Golden Gardens Single SpeedComments
by Jason Swihart on Apr 09, 2008 at 10:49 AM
by Jason Swihart on Apr 09, 2008 at 10:49 AM
by Byron on Apr 09, 2008 at 9:14 AM
Back from Shanghai and finally, mostly over the massive jet lag, I toggled the Modal from single to geared. Despite the f’ing rain, I found that most enjoyable because there’s zen in working quietly on a bike and going out for a ride. It took me about an hour to switch and Mark does it in about 15 minutes.
A few updates:
Note: The Modal is a travel bike concept that folds and toggles between single, fixed, and geared modes.
by Byron on Apr 08, 2008 at 6:25 PM
I think everyone saw the Trek/Lemond split coming …
Trek Company Update, ‘Trek to Immediately Sever Relationship with Greg LeMond’
There’s a Press Release and a whole media primer. If this is public, you can bet it got real nasty – you can even smoking gun it yourself in this initial summons and read a ways into the complaint to find that it’s an alleged Bro deal gone wrong (page 4, para 16)!
… since 1999 Greg LeMond has made numerous purchases of LeMond bicycles at employee pricing from Trek with a suggested retail value of over $2,500,000. Upon information and belief, Greg LeMond has resold, bartered for value or otherwise distributed many or most of these bikes, harming Trek and its dealers
by Byron on Apr 08, 2008 at 8:02 AM
Providing a new statement on a traditional sport and furthermore imparting a fresh insight into a subculture very much responsible for a new movement in popular culture, Pressure matches RVCA’s deep roots within the arts and Cinelli’s apparent appreciation for world class design.
Pressure is a haute couture bike show!
Launch Date & Time World Premiere Thursday | 19th June | 2008 7pm To 10pm
Location Vasf Gallery 1485 Haight St San Francisco | Ca
by Mark V on Apr 07, 2008 at 11:07 PM
At Elliott Bay Bikes, we had a gang of Japanese bike enthusiasts stop in. Minato Seiya-san of Depot Cycle & Recycle, a shop in Ichikawa near Tokyo and Yamamoto Atsushi-san, maker of the Gunung label of hats, chatted with me when I emerged out of my mechanic station hole. I asked them about their travels in Taiwan, and then I told them about my downhill run in Nikko. It turns out they’re friends with Morita Yohei of Cog Magazine who stopped into the shop a couple months ago. Minato-san and Yamamoto-san are on their way to Philadelphia this month for a messenger race. While in Seattle, they are visiting the Seattle wing of Reload Bags.
by Byron on Apr 07, 2008 at 10:05 PM
Bikes seen in Shanghai …
And whenever I’d see one of these bikes, I’d wonder, "what’s he doing with that big bag of ?" Also seen, but not photographed were “giant tubes” and my all-time fav was scooter-assisted cargo bike.
That happens a lot in China, btw, you’ll see all sorts of crazy things on the street. I’ll never forget bucket-of-meat bike in Beijing.
by Andrew Martin on Apr 07, 2008 at 3:09 PM
Kudos to the guys over at Hiawatha Cyclery for figuring this one out. I’ve been after this setup for a while for my On-One Pompino. It’s an Alfine internally geared hub with a convensional drop bar-end shifter. The trick is adding the Travel Agent to make up the extra cable pull necessary to shift the internal hub.
by Jason Swihart on Apr 07, 2008 at 2:36 PM
Ok, let’s purge fat blogger photo with Bike Ink or even a tall bike …
by Byron on Apr 07, 2008 at 9:54 AM
Reading about the self-induced misery, woe-as-me, sad, geek, overweight bloggers, nearing an early death in the NYTimes, I thought, “get outside!” At least with bike blogging, we’re like out testing and riding bikes – traveling around and blogging about it. And for the celeb watchers, Bicycling is featuring Dr. McDreamy on the cover who lost 15 pounds by riding his bike – yippee! I see a blogger episode of the Biggest Loser already being planned. The irony of social media is how unsocial and unhealthy it is for the people glued to their computer screens, least of which is how unproductive it can become.
I get asked about posting frequency a lot and the volume you read from us is the mininum to push any sort of traffic advertisers and Google will notice. But note that more volume, like that of a Gawker Media blog, and you have no life, outside of Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, WordPress, and various other social media apps. I don’t consider that heroic, btw, even if the money is purportedly good or slashdotted as being really not that much. It’s more heroic to blog and balance your life. For us, there’s just too much riding out there to do and our posting volume shows that.
Hope you all are ok with that and are out riding as well.
by Dave R. on Apr 04, 2008 at 10:46 PM
The next Ridecivil ride is queued up for this coming Friday. The 10 day forecast looks a bit damp so I’ve themed this the Aquatic April ride. Bring your snorkel for your helmet, flippers for your cleats, swimsuit instead of your favorite woolly knickers, whatever you like. Just bring yourself on down for a fun Friday ride. As always our focus will be on promoting civility between pedestrians, motorists and ourselves.
Meet at 5:30 at Westlake Center park, we’ll depart around 6:15 for an hour plus, consensus driven ride through our fair city. Destination TBD, but generally involves food and drinks. Looking forward to seeing you there.
p.s. Don’t forget a snorkel lock. It sucks to have your snorkel stolen.