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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Peugeot DL121 Copper fixie creation

With a unique design the Design Lab brings a new dimension to the bicycle world. A Concept-Bike sold in a extremely limited numbers, the DL121 has been created for those who enjoy the rarer objects. Unparalleled attention and care has been given to the materials, contrasting a pure white with a rich copper finish.

[Peugeot website]

Grand Targhee Resort Embraces The Fat

Grand Targhee Resort Embraces The Fat

[ 8 ]November 30, 2011 | 
XXC Magazine once again welcomes our friend and contributor Dave Byers to the blog to talk fat bikes.
Grand Targhee Resort has become the first ski resort in the country to promote snow biking. Beginning this ski season, Grand Targhee will allow snow bikes on their groomed Nordic Trails as long as riders purchase a Nordic ticket for $10 per day or a Nordic season pass for $115. Grand Targhee is also hosting their first snow bike race on Sunday, January 15th to coincide with Teton Valley’s Winter Festival.
I have to admit that for the past two years I have considered donning a black ninja suit and poaching Targhee’s Nordic track at night just to experience the undulating terrain that we enjoy all summer on our mountain bikes… but I resisted the temptation. Now it is perfectly legal thanks to Grand Targhee’s Andy Williams.
Grand Targhee’s 2011/2012 winter season opened on Friday, Nov 25th so we rallied a posse of snow bike enthusiasts and headed up to Targhee to experience the Nordic trails on fat tires. The first thing that popped into my head as we left the parking lot and jumped onto the freshly groomed Nordic Connector Trail was that I felt guilty for riding on such pristine corduroy. That guilt quickly faded and turned into perma-grin as we climbed up to Rick’s Basin under bluebird skies and mild temps.
What is the riding like? My face is still sore from smiling so much. There are 6.15 miles of Nordic trails with 700’ of elevation gain available to snow bikers at Grand Targhee and the loop took us just under an hour to ride at a moderate pace. The trails are almost never flat and wind through numerous Aspen groves. The views do not suck either.
I applaud Grand Targhee Resort for their forward thinking and willingness to try something new. As long as snow bikers follow the rules and respect the trails when conditions are soft, I feel as if snow bikers and the Nordic skiers can coexist peacefully on the trails. When I head to the “Ghee” to ride the snow bike, I plan to also take a pair of skate skis with me just in case the trails are too soft to ride. It never hurts to have a “Plan B”.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Seagull Bags are made in Columbus, OH. Buy local!

You can order Black Bags and shop bags until Dec 23 while supplies last (out of towners should order these by Dec 16th). Our new shop hours are Mon-Fri 9-6 and Sat 10-3!!! We also have Gift Certificates Available! Get your orders in and find the perfect gift for someone special or even yourself!

[Seagull Bags website]

Mark your calendar! Their Will Be Skidz Alleycat is 1/07/2012

Their Will Be Skidz
A winter Alleycat by Sarah Elizabeth and Andy Capp/RMBC
1/07/2012 $5 BRING A LOCK/BAG/7 miles
shelter house
prizes for 1 and 2nd male
1st and 2nd female
and DFL
there will be prizes!
And possible pick up polo!
Helmets and lights always encouraged. Safety first
end will be at ace of cups!

I wonder who the target market for a High Life Messenger bag could be?


Our heritage Citizen buckle messenger bag, embellished with the timeless logo for the Champagne of Beers.
Miller High Life has been brewing beer for more than 100 years. While Chrome has not yet reached that milestone, we've been making the Citizen buckle bag by hand in America for over a decade with the intention that it will last 100 years as well. Two iconic American brands. Limited to 250 pieces.
  • Iconic quick release buckle with integrated bottle opener
  • Laptop sleeve compatible (sold separately)
  • Daisy chain mounting loops for attaching carabineer clips or bike lights
  • Industrial strength Velcro accessory shoulder mounting strap
  • Reflective straps for night visibility
  • EVA foam padded shoulder strap with cross-chest load stabilizer for increased rideability
  • Accommodates up to a 17" Laptop
  • Weatherproof 1000 denier Cordura outer shell
  • Weatherproof independently suspended military grade 18 oz. truck tarpaulin liner
  • Commercial grade five bar seatbelt webbing and nylon 69 thread
Dimensions: 22” wide, 13” high, 7” deep
Volume: 26 L
Weight: 2.5 lb.
Built in: Chico, CA USA

