SF Cyclotouring

Ride reports and other ramblings from a San Francisco cyclist.


Another Stolen Bike Alert

First generation Kogswell P/R stolen in San Jose!

From http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2604975524.html

My Kogswell P/R was stolen from an apartment parking garage in San Jose on the 17th or 18th. This is a rare frame, only a few dozen made. The front rack even more so. Let me or the SJPD know if you see it anywhere.

(510) 459-0871


Stolen Bike Alert

Someone nicked Max's giant red Rivendell Atlantis. Keep your eyes peeled!

from http://maxp.net/bike/stolen-atlantis/

STOLEN: 66cm Red Rivendell Atlantis

The bicycle disappeared from the garage of my home in SF, on Fell St across from the Panhandle, between 8:30pm on Wed 9/14 and 7:00am on Thu 9/15.

This is a large and unusual touring bicycle.

Main features

66cm frame
custom red paint job with cream head tube and lug details
large black Ortlieb handlebar bag with QR mount
black Tubus Tara front rack, with custom fork braze-ons
black Topeak rear rack for Topeak baby seat (but no baby seat attached), with Planet Bike taillight
Schmidt SON dynamo hub on the front wheel; DLumotec Oval Plus LED headlight
More details

1980s Dura-Ace quill stem, 44cm Nitto "Noodle" bars with cream-colored handlebar tape
honey Brooks B17 saddle on silver Kalloy seatpost
Sugino XD triple crank (48-38-26); XT rear hub, SRAM 12-26 cassette
downtube shifters (D-A) and Shimano 105 front/rear derailleurs
Shimano BR-R550 cantilever brakes and Tektro R200 brake levers
36-hole silver Mavic T719 rims
black Kenda 700Cx42 tires
silver Planet Bike fenders with mudflap on front fender
silver pump attached to top tube with custom brazed-on peg
two water bottle cages
black Jandd tool pouch under saddle
Major identifying marks

scratch on "A" of "Atlantis" decal on left side of downtube
small scratches on upper part of left seatstay
handlebar tape in need of replacement; missing handlebar plugs
If you see this bike, please contact me at < max.poletto at gmail dot com > or 415-742-2268.

Thank you.


Rack Repair Weekend

This weekend I got back to some brazing by completing two different rack repairs: John's Ebisu low rider rack and Ely's Nitto M-12 rack. John's rack had popped an eyelet during some mixed-terrain touring and he wanted me to replace all the eyelets with tab-style mounts. It was a little weird taking apart the joints of the rack that hadn't failed yet! Ely's rack sheared off its fork-crown mounting bolt, so it needed replacing. This was my first time repairing racks and also working with existing chrome plating, and I'm pretty happy with how both repairs turned out.

Low Rider

Looking good.


Stolen Bikes Alert

From http://groups.google.com/group/internet-bob/browse_thread/thread/d6de0f0f1c9a227f/1eafe1f8ceca93fa?show_docid=1eafe1f8ceca93fa

54cm 1996 riv road in blue with mostly dura ace 7700 parts

52cm BDB pelican with a mix of parts and White Hetres

47cm Miyata teal powdercoat and 650b wheels with albatross bars

http://www.flickr.com/photos/subfascia1/ - This photosite has pictures of two of the bikes on it and i'll upload a third as soon as I am able.