondo

The first annual RikeBike GranD Fondo took place on September 6, 2014.  We rode from just North of Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon.  It took us all day and it was a lot harder than we expected.  The downhill we anticipated never materialized... We loaded everything up in the Sportwagen in the morning and headed towards Flagstaff. The little wagon easily carried 4 people, 3 bikes, several coolers and enough gear for a comfortable overnight campout at the Grand Canyon.   The day started out beautifully with clear sunny skies and we proceeded at a comfortable pace stopping for pictures every now and then.  The route we followed approximated the…
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RikeBike 002 – Mountain Bike

This is my second complete bike frame, and first mountain bike.  I started building this frame last year (2013) and totally fubarred the main triangle so I scrapped it.  I finally got around to giving it another crack and overall in the spring of 2014, it turned out reasonably well.  This was my first fillet brazed frame and that was a lot of work.  As I was initially laying ugly fillets and then filing and sanding them, I thought to myself I never want to do this again.  Shortly after I finished though, the desire to master fillet brazing really took hold so I think I will be doing some…
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First Annual RikeBike GranD Fondo

The first annual RikeBike GranD Fondo took place on September 6, 2014.  We rode from just North of Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon.  It took us all day and it was a lot harder than we expected.  The downhill we anticipated never materialized... We loaded everything up in the Sportwagen in the morning and headed towards Flagstaff. The little wagon easily carried 4 people, 3 bikes, several coolers and enough gear for a comfortable overnight campout at the Grand Canyon.   The day started out beautifully with clear sunny skies and we proceeded at a comfortable pace stopping for pictures every now and then.  The route we followed approximated the…
Read More

RikeBike 002 – Mountain Bike

This is my second complete bike frame, and first mountain bike.  I started building this frame last year (2013) and totally fubarred the main triangle so I scrapped it.  I finally got around to giving it another crack and overall in the spring of 2014, it turned out reasonably well.  This was my first fillet brazed frame and that was a lot of work.  As I was initially laying ugly fillets and then filing and sanding them, I thought to myself I never want to do this again.  Shortly after I finished though, the desire to master fillet brazing really took hold so I think I will be doing some…
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