Thursday, June 24, 2010

me deep into the landscape of Sedona

Self portrait of me looking pretty haggard on my ride. I had to stop and get a shot of me. The riding here in the midwest is typacally at a pretty low altitude. I think I was somewhere around 6000 here, quite a bit different from about 450 or so. a few days later I was riding somwhere around 9000 in Durango CO. amazing town full of very hospitable people and good times.

handmade custom Titanium 29er

This is the bike that I guilt here in my home out of titanium. I used paragon sliding drop outs, and built it just for the way I ride. it has a really nice shock absorbing quality to the frame and handles everything really well. I finished it just a day before I left for the west, to ride. It had just barely cooled off from welding when I got out there. It is shown here on the amazing trails of Sedona Arizona. I rode deep into the trails there and a blast. I would say that riding in that area is an almost spiritual feeling and it is something that I have dreamt about doing since childhood. Very few experiences live up to the expectations that you have for them. riding here was one that exceeded them. Even though I was getting tired during some of the rides the exitment that I felt kept me from realizing it. I rode three rides out there alone, but I feel like it was something amazing I don't know if it would have been better with a companion.

Monday, June 21, 2010


IMG_5074, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Im selling my cb 750 that I built last year. It is a 78. If you are interisted you can call me at 314 392 7841. The price is 3900.00

Thursday, June 17, 2010

sliced finger

sliced finger, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

I was turning a stainless head tube on my lathe today, and a sliver of metal from the tube wrapped around my finger and pulled it. here is the end result. A whole lot of blood a drive to the ER and seven stitches.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

leafer frontend I built for warrens cycle

IMG_5051, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

made of DOM and cold rolled steel. If you wanna get one you can buy one on ebay or on theparts section of the website for 1499.00


IMG_5046, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.


IMG_5040, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.


IMG_5029, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

IMG_5025, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

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