Topeak Rack on a Radmini

The Radpower rear rack is frequently (and currently) out of stock. It’s a bit hard to find concrete information on what other brands of racks fit on the Radmini, let alone photos of them installed. Some commenters have recommended Topeak racks, but there’s several versions to choose from. I tried the Topeak Explorer. Here are…… Continue reading Topeak Rack on a Radmini

More Volkswagen x Trek Bikes

Those 90s Trek VW bikes keep showing up. Who knew you could get a bike jersey and other swag, too? An unused ’97 purple bike with paperwork is up on Facebook Marketplace now [edit: or not – possibly sold?]. The original VW saddle – Nice embroidery! You could be the first person to ride this!…… Continue reading More Volkswagen x Trek Bikes

Back in the G-Shock World

After flirting with vintage G-Shock watches and learning about resin rot, I cashed out, making about a $30 profit on a $1 watch + battery, and forgot about them for a while. When Casio added a step tracker to some of their watches, I decided to dip a toe (or rather, a wrist) back in…… Continue reading Back in the G-Shock World

Volcon Grunt: Big Wheel EV Motorcycle

This looks interesting: An all-electric off-road motorcycle with fat, fat tires and a retro headlight. The Volcon Grunt will hit 60 mph in 60 seconds and has a range of 100 miles. Added bonus: the Grunt is waterproof (IPX67) and, Volcon says, can be driven underwater. The Grunt is, like most cycles, rear-wheel drive, but…… Continue reading Volcon Grunt: Big Wheel EV Motorcycle

Finished: Huffy Santa Fe Cruiser Bike

OK, now I’m done messing with this. I found this Huffy bicycle on the side of a road. Aside from trashed tires and one flat tube, it mostly needed just a cleaning to make it presentable. The final result is here. I shelled out for two new, slightly wider tires (no whitewalls), tubes, and handlebar…… Continue reading Finished: Huffy Santa Fe Cruiser Bike

The Orvis X Barbour X Land Rover Sweepstakes

Source: Orvis Orvis and Barbour have been teaming up to give away restored classic Land Rovers (like this green one, which was won by a Massachusetts woman and her dog ). 2019’s sweepstakes vehicle was a 1994 Defender. Looks like the winner flipped it for cash (maybe to pay the taxes on the prize). A…… Continue reading The Orvis X Barbour X Land Rover Sweepstakes

Hokey Smokes, it’s the Honda Hunter Cub!

Honda CT125 Hunter Cub in Matte Fresco Brown. Source: Honda Japan and rideapart.com After re-introducing the Super Cub to the U.S., Honda is now releasing the CT125 Hunter Cub, a more off-road ready bike that’s an evolution of their 1960s-1970s era Honda Trail bikes. The Hunter Cub will be released in Japan in June and…… Continue reading Hokey Smokes, it’s the Honda Hunter Cub!

G-Shocks, Resin Rot, and Avoiding an Obsession

Browsing a garage sale, I examined a plastic bag full of watches. It was mostly junky stuff, including a lightweight piece that said “Rolex” on it, but there was also one Casio G-Shock. Before it all fell apart. Casio G-Shock DW6800. Source: TCM Not that I needed another watch, but I had been casually looking…… Continue reading G-Shocks, Resin Rot, and Avoiding an Obsession

Carhartt – Are You Keeping the Faith?

Source: Carhartt. After writing about Lee’s Union-Alls the other day, my thoughts naturally turned to Carhartt’s coveralls, the archaeologist’s cold-weather friend. The Carhartt company, coincidentally, was founded the same year as the H.D. Lee Company, 1889, when Hamilton Carhartt started selling bib overalls in Detroit, Michigan. Carhartt’s coveralls appeared by the World War II era,…… Continue reading Carhartt – Are You Keeping the Faith?