Friday, January 30, 2009

No updates?

Sorry for the lack of updates, the shop has been pretty busy and we have not been able to do much work on the vintage stuff. We do have an alligator lugged Moots on the way and cannot wait to see it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Grips came in now they are going out

The Grab On grips are now on the site and I have already boxed up quite a few pair today. If you are looking to order some you can find them @ down at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Need old grips?

An item that we often see replaced on many older bikes that we get are grips along with tires. We have the Timbuk II reproduction tires to take care of the rubber down but have not had a good source for grips...well we have been using Ritchey True grips but they like to split for some reason. A while back we were told that Grab On would make their MTN-1 grip with the old durometer if the order was big enough. The old durometer was 46 but the ones that Grab On makes now in the MTN-1 uses a durometer of 18-20ish. Anyways, we ordered up an order of the grips in the 46 durometer and received them today.



They look great and are available for $15. They will be on the site very soon but if you just have to have them now give us a yell and we will hook you up.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More pics of the Prairie bike

I forgot to take a picture of the full frame yesterday so I took two quick ones today.



and yes that is our Retrotec bike in the other side of the stand.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Prairie Prince

Welcome to the new blog for the Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology. I know the name is long but the easier names were taken. I hope to show off some of the details that go into what we do with the working museum.

Today I threw our newest acquisition in the stand for its first wiping down and a good wax job.
The frame is a Tom Teesdale built bike with custom paint by Prairie Prince. Its a really cool frame with some cool history. I will post more as the build processes.

The bike has some stunning details which are hard to catch in the stand in the shop lighting but here we go.

Vein coming out of a bone

Bone and thorns


Rose up close

More Roses

Serial # with TT stamping for the maker