Wednesday, July 6, 2022

1996 Porsche Bike FS is ready for pick up

The 1996 Porsche Bike FS rebuilt for a friend is finished and ready for pick up. I rebuilt the front forks, added air to the rear strut, replaced the tires and tubes, replaced the pedals, and cleaned, polished and lubed. The bike is getting picked up in mid July. This is the sixth Porsche Bike I've refurbished.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

1996 Bike FS refresh complete


Changed the tubes and tires today. Along with rebuilding the forks and swapping out the pedals, the 1996 Porsche Bike FS is ready for the road or trail. This is a friend’s bike and happens to be one of the first Votec-made Porsche bicycles introduced in the mid 1990s. The first 500 made for international sale had this black frame and red Sachs disc brakes. After these first 500, Porsche changed the color to graphite grey metallic and to Formula Italy brakes. Only a small amount of the black frame Bike FS made it to the U.S. and this is the only one I’ve seen. 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

W&OD 45 miles

 

Four members from our Porsche Bike team rode 45 miles on the paved Washington & Old Dominion rail trail this morning. We had two Bike FS, a Bike S and Bike X on the ride. The weather was almost perfect leaning a little warm and humid, but good for July! We stopped at Caboose Brewery for a late breakfast snack and a Vienna Lager, which seemed appropriate since the brewery is in Vienna, Virginia. This was my third W&OD ride … I really like this trail. 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Bike Spyder #23 found

 

Weissach Bike Spyder #23 popped up on a German auction site this week. This is either a small or medium frame and likely built in 1992. With only 50 made, these are an extremely rare part of Porsche Bike history. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1996 Bike FS shock refurbish

 

Rebuilt the forks on a 1996 Porsche Bike FS for a friend this morning. This is the 1996 shock without the spring, just a lot of elastomers. The style of this fork is always more challenging to reassemble. I definitely prefer the shock with the spring/elastomers. Took it out for a test ride and it felt very good. Next I’ll change out the tires and tubes. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Paint and polish completed

 

Finished the frame touch up paint and polish. This bike is looking great and at home with the 986 Boxster. Fork refurbish is next. 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Bike S neighborhood ride

 

Quick 14 miles around my neighborhood on the 1998 Porsche Bike S after starting the 1996 Bike FS rebuild project. Today was just cleaning why the elastomers are shipping. Once the forks are refurbished, I’ll polish the bike and send it off to my friend and new owner. 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Porsche 963!

First photos of the new Porsche 963 LMDh prototype livery has hit the internet today. And it's beautiful! I love the number, 963, as it reminds me of the 962 prototype from the 1980s when I first fell in love with Porsche racing. The car looks like a perfect combination of the 919, 962 and 911 GT1-98. I hope to see it race at Daytona next January!

Modified Bike S

A friend just sent me a pic of his fully upgraded Bike S. Shocks, brakes, gears, seat ... pretty much everything but the large frame has been upgraded. I bet this is a killer bike!

40 mile Porsche Bike X ride

 

Another gorgeous June day in Maryland. Fortunately, I was free for a 40-mile ride this morning. Rode my favorite BWI to Baltimore/Annapolis route on the 2004 Porsche Bike X.

1996 Porsche Bike FS is ready for pick up

The 1996 Porsche Bike FS rebuilt for a friend is finished and ready for pick up. I rebuilt the front forks, added air to the rear strut, rep...