Showing posts from January 3, 2010

2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show - Richmond VA

The 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virgina, February 26-28. We’re expecting a great showing from the handmade community for our first show on the East Coast! Exhibitor registration is off to a great start, with builders like Crumpton, Richard Sachs, Vanilla, and Independent Fabrications already commited. The ever-growing list is available  here . the site...

Press Release: Pedal-Powered Minivan: New 2010 Mundo Cargo Bike is a Stylish, Affordable and Climate-Friendly Solution for Hauling and Errands

Pedal-Powered Minivan: New 2010 Mundo Cargo Bike is a Stylish, Affordable and Climate-Friendly Solution for Hauling and Errands (Sausalito, Calif., Jan. 4, 2010) --   The new 2010 Mundo cargo bike from Yuba Bicycles has been upgraded with more gears and a lighter but stronger frame design, making it the ultimate green machine for hauling, shopping and neighborhood adventures.   Mundo means world, because it is a pedal-powered solution for the world. Escape the tyranny of automobiles! Designed for environmentally conscious individuals who want to lower their auto expenses, shrink their carbon footprint and get healthy, the Mundo allows bicyclists to accomplish tasks that previously required a car or truck. Shop for groceries, pedal your children to school, carry a surfboard to the beach, haul tools to the job site or pedal a keg to the party. Like a minivan or pickup truck on two wheels, the Mundo makes errands fun—minus the pollution and high cost. “We want to change people’

Biking in the Snow - NBC4i

AIDS/LifeCycle Ride in California

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, June 6-12, 2010. It’s a life-changing ride—not a race—through some of California’s most beautiful countryside. AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is designed to advance their shared interest to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS. more...

Momentum Magazine Issue 43

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Yuba Mundo Cargo Bike

When you're ready to take a positive step for your fitness, community, and the environment, start with a unique transport solution, the Yuba Mundo. Shop for groceries and pedal your children to school. Carry a board to the beach, gear to the trailhead, tools to the job site, bats and balls to the field, or instruments and speakers to a gig. The Mundo's highly customizeable load-carrying system and 21-speed drive train let you do it all. Other bikes transport you, but only the Mundo can comfortably haul your friends and kids, equipment, food, gear, deliveries, and much more. Its integrated steel cargo chassis is in a different league from the bolt-on aluminum racks commonly sold in bike shops. The Mundo's rack carries ten times the weight, multiple passengers, and has the space to load up awkward objects like ladders, plywood, other bicycles, etc. Why would ordinary people enjoy riding a cargo bike rated at over 400 pounds?...  >more about the Mundo Cargo Bike .

Biomega Copenhagen - shaft driven bicycle

Shaft-drive Our shaft drive is a unique Biomega innovation. A special integrated transmission offers a host of advantages: no greasy trousers, hardly any maintenance and extreme durability. Tech-heads: this shaft has less transmission loss than the average chain - where chains rust and destroy your jeans, the shaft just gets smoother and smoother. Bea-utiful Simply stated, Beatrice Santiccioli is a colour genius.  She developed the colours for Apple's iMac & iPods with the Apple design team and has worked on projects for Illy, Swatch, and Nike. She consults for Apple and Herman Miller - and now brings her design expertise to Biomega bicycles.  The Copenhagen colors are Aspen Pearl White, Dragon Black, Aluminium Silver, Buttermilk and Bio Blue. The MN-Stem Machined from a solid piece of aluminium, the Mark Newson designed stem is a beautiful piece of industrial design that also incorporates another Biomega innovation. The design eliminates the steer tube cap found on ma

HATTARICK 2010 Ride Video

New Light and Motion Battery arrived - Woo Yeah!

My old battery started to freak out in the cold so I decided to get a new battery. It lasted two years, but I do a lot of night rides so I am sure I burned through the expected charge cycle life span. The new battery is smaller and lighter, plus it is LiIon. Can't wait to try it out on a Tuesday Night Ride.

HATTARICK 2010 Ride Report - From Rick

The ninth annual HATTARICK of 2010 has come and gone, and those of you who missed it are stuck with only your warm memories.   The “six pack” that braved the 13 dF temperatures, the zero degree wind chill, and the black-ice trail riddled with treacherous ice ruts (obscured by the recent 2-inch snowfall)… already have 20 miles of cycling in 2010, and bragging rights.  What’s to brag about?  Well, let’s start with the 2010 list of firsts: Coldest HATTARICK on record (13o start; 21o finish) First sub-40 degrees ride HATTARICK CEO didn’t have to borrow someone’s gloves First HATTARICK to make Jana’s restaurant the official rest stop First HATTARICK Ray George rode his unusual Klein mountain bike (no downtube) First HATTARICK casualty: Zigg water bottle that literally split open from internal pressure First HATTARICK documented in a video! First HATTARICK ridden with studded snow tires First HATTARICK sighting of a fox (4-legged) I could go on, but I think the point is made.  And

