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Head Tube Badge

I've had some copper sheet laying around the garage for a few years, and decided to take a crack at a head tube badge. A bike always looks incomplete to me without a little something on the head tube. I drilled and cut out the shape of a cog, and stamped 004 in it (for frame number 4). I was going to stamp 003 and put it on my road bike, but it turns out that the set of punches I bought is missing the "3". After I got it cut out, I filed and sanded off the sharp edges, and sanded the front smooth to remove any marks. I…
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Infinity Bike Seat Review: Pre-ride Impressions

Why I bought the Infinity Bike Seat For the last 18 months or so, I've been dealing with pain in my ischial tuberosity (or sit bone) on my right side. My physical therapist has diagnosed it as ischial tuberosity pain syndrome. I experience the most pain when I ride my road bike. I speculate this is because on the road bike, in comparison to a full suspension mountain bike, I don't move around on the saddle as much, I am not out of the saddle as much, and there is nothing to cushion any impacts, other than my butt. When  I sit on my saddle, I experience a sharp, stabbing…
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RikeBike head tube badge cropped

Head Tube Badge

I've had some copper sheet laying around the garage for a few years, and decided to take a crack at a head tube badge. A bike always looks incomplete to me without a little something on the head tube. I drilled and cut out the shape of a cog, and stamped 004 in it (for frame number 4). I was going to stamp 003 and put it on my road bike, but it turns out that the set of punches I bought is missing the "3". After I got it cut out, I filed and sanded off the sharp edges, and sanded the front smooth to remove any marks. I…
Read More

Infinity Bike Seat Review: Pre-ride Impressions

Why I bought the Infinity Bike Seat For the last 18 months or so, I've been dealing with pain in my ischial tuberosity (or sit bone) on my right side. My physical therapist has diagnosed it as ischial tuberosity pain syndrome. I experience the most pain when I ride my road bike. I speculate this is because on the road bike, in comparison to a full suspension mountain bike, I don't move around on the saddle as much, I am not out of the saddle as much, and there is nothing to cushion any impacts, other than my butt. When  I sit on my saddle, I experience a sharp, stabbing…
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