Saturday, February 1, 2014
Technical Specifications Model e-Retrov
Table H47 steel size 22 "or 24"
Tires, handlebars and other components in aluminum
Chaincover same color fender
Rate 3V or 5V Sturmey Archer drum brake or contrapedal
Front brake horseshoe
13g stainless steel spokes
Michelin World Tour Tyre 700x35c
BROOKS Saddle Flyer model
Check brooksEngland.com and choose color that you like.
NCM Battery (LiNiCoMn) 36V 10.4 A Samsung cells
Brushless Front Hub Motor with Hall Sensor 250 W (optional rear engine)
LCD Display 5 levels and cycle computer
Start and Go System 0-6 km / h without pedaling
Controller 15 A motor 250w
Pedaling System PAS, half twist grip accelerator opcioanal
Wiring 6 pin to agua.Tipo resistant headphone
Battery Cover removable and washable
Front LED Headlight
Autonomy up to 40 km and 60 km with PAS
25 km / h with motor 250 w
Weight: 21 Kg
110 kg GVW
Friday, January 31, 2014
In 2004, Rob Lilwall decided to leave his job as a geography teacher in England and do something far more relaxing... so he packed his bags and flew with his bicycle for 18 hours to the far eastern edge of Siberia.
He then spent the following three years trying to cycle back home again. Along the way he camped at minus forty degrees in Siberia, dragged his bike through jungles in Papua New Guinea, and braved the lonely passes of Afghanistan.
He was robbed at gunpoint, caught malaria, and met his wife-to-be.
Buy the book on Amazon.
[ Read more on roblilwall.com ]
Thursday, January 30, 2014
LifeStraw® Go incorporates the award-winning LifeStraw® technology into a durable water bottle. Simply scoop water from a river or pond, screw the lid on, and sip clean water through the mouthpiece.
- BPA-free water bottle
- Flip-top bite valve
- Lanyard for attaching to your backpack
- Removes bacteria, protozoan parasites and turbidity from contaminated water
- No aftertaste as it contains no iodine or iodinated resin chemicals (and is BPA-free).
- Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
- Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
- Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
- Reduces turbidity by filtering to 0.2 microns
The family owned and operated Ghisallo company brings back the wooden rim, and makes it part of modern cycling. They offer other wooden cycling components and accessories too. All handmade with pride in Italy.
[ Go to ghisallowoodenrims.com for more ]
Thousands of bikes are stolen in the UK each year. Most are never seen again by their owners, and some even have to be bought back from criminals. But when advertising account manager Hugh Allman, 28, had his taken, he was eventually reunited with it - largely because he had hand-built it himself out of bamboo and it was utterly unique.
I have friends who run a workshop where you can build a bamboo bike frame, so last summer I decided to make one for myself. The handles and wheels came from an old racer. Because bamboo is hollow, it's very light, but it's pretty solid - I rode it from London to Brussels over the August bank holiday. On Saturday I went out with friends for a ride. At about 16:00 there was a downpour so we took shelter a coffee shop. I could look outside and see the bike. After five minutes I looked out again and it was gone - the lock, the bike, everything. I was gutted. I called the police but was 99.9% sure I wouldn't get it back.
[ Read more on BBC News ]
Posted by Philip Skocich at 7:00 AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Designed for the Swedish Military, adopted by mountaineers and adventurers, Hudsalve is hearty, no-frills skin protection for lips, face, hands, elbows, and feet. A staple of many European armies, and necessity being the mother of invention, its uses have now grown to near mythical status. It has been used to grease weapons, and condition boots. Swedish tank commanders use it to combat mosquitoes. Some say it is edible, that is a line we have not crossed... but in a pinch, when no one's looking, it just might be suitable to grease your cast iron.
[Best Made Company]
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Posted by Raymond George at 7:30 PM
Posted by Bill at 12:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Touring handlebar bag with a transparent lid for use with mobiles or electronic navigation devices. This bag includes the added capability of charging your devices with cables via hub dynamo in connection with either: Busch + Mueller "E-Werk" or "Luxos U Lumotec IQ2"; or "The Plug" by Supernova. The bag also features a lockable mounting system and lockable lid closure. The touch screen of your devices can also be operated through the lid of the bag. [Ortlieb]
Posted by Raymond George at 8:02 PM
Ohio native Jack Williams completed a solo bicycle tour in 2013 of the Ohio to Erie Trail. / Submitted photo
CHILLICOTHE — The plan started out as riding less than a mile round-trip to get ice cream with his two kids, but Jack Williams ultimately rode his bike 346 miles in six days.
Williams bought his mountain bike in May after his children — Jackson, 11, and Geneva, 9 — had gotten bikes for Christmas. He thought it would be fun for them to ride together down to nearby Hook’s Pizza, but within a week of buying the bike, he began putting together a plan to ride the Ohio to Erie Trail solo.
The plan was prompted by a need to rediscover himself after his 14-year-marriage had ended in divorce along with him turning 40. His children were going on a weeklong beach vacation, so he struck off from the Ohio River in Cincinnati on June 28 with a goal to reach Lake Erie by 4 p.m. July 3.
“I just decided I always enjoyed adventure, and I toyed with the idea of traveling alone,” Williams said. “It was kind of the perfect storm. You know, this is a chance for me to do something epic.”
Geneva and Jackson weren’t sure exactly what their dad meant when he said he was going to ride across Ohio, envisioning a trip from Chillicothe to Columbus.
“I was like, whoa!” Geneva said of when she realized exactly how far her dad rode after he returned home.
As he went along the trip, Williams, a former broadcast journalist who does public relations for a Department of Energy contractor, began keeping a video journal with his iPhone to remember his journey and share it with his kids. He has since turned the video and photos he captured into a 20-minute documentary of the trip that he hopes to share with the public in an effort to inspire others.
“Sometimes, you think you have to go to Alaska or an African safari (for adventure), but it’s right here. ... (I want to) give folks an idea that anybody can do this. You don’t have to be a super athlete,” Williams said, adding that it was a phenomenal way to see and experience Ohio.
Continue reading at the Chillicothe Gazette
Posted by Bill at 11:00 AM
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Heads to the Supreme Court in the Defense of Rail-Trails @railstotrails
The case of Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al., v. United States, challenges the right of the United States to convert a federally-granted right-of-way into a rail-trail, a right established by Congress and long fought for and protected by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the case. We expect a decision in June.
- Read the recap on our blog.
- Read the official transcript of the oral argument.
- Read our amicus brief in defense of rail-trails.
The Brandt property lies along the corridor of the Medicine Bow Rail Trail in Wyoming, a former disused rail corridor inside Medicine Bow National Forest that was converted into a public trail by the U.S. Forest Service and local supporters.
Posted by Raymond George at 9:00 AM
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Posted by Raymond George at 10:25 AM
Massive snowfalls like the one that hit the US east coast this week usually spell trouble for traffic. But critics of America's car-centric transport network are using the snow - and Twitter - to demonstrate how roads should be redesigned to make them safer for pedestrians.
Fast-falling snow can lead to unsafe driving conditions, massive pile-ups, delayed trains, cancelled flights and slippery sidewalks.
But advocates for safer streets say the snow can also help illustrate how conditions can be improved.
"The snow is almost like nature's tracing paper," says Clarence Eckerson Jr, the director of StreetFilms, which documents pedestrian- and cycle-friendly streets across the globe. He says that snow can be helpful in pointing out traffic patterns and changing street composition for the better.
"When you dump some snow on this giant grid of streets, now you can see, visually, how people can better use the streets," he says.