Archive for November, 2014

New Paint for .008

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2014 by baumannwerks


When fabrication of Cima’s bike was completed back in April, we needed to build it up in time to race at Singlespeedapalooza…which meant putting off paint!  I put the finish on in my basement the night before bolting all the parts on, and it consisted of masking off the lettering and using cold gun blue to create contrast on the bare metal, and then brushing on a coat of straight Penetrol.  It looked amazing, but not for long…just long enough for Cima to fall in love with the color scheme.  I finally got the bike back  a few weekes ago, stripped it down,  and tried to replicate the same look with paint.  The finished result can be seen above, and right after completion we drove the bikes down to NYC to spend the day tearing around the city.  A hell of a way to christen a bike reborn!


Burnside Forge Racing Division

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 23, 2014 by baumannwerks







With the backing of Peoples Bikes of Beacon and Rushing Duck Brewing of Chester, Cima and I teamed up to take on the 2014 race season as Burnside Forge’s Racing Division.

The majority of our efforts were racing Cat1 single speed in our local race series, NYS and H2H.  14 races within 2 hours of Newburgh, between the 2 series we had an amazing cross section of terrain and competition that went from April to September. In early July we bolted on gears and teamed up to win men’s open teams at the Stewart 6-pack.  The following weekend Cima went out to Bear Creek PA and took 12th at Nationals in Cat1/open single speed on his fatty! When all the smoke cleared, Cima got 2nd and I got 3rd in overall points in the NYS series, and I also got 3rd overall in the H2H series (which came down to a tight 2nd place finish in the final at Tymor)…and between the 2 of us, Burnside Forge stood on the podium 15 times this season!

Huge thanks to Jon and Sarah and all the guys at Peoples Bikes, as well Dan and Nikki and the crew at Rushing Duck.  Keeping your bike in top shape and being fueled by excellent craft beer is paramount to any mountain bike racer!

6/8/14 NYS Williams Lake, Ca1 SS




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6/8 NYS Williams Lake, Cat1 SS

7/13 Stewart Super 6 Pack, Men’s open teams

7/27 NYS Stewart, Cat1 SS

8/9 NYS Windham World Cup, Cat1 SS

9/7 NYS Riedlbaur’s, NYS final series standings, Cat1 SS