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Saturday, January 31, 2009

True Fabrication Bicycles





True Fabrication was born during a 16-hour car ride home from a weeklong mountain biking trip in Colorado. It was during this car ride home that we (Cody, Clark & Cole) discovered we each had individually been contemplating a way to begin fabricating bicycle frames. We had all been friends for a long time and had spent many years riding, racing, traveling and training together. Therefore, in the summer of 05’ we made a plan to be riding our own “brand” of bicycles during next summer’s annual trip to Colorado.

During the course of the next 12 months we acquired a bitch’n set of tools, honed our fabrication skills and perfected our welding. One of us took the 2 weeklong UBI frame builder’s school; another began development of our geometry philosophy and the third finished completion of our logo and branding images. Even though this sounds like we are each polarized in our skill-set, nothing could be further from the truth. Any of the three of us are capable of taking a bicycle from inception to completion. We can all design, weld and fabricate. However, over time we definitely developed our natural abilities and talents and this is what makes us a great partnership. We have been able to utilize each of our strengths so that you, the customer, can have a great custom frame building experience.

It is also worth mentioning that True Fabrication is not a full time frame building company. Some may find this less appealing but stop for a moment and think about it. We make frame because we love cycling and are passionate about frame building; not because we are trying to feed our family! (We feed our family by being a banker, a project manager and an artist) This paradigm is completely reflected in the way we make frames. This means that we don’t follow trends or fads just to sell bikes. We don’t take short cuts for the sake of quick turnaround; rather we are willing to do what is necessary to make something that is both aesthetically pleasing and fully functional.

So does this mean that everything we do turns to gold? No. We understand our limitations, we understand our strengths and we will shoot you straight! Remember, we’re from Texas (!) we’ll be as straight as the business end of a .45.

Travis Pastrana Tricycle Backflip

Friday, January 30, 2009

2009 Mohican MTB100



The Challenge:

100 miles or 100k loop consisting of 11,000+ feet of climbing along mostly singletrack, doubletrack or dirt roads, spanning 4 counties through some of the most remote and scenic areas in the rolling hills of Mohican Country. Climbs of nearly a mile, with elevation gains of 300+ feet, rock gardens, streams, and more!

the site is here...

Sogreni Wooden Bike



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Sogreni Mountain Goat Bike



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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Worksman Cycles Factory Direct Store





Worksman Cycles is the oldest bicycle manufacturer in the USA!!!! Thank you for visiting our new e-commerce store and we trust you will enjoy this shopping experience. Don't let high Gasoline prices and a slow economy ruin your life...do something about it with Worksman Cycles. Good for the environment,good for your well being, good for your budget.

Worksman Cycles has long been known as the world-leader in Industrial Cycles (Bicycles and Tricycles). Today more than ever, leading companies call upon our Worksman Business Cycle System to safely and efficiently move key personnel and supplies within large industrial facilities. Our customer list is incredibly diverse and impressive, featuring the world's largest and most respected companies. These companies know that for durable, emission-free transportation, Worksman Business Cycles are the only smart choice.

The website...

Col du galibier n°2 (hautes alpes - france) VTT MTB descente

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

MayaPedal - Bicimáquinas (translates as "bicycle machines")


About Us

We are a non-governmental organization located in San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. We started in 1997, working with a group of Canadians from the organization PEDAL. Following a vision for sustainable development in Guatemala, we became constituted under local control as Asociación Maya Pedal in 2001. We recycle used bicycles to build pedal-powered machines, bicimáquinas, which support and help facilitate the work of small-scale, self-sustainable projects. Through this work we hope to contribute to the conservation of the environment, the health or the Guatemalan people, and the productivity of the local economy.

Mission and Vision

To support the basic family economy, through the design and distribution of bicycle machines, providing an efficient alternative for the rural development of Guatemala.