Reasonably priced folders - Downtube bikes

Downtube was established in March of 1996 by Yan Lyansky, Ph.D. Starting as a bicycle resource center we have turned into one of the largest folding bike designers & manufacturers. Our goal is to make the most comfortable bikes on the market. We start with suspension ususally front or rear, sometimes full suspension. We add features that allow a custom fit including a height adjustable and angle adjustable stem, adjustable preload shocks, bar ends,  removable faceplate stem, replaceable chainring, and amazingly comfortable tires. In addition we price most models between $300-$400. more...

Path Less Pedaled

About the Project What is this crazy idea that we have and why on earth did we get rid of all of our stuff? The Path Less Pedaled is an exploration of what it means to live outside the lines. In March 2009, Laura Crawford and Russ Roca made the decision to drop out of the status quo and find others around the world who have done the same. Paring down their lives to just what will fit on two bicycles, Laura and Russ are embarking on an extended bike tour throughout the US and beyond – with the goal of connecting with and collecting the stories of people who followed a calling to live their lives in unique ways. Through photos, interviews, sketches, hand-bound books, and an extensive web presence, Laura (an art jewelry maker) and Russ (a photographer) will compile example after example of lives less ordinary – independent artisans and makers, small business proprietors, community activists and more. Meet Russ & Laura Russ Roca is a photographer, writer and product durability tes

Balaclava vs Baklava - info from Wiki, opinion by me

A  balaclava  (pronounced  /ˌbæləˈklɑːvə/ ), also known as a  balaclava helmet  or  ski mask , is a form of headgear covering the whole head, exposing only the face or upper part of it, and sometimes only the eyes. The name "balaclava" comes from the town of  Balaklava , near  Sevastopol  in  Crimea ,  Ukraine . [1] During the  Crimean War ,  knitted  balaclavas were sent over to the  British troops  to help protect them from the bitter cold weather. They are traditionally knitted from  wool , and can be rolled up into a hat to cover just the crown of the head. more from Wiki... Baklava  is a rich, sweet  pastry  made of layers of  phyllo   dough  filled with chopped  nuts  and sweetened with  syrup  or  honey . It is characteristic of the  cuisines  of  the former Ottoman Empire , as well as  Iran , the Caucasus  and much of  central  and  southwest   Asia . more... The winner? Baklava is great any time of the year. Balaclava's are really only good in

Flashbak - Bicycle Safety Lights

-4 metal clips attach FlashBak to almost anything. -Flashbak illuminates the RIDER, not just the bike. -Lights are visible up to 500 yards. -Provides both rear and side visibility of rider. -Lighting harness is fully adjustable--fits all sizes. -Uses AA batteries, easy off and on lighted switch. - 250 Peak Lumens / 3.4 Peak Watts more...

Jim Langley - Website and Blog

One of the coolest things about bicycles is that they’re darn easy to fix; fun to fix, too. Everything’s right there, easy to see and figure out.   With basic hand tools you might already have around the house, you can make many common repairs. Just by riding the bike, you can usually diagnose problems. And, with a little practice, even advanced bicycle repair such as  wheelbuilding  is well within your reach...  In fact, it was the friendliness of bikes that got me into bicycle mechanics in 1972. At my first job, I was so taken with wrenching that I dreamt of bike  tools  at night, and got to work in the morning an hour early, eager to get back behind that  repair stand  and start assembling and tuning two-wheelers.   I stuck with it for seventeen years and worked in six shops, from New Hampshire to California. Then, one day, while working at the Bicycle Center in Santa Cruz, California, I got an offer to write for a new magazine out of San Francisco, called  California Bicyclist

Bamboo Bike Studio - build your own!

In one weekend, you’ll learn how to turn raw bamboo into your very own masterpiece. Wondering what to expect from a Bamboo Bike Studio Full Bike Weekend Workshop? First off, our Red Hook studio is a friendly and laid-back atmosphere. We take the two-day Bike Building course seriously, but in the end we’re here because bicycling is fun. Bring your own iPod, bring your dreams of a perfect ride, bring expectations of tackling new skills; leave any anxieties about pretentious cycling culture behind— for the next two days, this is your workshop. On Saturday you’ll work with our experienced bike builders to select an ideal mix of bamboo for comfort, strength, and speed, then choose a geometry that fits your body and riding style. Next, you’ll learn to use hand-tools and our antique drill press, turning seven pieces of bamboo into your bicycle’s frame. After lunch, you’ll choose the fabric of your choice to join and lash your frame together. On Sunday we’ll put your component package— peda