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by Byron on Jun 22, 2008 at 5:41 AM
by Byron on Jun 22, 2008 at 5:41 AM
by Byron on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:32 AM
Our new Club Cut jerseys just arrived! The Club Cut is a roomier version of the Hugga jersey. The material, features, cost, and design are the same. Before we send those off to our Amazon store for fulfillment – that’ll take a couple weeks – let us know if you’d like one now in the comments. We’ll contact you and ship it directly.
The cost is $79.00 USD.
Jersey Short Sleeve/Sleeveless
The jerseys are unisex, so ladies please order a size down.
by Mark V on Jun 20, 2008 at 10:37 PM
For 2009, Mavic introduces a wheel halfway in between their high-zoot, tubular only Cosmic Carbone Ultimate and the Cosmic Carbone SL. Like the SL, the new Cosmic Carbone SLR uses a similar aluminium rim (though revised and 20grs lighter than 2008) with the same carbon fairing for a 52mm profile. But the trick is the new carbon spokes and special hub that more closely resembles the Cosmic Carbone Ultimate.
Both wheels appear to be 20-spoke, cross x1 structures with wide bladed carbon spokes. Ah, but looks are deceiving. That’s because each spoke connects with a nipple at the rim, runs through the hub flange, and continues on to the opposite side of the rim. A plastic disc covers the outboard flange of the hub, hiding the central anchor point from the wind. But the uni-directional carbon fibres run all the way through. The wheel is true-able and the spokes seem to be replaceable. Mavic reasons that the continuous spoke reduces the number of composite spoke ends, which are potential weak areas.
So, the amusing part is that each wheel is actually 10 spokes with 20 nipples, laced cross x4.
But seriously, the bladed carbon spokes are said to be more aerodynamic than the previous steel spokes from the Carbone SL, and the SLR will weigh 270 gr less than the 2008 SL (245gr less than the 2009). But like the SL, the SLR’s tough carbon/aluminium-bonded rim is both more impact-resistant and more predictable during braking than full carbon rims such as the Carbon Ultimate. Additionally, the SLR is clincher compatible.
Internally, the hub uses the same FTS-L cassette body and QRM+ bearing system common to Mavic other high-end road wheels. It’s the only hub design that I actually smile while working on…ah, so simply, yet elegant.
Pricing is to be announced soon.
by Galen Maynard on Jun 20, 2008 at 6:00 AM
Just like celebrity deaths, “20 inch front wheeled cargo bike posts” come in threes. Seriously, I found this excellent example of a restored Schwinn Cycle Truck posted by its owner and Flickr contributor Cricketpress. The success of this Schwinn work horse contributed to the updated designs by A.N.T. Bike and Sycip, recently posted on Bike Hugger.
by Byron on Jun 19, 2008 at 1:59 PM
We’ve seen enough lawnmower bikes to wonder if someone would actually produce them. I’d ride one, probably good interval training …
This one is being shown at VASF.
by Byron on Jun 19, 2008 at 6:23 AM
Below is a story about a delightful green bike — a green Silver Eagle — as it was forwarded to Bike Hugger. It’s a tale of a bike lost and a bike found. With a bonus lesson on U-lock strength. Read on huggas, it’s a heart-warming tale …
Last year I had a delightful green bike which Pam (ed note: that’s the motha hugga) helped me fix up. A vintage green women’s bike with funny front shifters, a leather seat, Gregg’s Cycles stickers and drop down handles. It was love, true love. We rode together, and crashed together.
Then, last June it was tragically stolen out of my yard. I called the police and filed a Missing Bike Report, and was told that my chances of finding it were next to nil.
Exactly a year later, this Friday I was with a friend looking for parking behind Bauhaus on Capitol Hill when we found a spot, and I got out and realized the bike locked to the electric pole was my beloved Silver Eagle!
I left a note asking the owner to call me and that the bike was stolen, came back a couple hours later and found that my note was still on the seat. My friend recommended I call the police and just ask them what my options were.
Within 30 minutes, the Seattle Police Dept sent a squad car with two cops (one hot), who spent an hour looking up my original missing bike report. They finally confirmed that it was mine and called the Fire Department to liberate my bike.
At 11 pm, they sent a fire truck that was nearly a block long and 6 fire men to crack the U-Lock on the bike. They closed off the street for about half an hour and used probably about a $1000 of tax money. The fire fighters on the 4th try finally used a hydraulic splitter to free my bike and return it to me! (Pictures below, sorry about the low quality).
Welcome home little green bike! Thank you SPD and SFD!
Moral of the story: Write down your serial numbers and use a U-lock because they are impossible to break.
by Galen Maynard on Jun 19, 2008 at 6:10 AM
While I don’t condone the no-hand, no-helmet move performed by this rider. I do genuinely like his bicycle fashions. It isn’t often, I’ll see a cyclist sporting a tie. Based on the post describing VÃ©locouture, I’ll be keeping an eye out for dapper clad cyclists and posting them from time to time.
by Byron on Jun 18, 2008 at 6:38 PM
These girls told me they were on their way to get burritos for lunch and they put them in that cardboard box on the front of the bike.
by Byron on Jun 18, 2008 at 9:46 AM
How I find this stuff? It’s just what I do … a fun and sexy Helmet Safety/Music Video from the B:C:Clettes.
We totally need a performance like this at a our next Mobile Social. And there’s a throwdown challenge for the no-helmet cyclists! Top this video!
Standard disclaimer: helmet use or lack thereof does not necessarily reflect the view of Bike Hugger or its affiliates.
by Galen Maynard on Jun 18, 2008 at 8:07 AM
Kona commuter spotted downtown Seattle. Wet weather ready - fender clad, disc brakes, Knogs, Brooks saddle and bar tape…