To be a non-governmental organization that promotes the use of bicycle machines through programs, projects, partnerships, activities, and actions, also promoting the use of alternative transportion using bicycles and tricycles

Objectives

To recycle and reuse bicycles.
To design and produce pedal-powered machines that meet the necessities of communities.
To raise consciousness, to educate, and to inform communities about the use of pedal-powered technology as an element of ecological sustainability.
To produce, promote, and commercialize bicycle machines and the products made with them, with the ultimate purpose of being a self-sustainable organization, and to help associated groups also achieve this goal.
To establish alliances with national and international groups that have similar goals and that have the capacity to transfer pedal-powered technology to other areas of the world.
To distribute pedal-powered machines for use in peasant agriculture, domestic work, and small business.
To contribute to the local economy, to improve productivity, health, and the surrounding environments of rural families.
To share the experiences of the organization through community-based environmental education, and print articles about the benefits of pedal-powered technology.
To develop technology that does not rely on energy sources such as electricity, fossil fuels, or on agro-industrial techniques.
And to conserve our environment.

The website...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Foes Racing Power Clamp Bicycle Stand


Foes Racing introduces the first automatic bike work stand, and the last and best work stand you’ll ever buy! The Power Clamp is a pneumatically-driven, self-adjusting service stand that allows you to lift the bicycle with both hands and correct posture while securing it with just a tap of the toe. Another tap of the toe releases it just as easily! No more struggling to lift and lock the bike simultaneously with both hands - the Power Clamp saves your aching back from wrestling with bicycles all day long. The fully adjustable clamping pressure allows you to safely secure any bike made from any material. The Power Clamp is the first serious service stand for the professional - made from the finest materials, it is designed to last a lifetime.

Features...
2 heavy duty CNC’d aluminum clamping collars easily secure the bicycle
Fully adjustable: rise and fall, and 360° bike rotation
Works with any compressor
Additional pneumatic ports for tire pump or blow gun
Clamping pressure completely adjustable with on-board regulator
Clamping handles adjust orientation for best leverage position
All steel main structures are powder coated and black oxide coated for resistance to chemicals and climate
Dual-head stand for 2 bikes is available
4 mounting options:
1) Your existing steel bike stand base plate,
2) concrete floor,
3) Work bench version (shorter), and
4) Race Team base - allows the stand to be used on uneven ground

We won't even discuss the pricing!

Foes sites...

Wear a helmet people!

Dead athletes' brains show damage from concussions

By Stephanie Smith
CNN Medical Producer

(CNN) -- For years after his NFL career ended, Ted Johnson could barely muster the energy to leave his house.

In healthy brain tissue, virtually no protein tangles, which show up as brown spots, are visible.

"I'd [leave to] go see my kids for maybe 15 minutes," said Johnson. "Then I would go back home and close the curtains, turn the lights off and I'd stay in bed. That was my routine for two years.

"Those were bad days."

These days, the former linebacker is less likely to recount the hundreds of tackles, scores of quarterback sacks or the three Super Bowl rings he earned as a linebacker for the New England Patriots. He is more likely to talk about suffering more than 100 concussions.

"I can definitely point to 2002 when I got back-to-back concussions. That's where the problems started," said Johnson, who retired after those two concussions. "The depression, the sleep disorders and the mental fatigue."

CNN story is here...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Columbus Ohio Bike to Work Week Site



2009 Columbus Bike to Work Week

May 11th - May 15th, 2009

The site

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Embrocate


Cold Weather, Warming Embrocation
Our Cold Weather Embrocation is idea for use during cyclocross and riding in temperatures below 60 degrees. This product is the cornerstone of our line up, specifically engineered to provide steady, long term warmth to your legs back and even your neck. In addition to high quality Grapeseed and Soybean Oils, this product contains unbleached beeswax and a helping of raw, unrefined West African Shea Butter. There are a few other goodies in there to provide you with a smooth warmth and aroma. As with all Mad Alchemy products, our Cold Weather Embrocation is hand-made in small batches to ensure freshness and the
highest level of quality possible.

Mad Alchemy

What will be Classic Bike of the Year for 2009?




First Place, Best Restored - 2008
Jim Hern
1939 Colson Commander

I don't know. But we will find out at the...

29th Annual Ann Arbor/Saline, Michigan Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet on April 26th, 2009

This would be a good roadtrip. If anybody is interested contact me.