Fremont Summer Solstice Parade

While bike hugger bloggers didn’t ride this year, we did manage to capture the “best-of” for those of you who couldn’t be there to celebrate the beginning of summer in this typical Fremont fashion.

Click through and see the entire set after the jump.

My favorite? Bat Man

A caution to those of you at work… These are photos of painted naked cyclists.

Uploaded by Dapper Lad Cycles | more from the Bike Hugger Photostream.

Update

More photos submitted by readers and note that anything with the title Fremont Solstice Parade should indicate the potential for nudity and NSFW.



Getting gas without using…

Perhaps the most unconventional load I’ve seen transported by a Big Dummy.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve transported on a cargo bike?

Uploaded by Dylster | more from the Bike Hugger Photostream.



Rocket man, lady liberty, naked cyclists

From the Fremont Solstice Parade – note Bike Hugger took the weekend off and didn’t ride in the Naked Bike Parade.

Uploaded by hobbes8calvin | more from the Bike Hugger Photostream.



Bike Hugger Jerseys Club Cut

Hugga Spotting Our new Club Cut jerseys just arrived! The Club Cut is a roomier version of the Hugga jersey. The material, features, cost, and design are the same. Before we send those off to our Amazon store for fulfillment – that’ll take a couple weeks – let us know if you’d like one now in the comments. We’ll contact you and ship it directly.

The cost is $79.00 USD.



Club Cut Sizing

Jersey Short Sleeve/Sleeveless
Size S M L XL
Front Length 23.25” 24” 24.5” 24.75”
Chest Size
36-38” 38-40” 40-42” 42-44”
Waist Size
32-34” 34-36” 36-38” 38-40”

The jerseys are unisex, so ladies please order a size down.

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Mavic’s new Cosmic Carbone SLR

CC%20SLR%2001.jpg For 2009, Mavic introduces a wheel halfway in between their high-zoot, tubular only Cosmic Carbone Ultimate and the Cosmic Carbone SL. Like the SL, the new Cosmic Carbone SLR uses a similar aluminium rim (though revised and 20grs lighter than 2008) with the same carbon fairing for a 52mm profile. But the trick is the new carbon spokes and special hub that more closely resembles the Cosmic Carbone Ultimate.

Both wheels appear to be 20-spoke, cross x1 structures with wide bladed carbon spokes. Ah, but looks are deceiving. That’s because each spoke connects with a nipple at the rim, runs through the hub flange, and continues on to the opposite side of the rim. A plastic disc covers the outboard flange of the hub, hiding the central anchor point from the wind. But the uni-directional carbon fibres run all the way through. The wheel is true-able and the spokes seem to be replaceable. Mavic reasons that the continuous spoke reduces the number of composite spoke ends, which are potential weak areas.

So, the amusing part is that each wheel is actually 10 spokes with 20 nipples, laced cross x4.

But seriously, the bladed carbon spokes are said to be more aerodynamic than the previous steel spokes from the Carbone SL, and the SLR will weigh 270 gr less than the 2008 SL (245gr less than the 2009). But like the SL, the SLR’s tough carbon/aluminium-bonded rim is both more impact-resistant and more predictable during braking than full carbon rims such as the Carbon Ultimate. Additionally, the SLR is clincher compatible.

Internally, the hub uses the same FTS-L cassette body and QRM+ bearing system common to Mavic other high-end road wheels. It’s the only hub design that I actually smile while working on…ah, so simply, yet elegant.

Pricing is to be announced soon.



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