Au Revoir Paris

Steel wasn't keeping it real this time.

If you recall a few months ago, I decided to take on a project to customize and convert a vintage road bike to a full-on dedicated track bike. It was appropriately called "The Paris Project.

Throughout these months, I had come up with a well-thought blueprint of the required components to achieve my desired aesthetic for Le Paris. Unfortunately, it appears that the bike gods have forsaken me. 

During a routine cleaning, I came across a crack on the Bottom Bracket - which didn't look good. There is no telling how it happened or for how long it's been there. 

I took it to the Doctor's Office and prepared myself for the worst...and the worst is what I got. Needless to say, I love this bike. Sure, it's heavy as hell, but I've quite a few experiences with it - such as my first Cranksgiving, first Five-Boro Bike Tour, and first Tour de Bronx. That being said, I don't know how far I would go to repair this (if it's even at all possible), since it could be expensive. If you happen to know a welder who could fix this, then please send me an email at 

Otherwise, it looks like I'm going to have to say Au Revoir Paris.