Showing posts from April 10, 2011

Paradise Garage Weekly Shop Ride Schedule

Every Thursday at 6:30pm gather at the shop for a ride around town! [Paradise Garage website]

TNR (Thursday) Ride Recap 04142011

Highlights 19 riders 23 miles (other rider mileage may vary) Hayden Run Falls Two flats by same person, not Katie! UA resident hiding in the shadows yelled at us to get on the sidewalk, then off the sidewalk, then obscenities. Misplaced one rider. Then realized it was three. Then found everybody at Bono Pizza. Bono Pizza for after ride food and drinks

Papergirl Columbus 2011 is May 7, 2011

Time Friday, May 6 at 7:00pm  -  May 7 at 6:00pm Location Junctionview Studios 889 Williams Ave Grandview Heights, OH Created By Papergirl Columbus More Info Deadline to submit work: April 23, 2011 Exhibition of work: May 6th, 7-10pm at Junctionview Papergirl art paper route: May 7th at Noon, Meet at Junctionview with your bicycle! Artwork may be dropped off to Paradise Garage in the Short North, or during other drop off times as posted at Papergirl is essentially an art paper route. Paper Girl is a show, an urban action (the distribution of the rolls of art), a bicycle workshop and a party. In a nutshell it is: participatory, analog, non-commercial and impulsive. Anyone can participate, you can submit art work and/or help distribute. Papergirl is distributed like a newspaper, but consists of original artwork rolled in a tube. You submit artwork in person or via mail, we have a show, we roll the artwork in to tubes, we get together on our bicycl

20 km in Paris-Roubaix without bike seat [Video]


GildasFire Swiveling Handlebar Concept Bike [Video]

This bicycle concept from GildasFire features a swiveling handlebar that helps drive the rear wheel with or without pedaling input from your legs. The handlebar can lock into position for riding as normal, then unlocked to aid your legs and/or get an upper body workout. Surprisingly, the entire bike weighed only about 24.5lbs on our Park Tools scale!

Bicycle One comes to Pickerington on 4/30/2011

The new store, Bicycle One Pickerington, will be a satellite of Bicycle One Gahanna carrying the same bike lines, accessories and clothing but an a little smaller scale. They will be offering Cannondale, Trek, and Raleigh bikes, Cannondale and Bontrager clothing. The Pickerington store will not be offering recumbent bikes and will have a smaller selection of BMX bikes. The store is located at 1682 Hill Road North Pickerington 43147, phone is 614-755-2453, email . The stores will share the website . They plan to have the Grand Opening Saturday 4/30.

Woody's Fenders - Oh yeah, they got wood!

Woody's fenders are lovingly produced in Bend, Oregon from as much recycled hardwoods as possible and are signed and dated when complete. All of the mounting hardware is stainless steel and brass to prevent rusting and they are finished with four coats of high quality Marine grade polyurethane in your choice of gloss or satin.   They will fit a vast variety of bicycles and are easy to shape and or cut to fit hard to fit bicycles. You will not find better more affordable wood bicycle fenders anywhere! [Woody's Fenders]

Raleigh Clubman

SIZES 50, 53, 55, 57, 59, 62cm  FRAME Reynolds 520 Butted Chromoly Tubing  FORK 4130 Chromoly Road  CRANKS Shimano Tiagra 2pc 34/50t  BB Shimano Outboard Bearing  F.DERAIL Shimano Tiagra  R.DERAIL Shimano Tiagra  SHIFTER Shimano Tiagra 9spd STI  BR.LEVERS Shimano Tiagra STI  BRAKES Tektro Dual Pivot Long Reach w/Cartridge Pads  GEAR SRAM PG950 9spd (12-26t)  RIMS Weinmann TR18 Double Wall  TIRES Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c  PEDALS Steel Clips w/Leather Straps  HANDLEBAR Classic Aluminum Drop 26.0  STEM Alloy 3D Forged Ahead 26.0  SEATPOST Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2x350mm  SEAT Brooks Swift w/Chromoly Rails  HEADSET Ahead 1-1/8" w/Alloy Cup  COLORS Dark Green   SPOKES 14g Stainless MAC w/Alloy Nipples   GRIPS Gel Tape   EXTRAS Lezyne Pressure Drive S Pump, Fenders, Rack and Fender Mounts, Water Bottle Mounts, Cateye Reflector Set, Clear Coat [Raleigh Website]

