Monthly Archives: July 2011

massan gets LOW

LOW BICYCLES is the baby of andrew low, an SF native and cyclist. he’s been fabricating for most of his adult life and in 2009 started low bicycles, his SF-based framebuilding business.recently, he HOOKED UP massan with one of his frames, which massan … Continue reading

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chainwheel cufflinks

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shift with your mind

even though i tend to be an old-school guy who prefers friction shifters to indexed, or a fixed drivetrain to a multi-gear drivetrain in general, i have to say, THIS is fucking sick to me.the toyota prius project concept bike is a collaboration between… Continue reading

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kittens watching macaframa

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Crooked Route to the Pool

So this weekend I got a precious opportunity that has some scarcity these days: a ride! I mean, I get out on the baby carrier, Rapscallion, but as far as putting some work in over some distance, less so with a toddler and a baby on the way. But I was i… Continue reading

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Bike Build Process Log- Carpetbagger: Badged

All of my bikes, with one exception, are named after variants on dodgy business: Crook, Villain, Rapscallion, Hood, and now Carpetbagger. No good reason. Just shadiness. For the graphics on this build, I took inspiration from what is probably the most … Continue reading

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Don’t Graze Me Bro

So yeah, I’ve been utilizing Lung style innovations when carrying stuff home without the proper means and methods. The other day I took a tyre for Rapscallion home with the figure 8 wind over my shoulders and under my bag, as he and I have done in the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

So on the bad side of the riding lifestyle today, some lady on her cell phone swerved out of a side street as I’m riding uphill, cut her turn too sharp being startled by some imaginary spectre to her right, sending her into MY lane going the wrong way…. Continue reading

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Bike Build Process Log- Rapscallion: Get On Up

Yesterday I talked a bit about the fact that my Rapscallion Dead Load and Live Load tests worked out great. One remaining detail was seat height: in the configuration shown before, my knees gently rapped the underside of the bike seat, not enough to ca… Continue reading

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Bike Build Process Log: Rapscallion – Live Load Test Ride

So, if you’ve been following along, I made a baby and cargo carrier out of an old Mixte frame, and called it Ye Blacke Death. The combination of fixie riding and a small frame was hurting the knees every time I took the Wee Z out, so i decided to do so… Continue reading

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