Maynard posted this to his FB and I thought I’d repost here, because it was amusing. It caused me the amusements. I’ve done several of these. The aggressive stuff like the slow clap, or my preferred version, the slow-nod-yes-transition-to-slow-shake-no-complete-with-smile-to-frown-detail, I have only used occasionally, because it may further lead to the deaths.
But I actually do the point-at-light or point-at-tire thing often. Heh. Bastardos cut me off in a crosswalk!
Here’s a higher rez version, for your studies…
I’d feel sorry for the fictional customer, being sold a bike with ‘top-spec gears’ and a ‘super light frame’, as it’s a steel fixie. But hey, I’m running short on sympathy for fictional characters. Especially cashing in on the Willamsburg Way.
http://www.rubenomalley.com/commercial/ … ike-store/
I periodically check in on Walnut Studiolo, the makers of my sweet leather portage strap on Wrongbike. They do great things with leather goods, and it’s fun to browse their ETSY shop.
I had to laugh, this time, because they are offering a ‘blueprint case’…
It’s a joke with an audience of one on this site, as I am an architect and they are architects as well. We don’t use blueprints, and haven’t since the 70s… but we used to print ‘bluelines’ which are the inverse. Nowadays, you print on a large format printer directly. No Diazo. In fact, more likely, you already sent it over electronically, or have it on a thumb drive, and you can check them on your phone.
Anyway, anachronism fun!
Check out their stuff, though, because it’s all impeccable.
Public has a fun contest going on today: name the cities in which these bikes were photographed, and win something or other. I’m all for that. But I don’t even know what to look at or where they are or what the rules are or what the prizes are or what my own name is, because I got as far as this header image, let’s say center-like, and lost all short-term memory.
That is all.
http://blog.publicbikes.com/2012/01/nam … dium=email
Of the many self-inflicted wounds in incurred on my various bike projects, a disturbingly high number of them statistically have come from shim-shamming the loosening of chainring bolts. I have the conventional tools for such business, but working with older chainrings where they’ve seized? Welcome to an exciting inside-out view of your own cuticles. Anyway, the VAR 352 seems like a big tool for a small job, but it’s pretty effing awesome.
And now that the photos are out, you can clearly create your own with some super glue and an old vice. Win!
http://cyclingwmd.blogspot.com/2011/11/ … -ever.html
…of awesome, thanks to this photo essay, which I post as enthusiasms for Lung’s planned solo-camping bike journey up the coast (to his doom) this year…
http://trackosaurusrex.com/pblog/index. … 108-112544
With all it’s bells and whistles, mind.
"In the urban experiment, project ‘LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC’, a fully-fledged Hudson Urban Bicycles bike—accessorized with a bell, a basket, lights, a side mirror, and a bottle—was chained to a post along a busy street in SoHo, on 1 January 2011, and left there.
The agency took a picture of the bike everyday for 365 days, watching it slowly vanish, part by part.
Photos were made into a daily calendar that might be used to promote the bike shop, Hudson Urban Bicycles.
Good news New Yorkers, your bike would be fine for 128 days—but don’t leave your bikes unattended."
Watch the video they made here: http://designtaxi.com/news/351364/How-Long-Will-A-Bike-Last-On-The-Streets-In-NYC/?month=&year=
i am at once in love with and apathetic about THIS. the idea is block-rockin, as far as i’m concerned. it’s a telescoping fender which attaches to your seat rails and tucks away unseen when not in use. that’s fucking BADASS. logistically though, i wonder how the physics of road spray work with it. check this out, when you have a fender very, very close to your tyre, the spray is stopped AS it comes off the tyre. none of it reaches your back. however, the further away from your tyre you put the fender, the more time you give that spray to radiate out from a thin band of rain, to a thicker band of rain. to me, it’s entirely possible that using a fender this high (think of how far away the saddle is on a track bike with an incredibly aggressive posture), you would stop the center band of spray from hitting you, but still allow the outer portions of spray to hit you, effectively creating TWO rain sprays to accumulate on your shoulders and sides.
probably a little paranoia there, but my preference will always be something very low-profile, and as close to the tyre as possible, such as my PLANET BIKE SPEED EZ ROAD FENDER. but with that stated, i wouldn’t mind trying this out on my fixed cargo townie, as an emergency measure. i regularly ride that bike with no bag, and if i were caught out in the rain, i’d love to have this installed, just in case.
at any rate, the product is a vintage stock and therefore has a limited quantity, so if you want to give it a whirl, get it now (purchase link above). and PLEASE note that C&C specifically states on their site that they "are still not sure which saddle can fit this fender." they have verified that it is attachable to the kashimax (43mm), the sanmarco rolls, the fujita compy, and the selle italia turbo, and that it is NOT attachable to brooks saddles.
OK, so I’m on the hook for the Gran Route on the Levi’s Gran Fondo.
The Medio tried to eat my Cinelli last year. This year I won’t be assembling the night before, and if I run into trouble? I’ll bring the fixed.
Anyone else going? So far it’s Donovan and me…