Treadwell Overlook

Overlooking things since 1984

I scored a sweet Schwinn Twinn Deluxe a couple days ago.  Today is the first nice day we’ve had, so R and I took it out.  It’s a bike that you can’t take seriously, which makes it really fun.

One of the last of the Chicago Schwinns

Score!

Score!

Earthquake

Dang, first earthquake that has woken me up in a long time!

I’ve been cleaning out my garage and decided I should probably sell my unicycle, since I never ride it.  I tried posting a photo-less “Rusty Unicycle For Sale” craigslist post, to see if anyone would bite, but nobody did (so much for laziness).

Obviously I needed to clean off the rust if I’m going to sell the ‘cycle.  I had read that vinegar is a poor man’s rust converter, so I hosed the unicycle down with vinegar, touching it up every so often, for a morning.  Then I scrubbed it lightly with some steel wool, and it looked pretty good at the end.

If the ad is up, it is still for sale

Hanger carnage!

Hanger carnage!

I got a new bike stand, so I don’t have to kneel so much anymore.
Now I just need to find an unbent/broken 9 speed derailleur

I got a new bike stand, so I don’t have to kneel so much anymore.

Now I just need to find an unbent/broken 9 speed derailleur

I almost forgot, new shipment of bike swag!  If only I could ride my bike…

I almost forgot, new shipment of bike swag!  If only I could ride my bike…

I’ve also been getting ready for an all grain brewing session by carving a mash paddle out of some spare alder.  It’s a little proportioned like an axe handle, but I’ll whittle it down

I’ve also been getting ready for an all grain brewing session by carving a mash paddle out of some spare alder.  It’s a little proportioned like an axe handle, but I’ll whittle it down

I was out riding the other day, when the parking lot jumped up and bit me.  I think I need a new derailleur hanger…
I’m pretty sure what happened is that I didn’t assemble my chain correctly.  Back to master links for me!

I was out riding the other day, when the parking lot jumped up and bit me.  I think I need a new derailleur hanger…

I’m pretty sure what happened is that I didn’t assemble my chain correctly.  Back to master links for me!

I thought it might only snow in the morning, but it is starting to stick!  WTF, I’ve already dusted off my bike.

I thought it might only snow in the morning, but it is starting to stick!  WTF, I’ve already dusted off my bike.