by Jason Swihart on May 01, 2008 at 6:28 AM
Note the attention to details with the downtube shifters and mustache bars. That’s a commuter that’ll last forever. There’s a story to the bike as well. It was stolen and retrieved via graigslist.
from the Bike Hugger Photostream.
Soon to be seen on a Fixie rider near you - Tight/Baggy Jeans
by andrew_f_martin on Apr 30, 2008 at 8:11 PM
Wow. I’m not sure anything I can write can help with this one.
Robotic Bike Parking
by Byron on Apr 30, 2008 at 5:51 AM
I’d like a robot that’d make me a sandwich. Maybe read my email aloud in the voice of
Data and degrease/lube a chain in one fast operation. A robot that parks bikes is good as well …
But I think I’d rather have
a hardass bike valet carefully keep all the bikes inline and monitor them, then a darn robot. Robots are prone to growing into giants and taking over the world.
Bridgestone Derivate No 47
by Byron on Apr 29, 2008 at 6:26 PM
Will the bike industry ever stop re-launching Bridgestones?
Bike Radar spotted the Mellow Johnny commuter and an astute commenter noted I’m intrigued by this chainless design …
No chain! It’s a
dandy horse!! Now that’s way old school.
(Photo Credit: Trek)
Documenting the pelostache
by Frank Steele on Apr 29, 2008 at 6:09 PM
Getting maybe more attention than it deserved at the Tour de Georgia was Dave Zabriskie’s
Snidely Whiplash mustache:
Here’s Dave’s blog post on the mustache, which I think debuted at the Tour of California.
Byron and I started chatting about the œpelostache. The prototypical pelostache belongs to noted bicycle innovator
Tom Ritchey, of course.
My favorite recent example is
Alex Candelario, who a few years ago looked like he came straight to the race from a porn shoot.
Looking through Flickr, I discovered dozens of mustache groups. There’s
King size flavour savours, Hot Girl Mustache, even cats with mustaches. But nothing for cyclists with ‘staches.
So, since Bike Hugger is all about documenting bike culture, we’ve created a new group on Flickr called
Pelostaches. I’ve added pictures I have of Zabriskie and Alex Candelario, invited a couple of others, and am still searching for images of Deadly Nedly Overend before he got the Remington sponsorship (pointers welcome). We welcome contributions from anybody with pictures to share. Bonus points for handlebar mustaches.
Update: Posted this and then found the cycling mustache had been exhaustively cataloged at œHow to Avoid the Bummer Life.
Folding Pop Culture
by Byron on Apr 29, 2008 at 6:55 AM
Following folding bikes in pop culture, we just got tipped that Dahons are on the CSI:NY set, at Pomono College for their Green Bike program, and were on the Coachella Amtrak Train with DJ Mark Farina.
Coachella, the DJ booth ran on full solar plus bikes being used as a charging station for iPods and phones.
(Photo Credit: MXF of the Sycons)
Write your own caption
by Jason Swihart on Apr 28, 2008 at 3:16 PM
Mine is: not only do our kits look way better than
Team Highroad, but we’ve got the mustaches!
Frank Steele | more from the Bike Hugger Photostream.
by Byron on Apr 28, 2008 at 5:22 AM
According to press reports over the weekend, Washington DC is launching the first bike share program in the US. It works like Zipcar with an annual fee, stations, and 120 bikes. The SmartBikeDC bikes are three-speed, upright “comfort” bikes. They feature mudguards to prevent the rider from getting wet, chain guards to keep clothes from getting caught, front and rear lights that turn on in the dark and easily adjustable seats. More reports
by Byron on Apr 27, 2008 at 6:08 AM
A quick teaser that we’ve got
Bettie 2.0 being built right now as well as the Yuba Mundo – full tests and posts are coming soon. With two longtail, sport-utility, cargo bikes on test, maybe we’ll race them or something …
One of the Worst Jersey Designs?
by Jason Swihart on Apr 26, 2008 at 10:47 AM
ok, I like Hincapie as much as anyone else, wish Team High Road well, but what is up with that jersey design?
Is there some retro 80s aesthetic I’m missing? Did they just pull all the other sponsors off before it was sublimated?
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