Fisher Sawyer 29er

A 29er with classic styling and tomorrow's technology . The Sawyer celebrates 10 years of Gary Fisher creating 29ers. It’s the latest features with a nod to the past. [Fisher website]

COP Bike 37th Mid Ohio Century (MOC)-Budget Tour is Sunday April 17, 2011

Title:   COP Bike 37th Mid Ohio Century (MOC)-Budget Tour   Date:   Sunday April 17, 2011 Time:   7:30 am - 9:00 am Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 4 days, 4 minutes. Location:   Mingo Shelter Building, Mingo Park City State Zip:   Delaware, OH. Notes:   Roads will be marked and maps provided. Travel through Delaware, Morrow, and Marion Counties. Alum Creek Reservoir for all three routes and Scioto River for 100 mile return route. A beautiful scenic and traditional TOSRV warm-up. 35, 65, 100 miles. Fairly flat course with a few small hills. Budget Tour. $4 member, $7 non-member. Gary Schmidt 614/657-9669 Suzanne Birk 614/581-4316

Cycling Silk 2011 [Movie Trailer]

Cycling Silk 2011 Trailer from Kate Harris on Vimeo . A year-long field research expedition to study transboundary conservation along the Silk Road - by bike. This is a sneak preview trailer of our first three months on the road, covering Turkey, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Only nine months and seven more countries to go! We hope you'll join us on this wild ride:   and​pages/​Cycling-Silk/​155212277857360 .

YEE HAW! Hilly Billy Roubaix is June 25th!

Registration is now open! If you don't know about this race you need to watch the promo video from 2010 found here - 2010 Winners: Men's Open - Justin Pokrivka Men's 40+ - Brian Wieczorek Singlespeed - Gerry Pflug *overall winner Clydesdale - Matt Kettering Women - Betsy Shogren Tandem- Jeff & Kate from Washington, D.C. 2010 Recap  - 2010 Photos by Ben Stephens  -   This event is part of the 2011  American Ultracross Championship Series !  Hilly Billy Roubaix June 25, 2011 Mylan Park Morgantown, WV 2010 Promo Video  - Course Map  - Course: This is going to be a mean one ,   F olks! This course will take you over dirt and paved "State Roads" around Monongalia County in Northern West Virginia and W

Civia Halsted - It's a cycle truck

Fun and versatile, Civia's cycle truck provides you with an extremely stout front rack for all your cargo adventures.  With the ability to remove the front rack's deck, this workhorse can become a customized carrier in a matter of minutes. Features 4130 steel frame and fork 26" rear wheel, 20" front wheel Frame mounted front rack Recycled HDPE rack deck made in Minnesota Civia semi-horizontal dropouts Fender and rack bosses on frame and fork Canti-bosses on frame, disc brake tabs on fork Ring-lock bosses on frame Civia custom-designed kickstand plate Stainless steel headtube badge Civia stainless steel seatpost clamp [Civia Halsted]

Contrail - Bicycle Community Tool [VIDEO]

Sunday Night Ride Recap (Fun Debacle) 04102011

Highlights 7 riders Goodale Park start Benchmarks: 0.0 miles - FLAT ONE - Katie 1.2 miles - FLAT TWO - Katie 1.5 miles - FLAT THREE - Katie 6.1 miles - FLAT FOUR - Katie (Since I rode to the park my mileage showed 6.66 miles) 7 miles  - FLAT FIVE - John After fixing the flat and horsing around we rode over to Grandview Cafe for food and drink.

Is Columbus a Bike City?

Is Columbus doing enough to promote cycling as an alternative form of transportation? Is Columbus doing enough to make you feel safe riding your bike to and from work, the store or just around town? Is there enough infrastructure to get you to where you want to go and back? What works? What doesn't work? What would YOU like to see happen...faster? Discuss. Bikeways Plan from Columbus Public Service on Vimeo .

The economic case for on-street bike parking [via Grist]

BY  ELLY BLUE 11 APR 2011 10:34  Portland businesses are lining up to have car parking replaced with bike parking corrals. Photo: Kevin Buchanan This is the fourth column in a  series  focusing on the economics of bicycling.  Bicycling and driving have one thing in common that is almost universally frustrating, time consuming, friction causing, and potentially expensive. Parking. No matter how seamless your ride across town, no matter how well-timed the traffic lights or low-conflict the bike lanes, it's all pointless if when you arrive at work, or the store, or the music venue or party, and have nowhere to put your ride. [continue reading at Grist]

Outlier Workwear Pants Iteration Two [Ride em to work]

