Hi, I’m Manu, a biking web developer. I’ve been writing on here since June 2002 about a bunch of different topics. My favorite posts are tagged with ✪.

Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

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8 years

My dear S&M already turned 8 yesterday, which means it’s time for a bike check!

15.04.2017
15.04.2017
15.04.2017
15.04.2017
Part Brand / Model Options Date
Frame S&M Cam Wood white, 21” tt, internal headset, mid bb, 10mm dropouts 15.04.2009
Fork S&M Pitchfork XLT black, 3/8” 27.07.2011
Stem Profile Mulville Push black, 53mm 25.08.2011
Bars S&M Grand Slam XLT black 27.07.2011
Front hub Profile Mini white, 36H, 3/8” 23.09.2008
Front rim Sun Big City Lite black, 36H 23.09.2008
Rear hub Profile Mini Cassette white, 9T, 36H, 3/8” 23.09.2008
Rear rim Sun Big Baller black, 36H 20.09.2011
Sprocket Mutiny black, 27T 29.11.2008
Cranks Odyssey Wombolt white, 180mm 23.09.2008
Pedals Animal Hamilton white, sealed 28.06.2012
Seat Shadow Conspiracy PC2 black, pivotal 27.07.2011
Seatpost MacNeil Stump black, pivotal 29.11.2008
Headset Odyssey white, integrated 15.04.2009
Front tire Odyssey Path P-Lyte 2.1 11.07.2009
Rear tire Odyssey Path P-Lyte 2.1 11.07.2009
Grips Odi Longneck black -
Spokes Primo white 23.09.2008

Basically, the bike is a mix of parts from the original build – which itself had parts of a previous bike – and from the first build of my Trailboss. Nothing actually broke, except a rear rim that got dented (skip to 10:47). When I run brakes – usually on trips – I use the ones generously offered by S&M after they fucked up the design of the frame. Speaking of trips, my little buddy got to see the world quite a bit in those 8 years:

San Jose in January 2011
San Jose in January 2011
San Francisco in January 2011
San Francisco in January 2011
Berlin in September 2011
Berlin in September 2011
packed for Barcelona in March 2012
packed for Barcelona in March 2012
Vancouver in August 2013
Vancouver in August 2013
Barcelona in April 2014
Barcelona in April 2014
San Francisco in September 2015
San Francisco in September 2015
Málaga in April 2016
Málaga in April 2016

I actually never intended to make this series of pictures, and it reminds me very much of the travelling gnome of Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain.

Besides travelling the world, my bike was also featured once in the S&M website’s news section, and can currently still be found on the Doodle Team page.

featured on www.sandmbikes.com
featured on www.sandmbikes.com
featured on www.doodle.com
featured on www.doodle.com