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Friday, January 18, 2008

A Local Singlespeed Bike Company?

http://www.stanridgespeed.com/

Anyone have any more details?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Battery Free Bike Lights


These are some pretty cool lights.

Reelight Website

Reelight lights are daylight running lights for bicycles. With Reelight, you always have lights on your bike – day and night! The permanently fitted magnet lights flash when the wheels rotate and therefore work without any batteries. Reelight is a safe and solid solution that improves your freedom in traffic.

Cheap Single Speed with Fenders



There was an ad in the last issue UrbanVelo. Redline has the 925 for $499.00

Steel double butted chromoly frame with tapered leg fork. Cowhorn style handlebar for a comfortable riding position. Versatile “flip flop” rear hub easily converts to fixed track cog or freewheel. Tektro dual pivot brake set and aero levers included. Durable Planet Bike fenders with mud flaps help keep you dry. Available in 6 sizes (44-56cm) center to top.

Top Tube Protection

Yancopads website

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What are Ghost Bikes?

Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists' right to safe travel.
The first ghost bikes were created in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003, and they have since appeared in at least 30 cities throughout the world. For those who create and install the memorials, the death of a fellow bicyclist hits home. We all travel the same unsafe streets and face the same risks; it could just as easily be any one of us. Each time we say we hope to never have to do it again -- but we remain committed to making these memorials as long as they are needed.

The site...

UrbanVelo Blog and Magazine

I picked up one of these mags at Seagull Bags and finally got around to reading it. Good stories. Get new editions for free.

UrbanVelo Blog and Mag

Hobart to Helsinki by Bike! Follow it online

Traversing more than 20,000 kilometres by bike, the StoryTransect expedition will collect local people's stories from some of the most remote and least known countries in the world.

Follow expeditioner Nick McIntosh as he overcomes the unpredictable, encounters the incredible and collects a cross-section of people's stories across half the globe.

StoryTransect Expedition