Midnight in Geneva

Midnight ride Geneva #bikehugger #bikesofinstagram #bikesofeurope

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In Geneva for a few days, before London, and taking photos with the Sony A7RII. This Insta was from last night on a Lake Geneva path. See my first impressions of the latest mirrolesss from Sony on Medium Bicycles, when I took a break from the bike to shoot Formula One in Austin.

Watch unReal for Free Today

On November 6, Trekbikes.com will offer a free 24-hour online screening of unReal. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world, unReal has been hailed as an “instant bike film classic”. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky, and thousand-pound mammals become riding partners. This film is dedicated to the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret—the ones who know the way into the unReal world.

Richard Sachs: A Story Told with Slate

Sachs Book

Photo: Nick Czerula via Slate app.

In 2012, Nick Czerula made a book about bicycle maker Richard Sachs. For a limited time, he’s made itavailable online via the Adobe Slate app.

It’s beautiful.

For more on Sachs from us, see Classic Richard Sachs and Celeb Framebuilder Swears off Award Shows.

Battle of the Safeties

Mark V

Today we’re debating road disc, tire widths, and blinding each other at night on the path with bright lights – safety just came up too with the RedBull Rampage. Back then, in the olden times, it was the Battle of the Safeties:

Cartoon depicts the looming battle between Safety Bicycles and Safety Ordinaries like the Kangaroo. Artist G. Moore makes it clear who the winner will be.

The Kangaroo was a short penny farthing that put the cyclist’s head at much less risk of an endo and as we know, the safety bicycle won, and has been relatively unchanged ever since.

In the first issue of our magazine, Mark V wrote a Brief History of Major Road Bike Innovations and it’s available on iTunes and the Web.

At the beginning of the 20th century, road bikes had already assumed the basic shape that we recognize today, the “safety bicycle.” The rider sits behind the steering axis, pedals/cranks driving the rear wheel through a drivetrain, usually employing gearwheels and a chain.

Source: G. Moore | Canada Science and Technology Museum via Google Cultural Institute.

White Industries Rocket 88

White Industries Rocket 88

Meanwhile in the shop, Mark V has been kitting out an old Sannino road frame to make it fit Eroica regulations, i.e. resembling pre-1987. But can’t bring himself to spend good money on eBay for 7sp freewheels. So he snagged a set of White Industries Rocket 88 hubs (early ’90s). 32hole is the Eroica minimum, and rims no taller than 20mm. Mark has been working on the Sannino since the summer and in Issue 24 shared a gallery of the progress to date.

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