Showing posts from March 15, 2009

B1 Bicycles

Stopped into B1 to see what was up. They picked up Cannondale Bicycles in addition to existing manufacturers like Surly, Van Dessel and others. the site...

Chris King Salt and Pepper Shakers

HRIS KING HUB SHAKERS No matter how hard we try, a few hubshells here and there just aren't going to pass our quality control standards. A bore is a tiny bit off, a wall thickness is little out of the tolerance, or maybe the shell's surface finish is not quite right. But these hubshells are not condemned as rejected parts. Instead, we reassign them to a life of service that is more suited to their slightly non-conformist tendencies. With a clear anodized star-pattern silver cap for salt and a black for pepper, the SNP shakers make a great gift for any bike enthusiast. Two models currently available: Classic Hub Style Classic High-Flange Style (Limited Supplies) Call us (800.523.6008) to place an order and check color availability. Price: $120 the site... I have Peugeot (mechanism) Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinders - Very nice....

Yuba Mundo - now that is a bike for carrying stuff

Designed for maximum bicycle mobility, the all-terrain Mundo offers an affordable and sustainable alternative for: environmentally friendly transportation economic viability unsurpassed cargo capacity the ability to carry passengers affordable mobility the site...


Columbus Underground - Future of Bicycle Parking in Columbus

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CinQo Saturn

The CinQo Saturn - the second generation is here. Five arms, each precisely instrumented in a (patent pending) arrangement and now connected by the "Ring of Saturn". Add in the ANT+Sport TM Bike Power Interface with the convenience of a user replaceable CR2450 battery and you've got Quarq Power! Description: Crankset based bicycle power measurement sensor, via torque transducer and cadence sensor. Wireless Communication: ANT+Sport Bike Power Interface, 2.4 GHz digital RF transmission. Compatible with other Bike Power enabled ANT+Sport computers from other manufacturers. Measurement: Strain gage based, 20 grids on 10 gages in Quarq proprietary arrangement (Patent Pending). Electronics: Ultra-low power electronics package including high-accuracy strain gage measurement and low power consumption. Crank Arms Compatibility: The CinQo is designed for attachment to production cranksets with separate spider assemblies. Current Models (130mm BCD only): Rotor Agilis FSA Team Issue

Lezyne Multi-tool

DESCRIPTION Center-pivot, forged, and CNC-cut stainless steel bits and hardware Stainless steel chain breaker and forged aluminum sideplates 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Allen keys; Philips and flat heads; T25 Torx bit Tire lever with 10mm open-end; bottle opener with 8mm open-end 3 spoke wrenches: 1x Mavic splined, 2x square sizes 60mm serrated knife blade; disc brake pad expander Grams 150 g Height 21 mm Width 53 mm Length 87 mm The site...

Ditch the training wheels - Go for a Gyrobike

Gyrobike: Reinventing the wheel All of us at Gyrobike are delighted to tell you about the Gyrowheel, a revolutionary device that adds stability and balance to bicycles for riders of all ages. Here’s the scoop: The Gyrowheel “senses” unbalanced biking and re-centers the bike underneath the rider’s weight at the point when tipping starts to occur. The force created by the Gyrowheel creates high stability at very slow speeds, whether riding straight or turning. Biking at 2 MPH with the Gyrowheel is as balanced and stable as riding a conventional bike at 10 MPH. How is this possible? the site...

Lunch Ride

We stopped at the open house for the condos on Gay. Great lunch at Tip Top.

Apple Cider Century

Apple Cider Century (ACC) is an annual one-day 15, 25, 37, 50, 62, 75 or 100 mile bicycle tour of the orchards, forests and wine country in and around Three Oaks, Michigan. The ACC is a recreational and social tour for bicyclists. It is neither a race nor a test of stamina. It is intended that all participants ride the tour in a safe and intelligent manner. Since 1974, it has become the Midwest's largest one-day century event with 5,000 cyclists participating in 2008. The Apple Cider Century is sponsored by the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club. Monies raised are used to finance the Apple Cider Century Tour, the Backroads Bikeway trails, the League of American Bicyclists, Rails to Trails, donations to the Three Oaks Historical Museum antique bicycle display and to help fund community youth programs and other non-profit organization fund raising causes. From September 1974 – 1979 the Apple Cider Century tour was held within the Village of Three Oaks. As our ride grew, we relocated 3 mi

