Category Archives: Blog

Blog 12-04-24

About this time last year, I completed a custom paint job on a Reynolds 853 framed Genesis Day One. The final bike became known as Harley Quinn, so named after all the bright colours I choose at the time. However, … Continue reading

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Blog 01-04-24

Well, finally the fishy thing, come artwork, sculpture, mobile, not sure what to call it, is now installed on the garden fence at the rear of the house. The fish have actually been ready for some time, we’ve just been … Continue reading

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Blog 16-02-24

I was never really happy with the paint finish on the Surly Ogre, particularly the wheel rims. The finish was not smooth and over time chain oil and general cycling dirt became ingrained into the paint and difficult to remove. … Continue reading

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Blog 2023

The Blog section is the home to stuff that does not fall within the other category headings, so all my other interests, along with just about anything else, will end up here including, nature, weather, DIY, life, the multiverse and … Continue reading

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Blog 14-11-12

Well folks, it’s been some time since I posted a blog in this section, so about time for a wee catch up on what’s been happening on Planet Gary. I had meant to write this on the 12th, my birthday, … Continue reading

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Blog 05-09-23

With a week of warm dry weather forecast, I was keen to get cracking with my next project. the Swifty Air kick scooter. First task was to strip down the scooter, check all the components and order up anything requiring … Continue reading

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Blog 03-09-23

Time for a quick catch up starting with my three single speed bike projects. All three bikes, the Harley Quinn, the Surly Ogre and the Surly Pugsley fat bike are all complete, though the Ogre and Pugsley have since been … Continue reading

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Blog 27-08-23

A quiet turfing day this Sunday with only a few zones to my name but enough to keep the points ticking over. More of a bicycle exploring day rather than a turfing day and also a day for tyre troubles, … Continue reading

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Blog 12-08-23

People, and society in general, do strange things. We put on special clothing to go swimming, which then gets wet. What? We eat more food than is healthy for us and end up with 2/3rd’s of the UK population overweight. … Continue reading

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Blog 30-07-23

Spray painting the Surly Pugsley in now largely complete. For the paint scheme, I’ve thrown away any ideas about symmetry, balance and matching colours, along with the ruler, pencil and the tape measure. This paint job is totally random, no … Continue reading

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