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Crust Evasion Build 2021

So, after riding my first Crust Evasion frame for about 3-4 months, I came to terms with the fact that it was slightly too small for me. The Simworks Beatnik seatpost has an off-set of 20mm (I think), which put the framesize in the realm of possibility, but moving the saddle in the position farthest back caused the nose to point more upright tha...

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Crust Evasion Build 2020

COVID really slowed bike parts’ availability, but after a year of waiting for the stuff I wanted, I’ve finally put the finishing touches on my first “new” bike since 2009. The Evasion frame was ordered from Crust Bikes on November 17th, 2020: the day they became available. I’m about 5’ 9.5” and I think I would have preferred an Extra Medium fram...

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Semaphore Lakes

Overview Semaphore Lakes are several glacial lakes located in Southwestern British Columbia, and are a somewhat overlooked destination for a day hike from Vancouver. Distance Duration Elevation Change Difficulty Trail Type 11.57 Miles 5:24 1200 Feet Moderate M...

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Vintage Schwinn Typhoon Rebuild

I recently finished rebuilding my grandfather’s Schwinn Typhoon. The project involved, taking the entire bike apart, regreasing all of the headset and crankset bearings, cleaning and polishing metal pieces, and reassembling the whole thing with modern parts where necessary. I didn’t repaint or chrome anything, and like how the “garage” look turn...

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Elk River Trail / Headwaters Forest Reserve

This hike starts at the Elk River Trailhead, which is at the end of Elk River Road just south of Eureka, California. The exit from US 101 is marked with a brown sign indicating the Headwaters Forest Preserve, so it’s pretty easy to find. The drive to the trailhead is about six miles from the US 101 exit. Distance: 11.00 miles Time: 3:17:22 St...

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