Showing posts from December 13, 2009

Bob Brown Cycles - Miineapolis, MN

From his site -  Who the heck is Bob Brown and why on earth should I buy a bike from you? Good question, I'm a Mechanical Engineer by degree and have over 10 years experience as a Design Engineer in heavy industry. I'm also a bike nut and in general a fabricator of all things. I'm also a certified machinist and experienced in nearly every form of metalwork and joining. In short I design and build things that others won't or simply can't.I've been building custom frames for about 10 years now and have quite a few under my belt. I've honed in my skills on building the best custom carved lugged steel frames around. That's what I do and I think you'll agree the result speak for themselves.

3' passing law - Get up to speed (Thanks Tricia)

BikingBis forum has the details of each of the 14 states which have the minimum 3' passing law The "" website has a document which explains the benefits of the law This VeloNews article explains the Previs v. Dailey case in which a cyclist was expected to pull off the road while being passed

Top 10 Posts on Columbus Rides in 2009 (Traffic)

1.  Netjets gift  /2008/10/netjets-gift-establishes-cycling-event.html 2.  Fixed Gear Coaster Brake Bike  /2009/02/fixed-gear-coaster-brake-bike.html 3.  Specialized Langster Steel  /2009/05/2010-specialized-langster-steel.html 4.  PBR Bike Frame  /2008/10/pbr-bike-frame.html 5.  Bamboo Bicycle for Sale  /2008/02/bamboo-bicycle-for-sale.html 6.  Columbus Fall Challenge  /2007/09/columbus-fall-challenge.html 7.  Brooks Barbican Messenger Bag  /2008/10/brooks-barbican-messenger-bag.html 8.  Kimori Bicycles at NAHBS  /2009/02/kimori-bicycles-showing-at-nahbs-in.html 9.  Bikes for Sale  /2009/06/bike-price-list.html 10.  Sillgey Cyclery  /2009/03/sillgey-cyclery.html

Off topic: Spammers

My blog has become so popular that I am now getting hit with spam comments. Argh... I moderate comments so nobody sees them. Some of them don't make any sense which is weird.

From the mailbag: Seagull Bags is having a sale on Saturday 19th

From the mailbag: Seagull Bags is having a 20% off sale on Saturday 19th from 10-3. Everything in our shop will be on sale! their website is here...

crazyguyonabike - A place for bicycle tourists and their journals

About crazyguyonabike Website Copyright © 2000 - 2009 By  Neil Gunton   Copyrights for journals and articles are retained by the individual authors.  Overview Hi! I am  Neil Gunton , the founder/programmer/webmaster/editor of This is a free, independent website for hosting bicycle touring journals, forums and resources. The content is contributed by people from all over the world. You can browse the  journals  and  articles  or register  and then  create your own . Also check out the  forums  (message boards),  reviews  (users' reports on bicycle touring gear),  resources  (links, routes, hospitality, businesses and other useful info related to bicycle touring) and  classifieds  (companions, for sale, wanted etc). You can find interesting content via  serendipity , or see what other users think is cool (or controversial) via the  ratings . Crazyguyonabike's main strength is its simple focus on bicycle touring, combined with a scalable design which allows

Tuesday Night Ride to Starliner Diner Pics and Report

Started at Goodale and rode out 3rd then north to 5th. 5th to McKinley north to Scioto Darby into Hilliard. Our destination was Starliner Diner for dinner. Food was great. 4 people rode. Temps were in low 30's. It was pretty windy for the ride out and we had a tailwind on the way back. We rode 21 miles total.

Unicycle Built for Two

Secure bicycle storage being studied for Downtown Proposal includes 12 facilities using $490,000 grant - Dispatch

Bicycle shelters. Bicycle parking. Bicycle lockers. The drive to make Columbus more bicycle-friendly is shifting into gear as enthusiasts and officials decide how to use a $490,000 federal grant from a program aimed at improving energy efficiency and conservation. A proposal by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District calls for four shelters and three "secure parking" areas for bicycles Downtown. Bike lockers and parking areas in five Downtown garages also are under consideration. more...

Yay Bikes December Newsletter

Dearest Cyclist, In the most joyous spirit of the holidays, Yay Bikes! thanks you for your kindness, patience, creativity, and generosity in 2009. Without you, Yay Bikes! cyclists wouldn't have celebrated a successful Bike to Work Week, opened an office, launched a new website, educated seven cycling instructors,  provided Pedal Instead bicycle valet service at major events, helped Columbus attain the League of American Bicyclists' Bronze Award, and organized rides as diverse as Bike the Cbus and Night of 1000 Tacos! If you'd like to support the work of Yay Bikes!, there are several options in the left-hand column in this newsletter. But other (already-nonprofit) local cycling organizations could also use your help! Please read on to learn more about these projects and how you can help advance their missions with even a small donation. And stayed tuned for next month's newsletter, when we'll lay out a timeline for May Bike Month  planning! Start thinking ab

Body Skating in Switzerland

Quick Service Bike Shop in Martins Ferry, OH

Versatile Bike for winter and summer riding - Fisher Presidio

Frame Fisher custom butted Platinum Series Steel, sliding dropouts Wheels Bontrager Race, Bontrager Jones CXR tires Componentry SRAM Rival front derailleur, SRAM Rival rear derailleur, SRAM Rival 10spd shifters, SRAM S-300 crank, Avid Shorty brakes Fork Bontrager Race Lite Cyclocross, Aluminum steerer, Carbon Legs, Crown Mounted cable stop, fender mounts more... Editors Note: This is the same frame as the Lemond Poprad. If you can find the 2009 model in black it is made in the US. The 2010 models are made overseas.

2nd Annual Oglebay Festival of Lights Bicycle Ride Report and Pics

We started out with four riders this year, Kevin, Carolyn, Dave and myself. There were supposed to be at least two-three more, but life happens. Downtown Wheeling was the starting point and we needed to get up to Oglebay on top of the hill to ride through the lights. So, we headed down through town and over to the bike path that ends in Elm Grove. From there we headed out to Peters Run. There was heavy traffic on Peters Run compared to last year, but we kept chugging along until we got to the top to meet Doug. From there we headed over to the Speidel Golf Course and jumped into traffic. We did part of the loop and started back toward the park. Carolyn couldn't get out of her clips and proceeded to slo-motion fall onto her side and my front wheel. I didn't budge, but the wheel did. It was knocked out of true about an inch. Not good. But Dave Crow, who works at Quick Service bike shop in Martins Ferry did his best to bring it back to life. It was enough to get me home, but th