In a West End Town

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by Byron on Oct 01, 2014 at 3:57 PM


Pointed the Sony A7R lens away from the bike and towards the people and world around me last weekend on a trip to the West End to see a Chelsea FC match with Delta. This is a slideshow from the trip – the story is on Medium and how full-frame mobile photography has changed our workflow. Also in Issue 17 of our Magazine dropping later this month.

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Reuleaux Triangle Wheels

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by Byron on Oct 01, 2014 at 9:14 AM

The patent war you had NO idea was going on between a Chinese inventor

AND

this guy at Burning Man

Now if you’d like to kickstart your own Reuleaux Wheeled Bicycle, see this Wolfram demonstration for an example.

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Closing Time

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by Byron on Sep 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Mounted

Rain Bike Mounted

Today is the last day of Elliott Bay Bicycles and on my wall, in my office, is the second bike Bill Davidson built for me. It’s a rain bike, with long-pull brakes and plenty of room for fenders. When the third D was built, the Modal, I rode the rain bike one last time, took off the parts we needed, and hung it up on the wall.

Mount

Custom mount

Later, during a remodel, had a custom wall mount made for it. That was made and mounted with the same care as the first build.

Hung

Mounted with care, like a museum piece

As I glance up occasionally at the frame, it reminds me of the great work we did there, in the shop for the past decade. Remember, between Mark and me, there are no long goodbyes. Just waiting to learn where Mark V lands and for when Bill makes us another bike….

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Huge

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by Byron on Sep 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM

A huge air Monday…here and there…

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Python

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by Byron on Sep 28, 2014 at 3:27 AM

While Mark closes down the shop, I’m traveling and spotted this Python. More photos from this trip next week.

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Ello to You Too

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by Byron on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Socially awkward and building bikes

and here I am on it with David too. The press has lit up with stories about Ello and we know Paul. He’s a cyclist and the subject of our first cover story when we launched a magazine.

From Kid Robot he made another interesting turn, deciding to launch a high-end bicycle company. He’s not exactly a custom bike builder—he doesn’t weld the bikes himself or assemble them—and he’s not exactly a manufacturer either like Trek or Specialized. But he’s designed the bikes (including the sweeping curved lines of his frames), he’s spec’d the builds, selected the partners and overseen the production of the bikes.

Paul Budnitz is a socially-awkward bike builder who previously founded Kid Robot and my first follow on Ello. In the story, David J. Schloss visited with Paul, toured the factory, and rode around on a $6,000 cruiser. Then asks if a crazy, expense cruiser is worth it. Read it for free to find out and as soon as we get them, will offer our Ello invites.

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Wired’s Take on Interbike: Commuting

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by Byron on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Stromer

Stromer in-tube control panel

Here’s another take on Interbike from Jakob Schiller and published on Wired. While on the show floor, I spotted some trends for Jakob who rolled them up into a commuter gear story. The more interesting bikes included the Trek Lync 5, Stromer ST2 e-bike, and the Pure Fix Roosevelt. What I like about Pure Fix is these aren’t “cheap fixes,” and they’re sold by a strong company that I spent a morning with in Vegas.

I already mentioned the Lake Boot in a recap, which should arrive soon. The new messenger series from Kryptonite was also a fav.

Krytonite

Made to lock around all sorts of objects as analog parking meters disapper

Wilier

Italian bikes always about the sexy

The Wilier isn’t for commuting, well maybe a fast commute, but this bike sure popped on the floor, just like the Zero.7 did earlier this year.

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Cheap Talk with Mark V and a Shop Coda

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by Byron on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Dwell Shoot

From a Dwell shoot and in the shop located between Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Photo: Andy Reynolds

A still from a Dwell magazine shoot years ago and inside Elliott Bay Bicycles. EBB is closing and I shared a coda to the shop in the Medium Bicycles Collection last weekend, titled, “Cheap Talk with Mark V.”

Cheap Talk with Mark V

It’s shared there in my off-channel place, because it’s time to move on. Having said what needed to be said and dedicated an issue of our magazine to the closure, there’s no long goodbye. Just waiting to learn where Mark V lands and for when Bill makes for us another bike….

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Interbike 14 Recap from Jasen

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by Byron on Sep 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Lake Boot

One thing I wanted from Interbike besides the adults in the industry to do their job was this boot.

Since Interbike been sharing photos and videos from CrossVegas and our Mobile Social. Working through another collection of photographs for new gear that caught my eye like this Lake boot, I was about to write an Interbike Show Floor recap and Jasen wrote this on his Facebook

For those of you who missed social media this week, a recap: During Interbike, at an e-cyclocross bike race in non-seceding Scotland, John Watson got rad™ with his iPhone 6+, and took a poor-quality pic of himself spraying beer on a Colombian woman dressed in the 12th ugliest skinsuit ever designed. Bike Rumor promptly stole the picture, crediting Patrick Brady, and somehow Byron got yelled at. Consider yourself caught up, and you’re welcome.

Word.

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Huggacast Shorts: Why Are We Up?

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by Byron on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM


7 AM Vegas time. Why are we up? Taking photos of bikes, Pure Fix Cycles….

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