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home and really bored today, so here are some pixDougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 11:42 AM
Luke's nanny is sick, so I'm staying home with him today. While he napped, I wasted some time taking pictures of bikes and my shop. New bike pix are of the Milano and 1980 Bianchi. So, if you're bored, too, here goes:

Celeste Bikes


Computrainer Setup

I was really hoping to seeJS Haiku Shop
Apr 4, 2003 11:48 AM
a few more pictures of your shop, Do(u)g. what you have posted there is sorely inadequate. please, don't hold back.
whoa, PS: inspiration for a new movie nameJS Haiku Shop
Apr 4, 2003 11:53 AM
"Five Pumps and a Portable Toilet"

Apr 4, 2003 12:16 PM
Toilet was for the 508 in 2002. Didn't have to use it. The one in 2001 was so gross it went straight into the dumpster at the finish.

There are no toilets in the desert.

Very nice shop...Dave Hickey
Apr 4, 2003 11:49 AM
Is there heat or AC? I use a space heater in the winter and a big fan in the summer.
Only a true weight weeniebigdave
Apr 4, 2003 11:49 AM
(apparently like you, Doug) would have an ounces-to-grams conversion chart hanging up for fast access.


Cool garage... I mean shop! Very well organized. Gives me a few ideas.

Thanks for posting them up.

Lord God a'mighty! That SHOP!OldEdScott
Apr 4, 2003 11:51 AM
My LBS doesn't have a setup that extensive, or that many tools ...

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, eh Doug? (I believe you've said that before). :-)

I'm jealous. Especially of that SHARP retro bike.
like the old one?DougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 12:20 PM
Note, proper toe clips. Of course, I don't ride it every day.

I'd not say "over done," but rather "complete." ;-)

Nice.....Lord help you if you ever have to move....nmTower
Apr 4, 2003 11:52 AM
Very nice pix.Will you marry me? :-) (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Apr 4, 2003 12:14 PM
How many cars fit in that garage?Fez
Apr 4, 2003 12:16 PM
It looks like you lost at least one car space due to the toolchest and workbench. Would you have enough height to fit a car under the hanging bikes?

And where's the portable refigerator? One side could be stocked with water and gatorade, the other with beer, depending on what time of day you're working in the shop.

Nice shop. Its hard to believe all that is just for one cyclist.
How many cars fit in that garage?DougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 12:19 PM
3 car garage, but we only have 2. My wife was gone with hers.

Yes, there is a fridge in the garage, maybe not pictured. Fact, it is stocked with beer and Gatorade (and I keep my Camelbaks in there).

It's a hobby, too, not just a sport. ;-)

Front braker levers on right side? (nm)czardonic
Apr 4, 2003 12:30 PM
always (nm)DougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 12:38 PM
Paticular reason? Seems like less optimal routing. (nm)czardonic
Apr 4, 2003 12:45 PM
several reasonsDougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 12:52 PM
First, I'm right handed, so stronger hand works the brake needing more power.

I think routing is actually better, with shorter cables; not short enough to kink.

When the climbing bike was set up with no front derailleur and STI rear, I could eliminate the rear brake and left lever, so I had to keep the front to the right lever.

Then, I like them all the same, so I never have to think about it. Actually, I think the Milano is still set up backwards, but it doesn't matter.

Can definitely see wanting them all the same. (nm)czardonic
Apr 4, 2003 1:21 PM
Why 5 floor pumps? I can't understand....Bruno S
Apr 4, 2003 12:47 PM
Ok, so you bought one, then another better one, then a third even better one. But five? Two look to be identical. I just want to understand the reasoning behind this (if any).
vehicles, etcDougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 12:53 PM
Several broke and I recently replaced the heads with Silcas. One has a disk head (very small). Just sorta happened over time.

re: home and really bored today, so here are some pixdave_w
Apr 4, 2003 12:52 PM
How much dinero would you want for the abused SLR? I have a couple and like them. I'd put an ugly cover I have on it and use it on an mtb.

ps. only a little celeste love here, a 99 Alloro(aluminum), Ultegra, with Mavic Cosmos. The ano blue Cosmos wheels go well with the pearlescent Celeste on my bike.
postage would be good enough; email me nmDougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 12:54 PM
Hey Doug Hows That Park Spoke Tension Meter???abicirider
Apr 4, 2003 1:11 PM
Been thinking about picking one up on ebay for under $50.00 is it very accurate?, easy to caliberate?
Any comments appreciated.
Be Safe out On The Roads !!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
works fineDougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 3:29 PM
To see tension in absolute terms, you need to measure spoke diameter and convert readings on a chart. I mainly used it to tell relative tension, keeping spokes within 10%. Not sure of accuracy, but it was repeatable.

Scary...but me likey...biknben
Apr 4, 2003 1:33 PM
So many pics, where do I start.

-Celeste brakes pads...c'mon now?!?

-The SLR saddle? Are you sure it's not your a$$ that caused that damage. Is that the one you used for the solo 508? I do remember something about intestinal distress. :-)

-AHHHH, The Park headset press. Just last weekend I installed a CK headset with a threaded rod, washers, and bolts. Someday I'll upgrade.

-5 pumps? Do you have 10 pneumo helmets somewhere?

I'm proud of my little basement shop I've created. Over time I expect it will evolve into something like this. Very nice Doug.
Apr 4, 2003 3:31 PM
The green pads just happen to come with a set of Cane Creek SL brakes. A newer set came with black pads. Just lucky, I guess.

The SLR got wet, and not how you are implying. I guess it's glued together.
re: home and really bored today, so here are some pixbikenbo
Apr 4, 2003 2:54 PM
Nice shop Doug. Can I bring my bike by sometime and work on it in your shop or maybe you should come by and advise me on building a shop in my garage:) I do live in Fresno.

sure; email me nmDougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 3:31 PM
See ya have a child trailer.High Gear
Apr 4, 2003 4:08 PM
Thats my next investment. My little girl will be two in August so I'm sure her neck can take the bumps of the road now. I didn't want to take chances last year. I think we can do some serious strength training, doing hill repeats with 40lbs strapped to our bike!
re: The Martha Stewart of Bike Work ShopsChainstay
Apr 4, 2003 6:15 PM
Mine is pretty chaotic. Two hobbies get mixed - bikes and my sons radio controlled cars. Then you throw in home repair, laundry, paper work, books. Its a zoo. I'm jealous
OMG,Doug. You don't even want to see my "shop"!look271
Apr 5, 2003 8:14 AM
Really nice set-up. Mine is a bit more, shall we say, less "tidy"? I DO know where most of my stuff is, I think. =)
did you paint the Pista yourself?bianchi boy
Apr 5, 2003 9:59 AM
Seems like I remember you talking about painting it. Nice paint job. I share your appreciate for celeste green, although my Bianchi been sent to the pasture.
re: home and really bored today, so here are some pixraleigh rider
Apr 5, 2003 7:12 PM
What? No welding equipment?!?
piaggio on headtube?moschika
Apr 5, 2003 10:38 PM
i'm not too familiar with bianchi history but what's their relation to piaggio? were they a division along with their vespas?