Saturday, August 31, 2013
Posted by Raymond George at 5:00 PM
Friday, August 30, 2013
REGISTER TODAY! Bike the C-Bus is celebrating our SIXTH year! The ride is a fun way to explore a few of the neighborhoods in and around Columbus. Experience segments of the King Lincoln District, Woodland Park, Olde Town East, Downtown, Short North Arts District, Italian Village, Harrison West, Victorian Village, Arena District, Franklinton, Brewery District and German Village.
The entire ride will cover approximately 25 miles over 4 segments and will feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Each stop will be sponsored by businesses and community groups and provide snacks, drinks and entertainment for the riders. The ride is configured to allow cyclists to complete segments if they do not feel comfortable riding the entire route.
The $30 registration fee includes an official 2013 Bike the C-Bus t-shirt (if you registered by August 23) and wristband along with drinks and food at designated rest stops, plus a free lunch at the hospitality tent. Online registration ends at NOON on Friday, August 30, 2013. On-site registration on Friday evening and Saturday morning will increase to $35.
Bike the C-Bus is the region's premier cycling event celebrating design, health & fitness, and urban lifestyles. “Bike the C-Bus” is considered a ride and not a race and will offer a variety of course options to accommodate everyone from recreational riders to hard-core fitness enthusiasts.REGISTER TODAY!
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You’ve certainly seen an engraved crankset or something, leaked on the web last months…
Here is an excluziv preview of these beautiful engraved bicycle parts coming straight from L’Atelier des vélos.
The Tomasini bicycle is the #1 from the Tommasini x ADV “plongeante” Limited edition series.
Quentin (ADV owner) wanted to build a unique piece using Campagnolo, Nitto NJS parts with something different, something “new”:
He asked to his friend and craftsman “Christophe” to add some “arabesques” on each parts (The handmade work is just amazing! We had the chance to be at L’Atelier when Christophe brang them and we were totally Knocked Out!).
Quentin wanted to show a “made in france” artwork and “Savoir faire” and promote Christophe’s work by the way.
(Christophe, your artwork is just amazing and beautiful : BRAVO !)
He is now thinking about a possibility for people to get this on their own bicycle parts…(email for any infos).
This is just the begining, Quentin has several projects like that (custom frames, “tattooed” saddles, custom frame paints, etc. : You should stay focus…It’s gonna be a blast !)
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Bike Cult presents a show of beautiful bicycles in Brooklyn. Held in Williamsburg's landmark Warsaw concert hall, the Polish National Home "where perogies meet punk," on Labor Day weekend. Exhibitors include some of the finest artisans of custom hand-crafted bicycles from NYC and elsewhere. Over 20 makers will display their brand of made-to-order cycling machines, using a variety of materials and methods, where cliches like form vs .function, the genius in the details, and 10,000 hours practice surely apply.
That the bicycle has come to be so cool is no fault of its own. The world's most efficient vehicle is not only about self-propelled transport and synergistic fun and freedom, it's also profoundly aesthetic as a personal fashion statement embodied with wheels.
Entry Fee: $10 per day per adult, children under 14 free.
Entry Fee: $10 per day per adult, children under 14 free.
Two day passes available at the door for $15
The Bike Cult Hand-Built Bicycle Show is dedicated to Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles in Harlem. Ezra is a renaissance man. For the last five years he has been a bicycle designer and fabricator while being in treatment for aggressive "ass" cancer. Bike Cult Show is grateful to showcase Ezra's life and work. His last bicycle project, a high-end mountain bike named the Ultimate Tight Ass or UTA, will be on display at the show and Ezra will launch the auction of this special bicycle.
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Posted by Raymond George at 4:00 PM
Introducing Cogburn Outdoors from Cogburn on Vimeo.
Buy it at Realtree
This new Realtree® camo bike allows you to access your hunting or fishing local quickly and quietly. The Cogburn CB4 fat bike will take you deep into the backcountry on massive 3.8” tires run at low pressure. The CB4 frame is fully finished in the Realtree Xtra® camo pattern. The rims, handlebar, crank and other components are anodized black with a no-glare finish. The CB4 camo bike is equipped with full-range gearing, all-condition disc brakes and a wide handlebar for control even while loaded. It features attachment points on the frame for a rear rack and cages for water or fuel bottles. The fork has additional attachment points to expand carrying capacity. The CB4 camo bike is designed, finshed and assembled in the USA.
Safely carry your rifle, rod or bow on your bike using Cogburn’s Scabbard. The Scabbard attaches to a rear rack on the CB4 or any bike. It’s made of light, strong aircraft-grade aluminum. No other product allows riders to carry their gear with such versatility and security.
The Cogburn CB4 will be available early fall at Scheels All Sports stores. Dealer and customer inquiries may be directed to Cogburn brand manager Bobby Dahlberg at bobby [at]cogburnoutdoors [dot] com.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
'Guerrilla stripers' add bike lanes to Detroit Avenue in Cleveland to protest slow city action | cleveland.com
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Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Renegade bicycle enthusiasts installed makeshift “bike lanes” on Detroit Avenue on Cleveland’s near West Side over the weekend, bringing to Cleveland the illegal practice of"guerrilla striping."
The lanes consist of sometimes meandering strips of tape installed about four feet from the curb on both sides of the avenue between West 29th and West 32nd streets, with stenciled bike lane signs spray-painted onto the pavement.
A steady stream of bicyclists used the lanes Monday afternoon, and motorists generally respected the stripes.
Jacob VanSickle, head of Bike Cleveland, the city’s leading non-profit advocacy group for cyclists, said he posted an statement on the organization’s website Monday that the group doesn't endorse guerrilla striping.
Posted by Raymond George at 10:30 AM
Monday, August 26, 2013
A woman's bike was stolen. Then she found a listing for it on Craigslist. Here's what she did. | HappyPlace
Posted by Raymond George at 4:34 PM
Bike Alive is a SAFETY DEVICE that mounts on bicycles for both left and right-hand traffic which encourages passing motorists to give the rider more space.
BikeAlive consists a rear tail-light behind the saddle and at the end of a flexible stalk, as well as a forward light facing white LED light and side light.
Super high brightness LEDs ensure the lights are visible even in direct sunlight.
The stalk can be raised horizontally towards the passing traffic, or lowered when pack-riding or in tight slow moving traffic.
Posted by Bill at 12:00 PM
PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio -
Deputies from the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday night.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to the area of Tarlton Road, east of Morris Leist Road, in Pickaway Township, on a report of a crash involving a bicyclist at about 8:41 p.m.
Deputies say 16-year-old Brandon Wolfinger, of Circleville, was riding his bicycle eastbound on Tarlton Road when the rear of his bicycle was struck by a 2002 Chevy Impala, driven by 37-year-old Amy Rowland.
Wolfinger was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies continue to investigate the crash.
Posted by Bill at 10:55 AM
Sunday, August 25, 2013
CycloClean is a Japanese designed bike which purifies water with pedal-power. Aimed at the developing world, the bike can suck up, scrub clean and then store water from pretty much any source. Then all you need to do is ride home.
It works like this. You park up next to a muddy river or dubious looking lake. Lower a hose into the water, hitch the bike up on its stand, and climb back on. The rear wheel is kept off the ground, and the pedals now power a pump. Water is forced through a primary filter before moving on to an activated carbon filter, like the one you may have in a Brita jug at home. Finally, the water passes through a “micro-filtration membrane filter” before being stored in the vessel of your choice.
Posted by Raymond George at 2:00 PM
Posted by Raymond George at 9:30 AM