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Bikes cyclocross

Oh Happy Day! I Drew The Golden Ticket!

An Ira Ryan cyclocross bike, in its natural environment.
An Ira Ryan cyclocross bike, in it's natural environment.

I woke up early this morning sometime in the wee hours of the morning and happened to check my iPhone to find the best email I’d seen in a while; my Ira Ryan frame is next in line to be built! Oh Happy Day! I’ll be going up to get all dialed in this week, but I emailed Ira back to say that I’m really thinking I’ll have him build a cyclocross bike, but would love for it to be flexible enough to serve other road/utility duties beyond that. I love Ira’s enthusiam for all things cycling, and of course his response was as expected…

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Bikes Misc

Accidental Twinsies – Ira Ryan and We The People

I’ve thought about this a couple times before, but tonight as I was unloading from our holiday weekend trip, I finally put these two bikes together to show how I ended up with accidental twinsies. When I first purchased the WTP bmx bike, this was the one the that most appealed to me…and I walked in and walked out with it off the shelf. Hop forward half a year, and I stumble upon this second hand Ira Ryan frameset, and without even realizing, I had made a color combo match.

Yeah, I’m just realizing what a geek I am for even taking the time to post this.