My Bikes

Scott Spark

After an awesome mountain bike trip with Tim where I rode my Fargo, I realized I wanted a full-suspension bike for the rough stuff.  In October 2016, I bought the 2017 Scott Spark.  This is the most money I’ve ever spent on a bike, and it’s really not good for transportation.  It is good for grins though.

Scott Spark
Scott Spark

Surly Disc Trucker

I bought this bike in March 2016 as for touring and commuting. It replaced my much loved LHT that I sold some time ago.

Surly Disc Trucker
Surly Disc Trucker

All-City Space Horse

I bought this bike new in June 2015 as a frameset, and had my shop build it into a single-speed with mostly new parts.  I did reuse a few minor things from previous single-speed setups.

All-City Space Horse single-speed
All-City Space Horse single-speed

Trek T-900 Tandem

I bought this bike used for a good price in September 2013.  I’ve wanted to try a tandem with Diane, but didn’t want to spend a fortune on a good bike.

For what we got this bike for, it allowed us an painless way to try the bike.  Once we fell in love with it (which we have), I bought new tires, racks, and fenders for it.

It’s basically set up for touring, and will hopefully bring us plenty of camping rides.

We’d like to upgrade to a nicer tandem later, but they are expensive.

Trek T900 Tandem
Trek T900 Tandem

Rawland rSogn

I bought this as frame, fork, wheelset, and a few other parts used from someone I know online in November 2012.  I’ve since bought a bunch of new parts, and re-purposed some old ones I had laying around.

It will be my brevet bike, the closest thing I have to a true road bike.

Rawland rSogn
Rawland rSogn

Salsa Fargo

I bought this bike new in September 2012.  It’s a drop-bar rigid mountain bike.   I bought it for gravel rides and racing the Gravel Grovel.

It’s since been re-purposed as a bike-packing style bike with Jones Bars replacing the drop bars due to my neck issues.

Salsa Fargo
Salsa Fargo

Bacchetta Agio

I bought this bike new in July 2008.  I was still fairly new to bicycling and thought I needed a recumbent due to butt pain.  It became my primary bike until I bought the Long Haul Trucker.  I’m still glad to have this bike around since I developed cervical spine issues.  I ride this bike during flare-ups.  It’s also fun just to ride something different.

Bacchetta Agio
Bacchetta Agio

Former Bikes

Surly Big Dummy

I bought this bike used in October of 2011.  It was great as a car-replacement. Once I bought a car again in 2015, this bike was of limited use, and I sold it in early 2016.

Surly Big Dummy
Surly Big Dummy

Bridgestone 400

I bought this 1980s bike to use the frame to replace the Raleigh.  It’s just not my size.  I have something coming soon to replace it.

Bridgestone 400
Bridgestone 400

1980s Raleigh Record Single-Speed Conversion

I purchased this bike as a used frame with many new parts from a bike shop in September of 2010.  It was originally a minimalist fun bike.  I liked it so much I added dynohub lighting, fenders, racks, and bags for commuting.  So much for minimalism.  After some time as a bare frame, it was built back up, but due to fork and headset issues, it was replaced with the Bridgestone.

Raleigh Record
Raleigh Record

Giant Cypress ST

My first real bike in 2008 (see below) was a Giant Cypress ST.  I bought a new one in July 2012, as drop-bar bikes aren’t working for me anymore due to my neck issue.

It’s a low-end hybrid bike, but seems to have the right geometry to keep the handlebars high.  It turns out I was spoiled by nicer bikes, and this one wasn’t working for me.  I gave it to my daughter to replace her stolen one.

Giant Cypress ST
Giant Cypress ST

Dahon Speed D7

This folding bike was a gift.  It’ll be useful when traveling.  I also use it as a guest bike, or loaner bike since it will fit nearly anybody.  It was given to me in July of 2010.

I sold this bike in March 2012 to pay taxes.

Dahon Speed D7
Dahon Speed D7

Surly Long Haul Trucker

I bought this bike new in January 2010.  It’s been on several tours, and a couple of camping trips.  It’s also my go-to bike for most long rides.  I’ve put more miles on this bike than any of the others.

I sold this bike in March 2012 to pay taxes.

Surly Long Haul Trucker
Surly Long Haul Trucker

Giant Cypress ST

I bought this bike in April 2008.  I was clueless about bicycling.  I spent a lot of money on upgrades getting it to be a useful bike.  It was an inexpensive bike, and I abused it.  It was stripped of parts and discarded after the bottom bracket shell cracked in May 2010.

I bought my daughter the same model bike in a smaller size when I bought this.  She rode hers less, but had it longer.  Hers was stolen August 2011.

Giant Cypress ST
Giant Cypress ST