Hardwearing, comfortable, tough and honest. A rugged pant designed to work (and look good working) in a wide variety of situations.  The Workwear Pants are made with our Doubleweave Canvas, the strongest and most durable of our fabrics. It's got a Cordora grade nylon exterior, yet the interior is brushed soft with a great breathability making it incredibly comfortable. The canvas face drapes well and has a great dullness. That basically means this is a really good looking fabric, you can pull it off in the office, yet it performs well enough to take to the backcountry.  Wear these 360 days a year. Day in and day out they hold up strong and stay surprisingly clean. The gusseted crotch, curved waistband and parabolic sideseam ensure they move as well as they fit. The cut is true to size and a medium lean in the leg. If you own a pair of iteration one Workwears please note that this version fits about a half size smaller and has a shorter crotch rise. When first putting on the pan

SPOT Ride Recap 04092011

Highlights Brett, Tim, Carey and myself 78.5 miles 16mph average 1488 feet of climbing Light headwinds in some sections but mainly a tailwind for most of the ride. Light rain at the end of the ride.

Beloved Cycles Every Day

A COMMUTER. Designed for commuting, shopping, carrying rear loads. Fillet Brazed & Brazed Lug Construction. Columbus SL with Spirit headtube and stays, True Temper fork blades. Built by Chris King. Grips: Brooks Slender, Brake Levers: Shimano, Brakes: Tektro CR-720, Crankset: Sugino RD-2, Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Chain: SRAM, Fenders: Honjo “La Paon” or Smooth, Handlebar: Nitto “Priest”, Pedals: MKS Sylvan Touring, Rack: Velo Orange Constructeur Rear, Saddle: Brooks, Seatpost: Nitto S65, Headset: Chris King 1” Threadless, Front Hub: Chris King, Stem: Nitto UI-5EX, Tires: Panaracer Pasela Tourguard Kevlar. (Parts are subject to change based on their availability.) Option of Chris King Single Speed or Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal. Your Beloved will ship in eight-ten weeks via Air Caddy to your doorstep or friendly local bike shop. Our goal is to have you on your way, to Chase the Sun. [Beloved Cycles]

Exposure Lights Spark [240 lumen commuter light]

Exposure Lights Spark Spark gives you many of the widely acclaimed benefits of the Joystick such as its amazing brightness and effective beam pattern in such a compact unit. The Spark takes the versatility to a new level by offering the flexibility of removable batteries. It comes with disposable Lithium batteries, but you have the option to use rechargeable Li-ion batteries. Keep extra batteries on hand for extended use in the wilderness! We recommend you combine it with our head strap and see how much further you will see compared with typical head mounted outdoor lamps. Specifications: Weight: 72g Output: 240 Lumens Emitter: 1 x Seoul P4 Functions: MaXx / High / Low / Flashing Burn Times: 2.5 hr / 8hrs / 20hrs/ days! Dimensions: Diameter at widest point 27mm/ length 96mm Features: Includes handlebar mount Collimated lens with dual beam optics long and wide beam pattern. Fully sealed against the elements Cable-Free, fully contained design 2 x Li-ion CR123A batteries. Also

Justin's Nut Butter, an alternative to gel packs?

We at Justin's Nut Butter hereby decree that all of our nut butters will be made in small batches to preserve premium quality standards and our fresh taste. We will only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible. We will be mindful with all of our business practices by working toward reducing our environmental footprint on the natural environment. We will remain excellent community and global citizens and will only do business with those who pledge to do the same. We will continue to produce and promote fresh nut butters that will always be simple, delicious and nutritious. [Justin's Nut Butter]

Moots Comooter

If urban cycling is your passion and using a bike to commute to work, run errands or battle C02 emissions is part of your everyday life, the Comooter is your high performance, finely crafted tool for the job.  This fully built bike (also available as frame only) is dialed in to make your commute a joy, day and night. Built around 700c wheels, nothing but top-shelf components grace the fully built Comooter to assure you don’t need the roadside assistance those 4-wheeled commuters might need. Built in 4 stock sizes with customs always available.  Intended use: For the high-performance commute or running your errands in absolute style. Moots Pi Tech 3/2.5 CWSR seamless tubing Available as complete bike or frame only High-performance commuting bicycle. 4 stock sizes Custom geometry available Based on 700c wheels. Slider dropout for easy chain tension adjustments Two water bottle locations for the long commute 3 stock sizes ranging from 53.5cm to 58cm. Limited lifetime warranty on craftsma