With the continued rise in urban ridership, bikes like this get pulled out of garages or attics, tuned up, and ridden. Was this one never on the trail or put in a time capsule? Who knows, but it’s also a testimony to Tange steel. I’m sure the owner loves the ride and it’ll get handed down like a heirloom.
ARTCRANK SEA will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by Seattle area artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $40 each. Admission is free. June 29th at the Piranha Shop.
A new pair of wheels, from Seattle-based Mad Fiber
Just announced all-new Madfiber wheels …
Based on Mad Fiber’s original wheel offerings, the Road.2 model builds on the company’s carbon-optimization philosophy through which the entire wheel design is re-envisioned to take maximum advantage of the properties of carbon fiber, yielding a wheelset that is at once among the lightest, most aerodynamic and strongest wheelsets on the market. As with its predecessor, the new wheels boast 60mm front/66mm rear rim heights, come with no rider weight restrictions, and tip the scales at a scant 1050g (tubular) and 1280g (clincher) per pair.
Incorporating the red vines weave
There’s a whole lotta new in these wheels, including
Spoke positioning for the rear wheel
Freehub body design:
Significantly improved finish quality/appearance:
Custom graphics program
Rest of the story and reviews, as soon as we get to ride them. Noticed in the photos, they incorporated the red vines we saw last year at Interbike and shown in the feature I wrote for Wired. Read more on Mad Fiber’s site. Available now in Shimano/Sram or Campagnolo; Clincher or Tubular; and in your choice of graphic: Steel bearings $2999; Ceramic bearings $3199.
The kid was so excited about his new bike and the father beaming that he was riding it around, didn’t say anything about the front fork being backwards. In a few years, he’ll hold a wobbling kid on that bike without training wheels, then let him go (hope he fixes the fork by then)… To us, Father’s Day is about teaching a kid to ride a bike.
Why yes we’d like to go on a cycling excursion with a special train for it, like a holiday. Have lunch a few beers and ride. From this 1955 video, we see most of everything that’s going on with Urban Cycling. New materials, gear, drivetrains, but the same reason and result of a fine bike ride.
When I found this lantern slide of a man crossing a stream with his bike in the NYC Department of Archives earlier in the week, noticed a splotch on the jacket. Wondered what that was and then found another version of the photo. Zoomed in and yup, it’s an iPhone.
Stay left, stay left, LEFT. Stay right, stay right, RIGHT: official hit twice in race and she’s OK!
An official is not a traffic cone and if the course runs two way on a section, barriers should separate the lanes. If those aren’t rules, make them so. She’s ok and no one was seriously injured. Also note the decision to not strike the moto and instead weave between a cop and then hop the downed official was remarkable and shows deft handling.
The car that you hear honking and then see was the lead car for the pack. The race turned back on itself, did this several times, until the crashes. The snake ate its tail.
A blog from Timothy Rugg about the crash at Crystal City this weekend. He was the rider trying to bunny hop over the official that was already down.
Honestly, I don’t know how I didn’t break anything besides my bike trying to bunny-hop the official, whom I’ve heard is okay. I rolled over my handlebars and the instinct to try and bunny hop kept me gripping the bars saving me from breaking a wrist or collarbone. I walked away and got cleaned up in the ER with tons of road rash and a deep gash in my elbow being the worst of my injuries.