Category Archives: Musings

Head tube length vs. saddle-to-bar drop?

I’ve designed more than a few bikes for riders of all types over the years and up until a few years ago I was never once asked what the head tube length of the bike would be. I’m not sure exactly what changed but now head tube length seems to be a metric that some …

Posted in Bike, Musings, Process | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Eddy Merckx.

Today is the 70th birthday of the great Eddy Merckx and it makes me think back to the time when I got my first real road race bike. It was 1982ish and I was working at Dick Sonne’s Ski, Hike and Bike in New Hartford, NY. I’d spent most of my time on a BMX …

Posted in For Fun, Musings | Leave a comment

Coors Light Serotta Pro Bike – 1991.

I was excited to see this linked on the Velo News site today. I’m proud to say that I was the lucky guy chosen to build these bikes while I was at Serotta in the early 1990’s. It’s hard to explain how exciting it was to build bikes that I knew were going to be …

Posted in Bike, For Fun, Musings, News | Leave a comment

Jay Adams.

As a kid growing up in Central New York State in the mid 1970’s you either played ball sports or you watched TV. So many of the sports we take for granted now didn’t even exist at that point and I just never strong enough, quick enough, or aggressive enough to play any ball sports …

Posted in Musings | 1 Comment

Bob Baldner.

Bob Baldner. Karin and I moved from Saratoga Springs, NY to Montana in 1999 and come our second winter here I was offered a job as the supervisor of the snowboard school at the Bridger Bowl Ski Area here in Bozeman. Frankly I had no business being the supervisor of a crew of more than …

Posted in Musings | 3 Comments