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The Big Ride for #cyclesafe

Pro cycling eyewear in Rome

Cyclists take part in a protest rally calling for more and safer bicycle infrastructure, in Rome’s central Via dei Fori Imperiali near the Colosseum on April 28, 2012. The ‘salvaiciclisti’ demo in Rome - inspired by the #cyclesafe campaign by The Times - attracted 50,000 people on bikes. In London, 10,000 joined the the Big Ride and another 3K rode in Edinburgh’s to Pedal on Parliament.

All three events were inspired the London Cycling Campaign.

We’ve ridden in London and Rome and reading this story wondered what organized protest rides would look like in the States.

Making their point in Rome

Photos: Getty Images via Daylife.

Friday Night Fondriest

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from Instragram

Get the retro steel thing sure and the Fondriest is a very nice build, but no love for a quill stem or beating it loose with a mallet to adjust. On a new bike, some things are better left in the past. Campy Athena? It’s like having Ubuntu show up at Hugga HQ. Great another OS/drivetrain to support, ‘cept this one needs its own drivers in the form of special tools. Take a bike with Campy out and you’ll need to update your multitool to include one with a star-shaped driver. Sure it shifts well, as do all modern groups.

To the ride, there’s nothing like steel on the road and the Fondriest SF2 is what you’d expect from high-end, Italian steel.

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Lugged steel

Bikes like these are made for when you want to just get out on the bike and not race the light carbon with a number on your back or set your personal best on Strava.

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World champ

Fondriest, a former World Champ racer, is best known for Aluminum and Carbon manufacturing. The SF2 is a nod to the past and a bike I’d recommend for the long days. As I’ve written in response to comfort carbon bikes, the original all-day ride material was steel. Just in the Friday night spin I took on the SF2, it rolled along quite nice.

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The SF2 is made with Columbus tubing and the MSRP for frame, fork, headset for $2,200.00. It was nice to finally get a ride on the Fondriest too. It’s been here at Hugga HQ since January.

BMX that Londoners Ignore

BMX Flatlander Viki Gomez spins his bike around doing all sorts of tricks while Londoners carry on their daily business. 1 maybe 2 or 3 people notice his style. This in a city with the Olympics about to happen, including BMX. What else do they not see?

Flatland BMX is freestyle without ramps or jumps – it’s artistic cycling.

Like the soundtrack? That’s edIT’s The Game is Not Over and available on iTunes.

Tern Trolly Rack Debuts at New Am

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Tow your Tern

The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show is this weekend and Tern is there debuting their new Trolly Rack.

The Trolley Rack, which lets you tow a folded Tern conveniently like a piece of luggage. The Trolley Rack helps riders easily navigate subway stations and the integrated cover hides the bike and keeps you and other passengers grease free.

Tern will also have its award-winning Verge DUO at the show. While we attended New Am last year, we’re home in Seattle this weekend after attending Sea Otter.

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