Monthly Archives: January 2012

What to Do in Bike Car Verbal Accostments

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… Continue reading

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H&R Block: Bike Store Shenanigans

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://ww… Continue reading

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Walnut Studiolo

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 ca… Continue reading

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Public Bikes – Name That City

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 … Continue reading

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Best Eddy Merckxs Tee Ever Created

I’m trapped under [black] ice!http://www.urban-cyclery.co.uk/shop/urb … erckx-tee/ Continue reading

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Presenting the VAR 352

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… Continue reading

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Poler Has Indeed a High Standard

…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 Continue reading

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How Long Will An Unattended Bike Last in NY?

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??… Continue reading

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kashimax rain tail fender

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 wond… Continue reading

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2011 Levi’s Gran Fondo is GO

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 a… Continue reading

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