Monday, July 28, 2008

Bike Hugger Snapdeck

Galen asked me to pimp his snapdeck with a Bike Hugger green theme to match his future Surly Big Dummy. Here is the process from start to finish:

Dapper's Snapdeck

Primed and wetsanded

Dapper's Snapdeck


Friday, July 25, 2008


pizza, originally uploaded by Monkeykun.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Soon to be a homeowner [or a mortgage payer, after 30 years a homeowner]... hopefully things go well during the next few weeks. I am excited about having a garage for my bikes and eventually a garden in the backyard.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Outback Oven

Saturday morning I tried out the Outback Oven for the first time:

Outback Oven

Outback Oven

Outback Oven

Outback Oven

Outback Oven

Outback Oven

It was fairly simple to set up and bake with. The tricky part is dialing in the stove so things don't burn.

I want to bake a pizza next!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Snow Peak Giga Power

Awesome stove! I will write a review about it soon.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Big Dummy price increase

from the Surly blog:

The good news is that we managed to squeeze in another run of Big Dummy frames. That's one whole production run more than we had originally planned. It is much easier to type about adding another production run of frames than to actually implement such a thing. We did it because of demand, because you people have embraced the Big Dummy and other bikes of its ilk instead of simply buying a somewhat more fuel efficient car. There are not enough thank yous to express how gratifying that is. So more BD frames are coming in a few weeks, and then late this summer we should get even more.
The bad news is that steel prices and transportation costs have increased significantly of late, which means our costs are going up and so are yours. While the price increases will be felt across the line, there are a lot of people waiting on Big Dummy frames who may have paid a deposit already. If you are waiting on a Big Dummy, or if you are a shop that has quoted a price to a customer for a Big Dummy (or Long Haul Trucker for that matter), check in with whoever you need to and update your agreement. MSRP for a Big Dummy frame and fork is now $1050. It was $895. We've actually factored into this number another impending and definitely happening price increase so that we won't have to do this again anytime soon. So that's that. Again, this will affect the prices of everything we sell, but it should be of particular importance to those of you who have been waiting and budgeting and maybe even paid some money down at your local bike shop in anticipation of your beautiful new whatever... Big Dummy, Long Haul Trucker, what have you. Sorry to get all business but sometimes cold got to be.

I tried to find the receipt for my Dummy frame but I can't find it. If I remember correctly, I was able to get my frame for under $800...

Great success!