Library Card

September 28, 2009

A great manual for your first build – with more about bicycle engineering than you ever wanted to know. It’s a little old, but not bad it you’re restoring an old bike anyway. Available at the Cleveland Park Library, if I ever return it…


Build Lesson #2

September 24, 2009

The second lesson of building a bike: you can buy a new one cheaper. I know people will argue with this, but unless you want to build a cheap trap, individual parts are more expensive than the completed factory item. What I budgeted for: $30 for the frame + $350 in parts (granted the brooks saddle tips the scale).  I won’t give you the total because then I’d have to talk about the powder coating cost as well…

From one of my new favorite blogs, here’s basically what I want to accomplish, new, for 359 bucks…paint and all. But all that said, anyone can buy new. I’d rather build it myself.

The Set Up

August 27, 2009

This works reasonably well. I think it would work to mount new iPhone as well. Would be interested to see how other people have it set up.


Rubber Solution

August 26, 2009

Before going to the hardware store, always look in the office supply closet.


The First Step

August 26, 2009

I guess the first step is to mount a camera — probably on the handlebars by the front brake. Borrowed a flip cam from work — that should do it for the first post. There’s a lot of info out there on how to do this. I’ll try this way first.