Motown Soul

Check out this trick video of Sean Walling from Soulcraft building a custom frame. Beautifully filmed and edited, with a very nice result at the end.

FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft from michael evans on Vimeo.

I dunno about wherever the rest of you are, but down here in Hobart it’s absolutely shitting down. With the Spring Classics happening (or happened) and the paths and roads swiftly filling with mud it only seems fitting to throw the knobby tyres back on the ‘cross bike after its summer romance with the slicks. While the high-stacked excuses of grocery shopping, a blocked nose, absolute driving rain and darkness are doing a fair job of keeping me off the bike tonight, I’m swearing that the rest of Autumn and Winter won’t see it continue. Mud’s for riding in, and if it ain’t muddy for the next few weeks I’ll be a surprised (and dry) man. So throw on some merino, grit your teeth and get amongst it. And if you spot a slow moving brown mess somewhere out there, be sure to offer me a cup of hot chocolate or a pint of something delicious.

And is anyone organising a cyclocross series in Southern Tasmania yet?

Bigger Cages, Longer Chains

Anyone want to buy a nice wheelset? I’m selling the wheels off my CX bike. They’re sexy as hell and haven’t been ridden much at all. Probably 300km at the most. Have we established that I’m lazy yet?

The details:

What: Velocity Deep Vs (blue) laced to Shimano 105 Black hubs. 32H. Black DT Swiss Competition spokes. Black alloy nipples.
Condition: Excellent! Professionally built (by me), running beautifully true.
Location: Hobart. Can ship interstate at buyer’s expense.
Price: $350 firm.
Contact: E-mail mischa[at] or call (03) 6224 4234 during work hours.
Here they are in all their glory: