Tag: Bontrager

  • Bikes of the DadBikerDesigner Stable

    A Series Until It isn’t: The 2013 @surlybikes Pugsley Neck Romancer – in one version of ‘winter mode’. Acquired brand spankin new from @radicaledgebikeski – The Rundown: 2013 Pugsley Neck Romancer Frame and Fork in Burned Nougat. @canecreekusa 40 headset. Bontrager parts bin stem clamping @giantbicycles Connect riser bars with @esigrips Chunky grips to block the cold. @rideshimano 9spd LX shifter clicking an SLX rear deraileur around […]

  • Bikes of the DadBikerDesigner Stable

    A Series Until It isn’t*: The 2004 @surlybikes Surly Cross Check. Acquired slightly used as frame and fork. Built up countless ways over the years. Stevie Ray Vaughan had ‘Number One’, this is mine. It is now the bike that has been in the Stable the longest. I like the ‘steed/stable’ metaphor better than the ‘arrow/quiver’ one […]

  • The Red Island Ripper

    In just over a week I will try, along with some other crazy mofos, to ride my bike across Prince Edward Island, along the Confederation Trail. 297kms. In one day. It will be both the farthest I’ve ever ridden in one ride and the longest I’ve ever been on a bike. The trail itself is […]

  • Late Season Bontrager Gnarwhal Review

    After holding out on dropping the mad dollars for some studded fat bike tires for a few years, I finally caved. Here’s what I found out. When I first got my Surly Pugsley, I was an instant believer in the platform. I picked it up in February took it home and bombed around in the […]