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The Guerciotti Project – Winnipeg CycleChick
The Guerciotti Project: The Reveal

The Guerciotti Project: The Reveal

At long last I can share with you the finished product. The whole affair took longer than the gestation period of a human baby (exactly a year, in fact), and like most babies, it was a hell of a lot…

The Guerciotti Project, Stage 6: It Takes a Village

The Guerciotti Project, Stage 6: It Takes a Village

With the front end of the Guerciotti all but taken care of, it’s time to move into the other business parts of the bike – scary parts like the drivetrain, brakes, and wheels – which all need to come together…

The Guerciotti Project, Stage 5: All about The Stem

The Guerciotti Project, Stage 5: All about The Stem

The stem is a very important part of a bicycle. Not only does it serve to hold the handlebars, it also ensures that when you turn said handlebars in a certain direction, your front wheel follows. Nobody loves stem like…

The Guerciotti Project, Phase 4: Royally Forked

The Guerciotti Project, Phase 4: Royally Forked

In the grand scheme off things, a cracked fork is no big deal. In the somewhat smaller scheme of a bike restoration, however, a cracked fork is a fucking catastrophe. This post is about a broken fork and how my…

The Guerciotti Project, Phase 3: A Headset with a Coke Chaser

The Guerciotti Project, Phase 3: A Headset with a Coke Chaser

As you might have figured out by now, this bike is not going to be the all-weather work-horse commuter bike that I intended it to be. No, this bike (which has now garnered nicknames like “The Princess Bike” and “Purple…

The Guerciotti Project, Phase 2: The Not-So Simple Question of Colour

The Guerciotti Project, Phase 2: The Not-So Simple Question of Colour

Although it may not seem like it, considerable progress has been made in the bike rebuild. The majority of the time incurred so far has been spent buying a shit ton of beer, web surfing, and driving all over hell’s…

The Guerciotti Project - Phase 1: Booze, Blowtorches & a Bunch of Hammering

The Guerciotti Project – Phase 1: Booze, Blowtorches & a Bunch of Hammering

The Guerciotti has arrived! Lyle (the Big Frame) brought it in from the wilds of Altona and confirmed that this is indeed a frame worthy of a rebuild. Coincidentally, it is also a big frame, with a dead horizontal top…

Milan, Altona and Beyond

Milan, Altona and Beyond

After an exhaustive search, I think I have found the perfect frame for Operation Commuter Bike! It is an exotic Italian racing steed, coming to me from the equally exotic wilds of Altona, Manitoba via our country cousins the ABES…