What’s a Lumen? - from Light and Motion's website

Short answer, a lumen is the unit measure of the luminous intensity of a light source. The more lumens, the brighter the light. You want the long answer? Okay, here you go: Luminous flux is the measure of the perceived power of light. A lumen is the SI unit of luminous flux. One lumen is defined as the amount of light produced by a light source that emits one candela of luminous intensity over a specified angle. Previously, many light manufacturers listed "output" in watts, which is incorrect. The Watt is a measurement of power consumption, not light output. For example, a 1-Watt LED can produce 120 lumens of light because of the inherent efficiency of LED's. To get the same output from an incandescent bulb (like the ones that you use in your lamps at home), you'd need to use a 4-Watt bulb. So 1 Watt for LED's versus 4 Watts for Halogen—but still the same 120 lumens of output. You can see how people were confused. We list our power in lumens to give you the cleare

Vetta Pathfinder - Cyclocomputer AND headlight

Made especially for commuters, the PathFinder is Vetta's latest innovation that uniquely integrates a headlight with a cycling computer in a single elegant design. PathFinder offers different functions including NiteLite with SmartLite for night cycling as well as Multi-Freeze Frame Memory, which records your performance at any desired points. more...

Not bike related - Affordable Home in Columbus Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2009 Media Contact: Nathan Minerd - (614) 545-4820 office (614) 432-1484 mobile Roger Beck – (614) 736-3398 mobile Affordable Home in Columbus Awarded LEED Platinum Certification Home is the first Platinum-certified residential home in the Midwest Columbus, Ohio – The residence at 258 N. 21st Street, in the North of Broad neighborhood of the King Lincoln District of Columbus, Ohio was awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding. The home is the first Platinum-certified residential dwelling in the State of Ohio and the first in the Midwestern United States. The home was built by a collaboration consisting of non-profits, government, corporate and educational entities. LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a national third-party certification system for energy efficient, healthy, green homes. LEED-certified homes complete a technically rigorous

Light and Motion Seca - mmmmmm. 700 Lumens of light goodness.

reviews of this light and the competitors here.... Light and Motion website

They look like big dog carriers....

Cycle-Safe® parking systems are simply the best bicycle parking products in the industry (read why). Our solutions provide security, convenience, and long-term value. How does that value translate? We have the lowest 10-year ownership cost of any commuter bicycle storage system on the market. the site...

Octopus Cap - the end result

Pretty cool hat from Octopus Caps in Clintonville.

St. Patrick's Day Ride - REPORT from Tricia

David & I rode 45 miles yesterday (ed. note - Saturday 14th) from Avery Park to the Dutch Kitchen and around the area. Jan & Jon joined us for breakfast at the Dutch Kitchen and rode with us after breakfast. It was pretty chilly starting out (about 30 degrees or so), and I was glad I suggested we ride the tandem so one of us was warm (that would be me). When we got the tandem out we saw it had 218 miles on the computer from 2008 TOSRV which was ridden by my brother and me. Maybe that's how David & I have survived marriage for 10 years, we usually ride single bikes ;-) Seriously, we had a joyous anniversary ride. Attendees received St. Patrick's Day fortune cookies. FYI: the bridge over Big Darby Creek on Amity Pike is closed. Tricia

Ah! Roller Racing (again in Pittsburgh)

Saturday, March 21, 2009 7:00pm - 11:00pm Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe 2518 E Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA Come out for head to head bicycleroller racing action at Over The Bar Cafe in the South Side!! Race! Heckle your friends! Drink Beer!! Don’t miss the first of a three race spring series. Prizes for the best racers, and a trophy for the overall series champion! Open Qualifying: 7-9pm The best times will fill out an elimination bracket for the most exciting racing of the evening. $10 to race, and you get a free shirt! The site... I got an invite to this. Hence the post.

Over The Bar (OTB) Bicycle Café - Pittsburgh, PA

Over The Bar (OTB) Bicycle Café offers Pittsburgh’s outdoor enthusiasts a friendly, fun place to have great food and drinks in a unique bicycle-themed environment.The creative and fun atmosphere includes bicycle murals, sculptures and decorations made from re-used bike parts, many of which came from FreeRide. Even the toilet paper dispensers are made from old bike parts. Bike Pittsburgh has also added some wall decorations, providing the cafe with BikeFest posters and wall-worthy version of the Pittsburgh Bike Map. Come in and try some of our most popular dishes such as the surprisingly delightful Dirt Rag Delight (burger smothered in peanut butter), the Spoke Junkie (a delicious cheese filled zucchini appetizer), or the Venture Outdoors favorite, Pedal Paddle Panini (a tomato, basil, roasted red pepper and buffalo mozzarella Panini). With its location on East Carson Street, merely 1 block from the South Side Works trail head to the Pittsburgh to DC trail, the OTB Bicycle Café is the i