Busyman working on customized bikes, saddles and bar grips

For Robert in Queensland - some pretty heavy duty double toe straps with pink perforations to match the Fizik Arione recover in black kangaroo with Braille perforations. The pink is something close to 'Rapha' pink and the saddle says something like "f#@k art just dance". A nice little set, must do a black kangaroo saddle for myself one of these days. My latest leather pieces are two kangaroo tails in black, they're more textured and tougher looking than the main part of the hide.

Kinzie Street: Chicago's First Protected Bike lane [Video]

This is what you do to have HIGH VISIBILITY bike projects!

Lily Shreds Trailside

Lily, mascot doing what she loves, chasing bikes. Filmed in park city, ut at our new trailside bike park. Enjoy.

Lily Shreds trailside. on

Arkel Randonneur Rack and compatible bags

Online bicycle store selling Dutch products launches in North America

Burgers Cargo - Boys - Single Speed
North Americans now have a direct line to popular bicycles and accessories from Holland, thanks to the launch of online retailer And  And Dutch first launched in the UK in December 2010, and due to the number of overwhelming requests from Canada and the US, has just launched in North America.
The bike shown here is a "Burgers", the Netherlands first and oldest bicycle brand and established around the mid 1800s, advertised on their site for $730 with free shipping.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sakarthvelo | a bicycle journey in Georgia

Sakarthvelo | a bicycle journey in Georgia from Blanche on Vimeo.

Sakarthvelo is another name for Georgia. In july 2011 we cycled one full calender month through the Caucasus in Georgia. We really loved it, specially the people. We definitely return one day!

Footage: Canon HF100
Music: Softspace | Softer, Sunlight Ascending | Out of this place, Datuna kenchiashvili | Sherma Survilma Damlia & Dilao Avdrianao, Shantel | Discoboy, Unknow singers Ushguli , Singer Tusheti guesthouse in Omalo
Editing: Final Cut Express

Special thanks to Friedel from who checked the grammar of the english subtitles.

Mmmm... I could go for some SALSA CASSEROLL!


The Casseroll is our relaxed road bike, perfect for long road rides, credit card touring, and randonneuring events.
Most road bikes these days are based around racing style geometry and that is where the Casseroll diverges from the herd…or peloton. Instead, the Casseroll is aimed at riding, both short and long distances, in comfort.
That comfort results not just from frame geometry and rider position, but also from the Casseroll’s capability to run much larger than normal road tires, 700c x 38mm to be exact. Bigger tires equal increased comfort on rough pavement.
Semi-horizontal, forward-rear dropouts let you set up the Casseroll as a singlespeed, fixed gear, or geared bike. A painted-to-match lightweight front rack tops it off.
Enjoy the open road. Put in a nice long ride. Wave to the paceline and wish them well.
Casseroll. Truly one hot dish.

Build Kit

FrameCasseroll, Classico Cromoly
ColorVintage Blue
GripsSalsa Gel Bar Tape, Gray
CranksetSugino XD350 Triple, 51, 53, 54 = 170mm, 56, 58, 60 = 175mm
ChainringSugino 26-36-48T
Bottom BracketShimano Square Taper
ChainSRAM PC-951
CassetteShimano HG-50 12-25T
Front DerailleurShimano Sora Triple
Rear DerailleurShimano Tiagra, 9-Speed, GS Cage
ForkSalsa Casseroll Fork
HeadsetCane Creek S-3, Silver
HandlebarSalsa Short & Shallow, Silver, 51, 53, 54 = 42cm, 56, 58, 60 = 44cm
StemKalloy AS-009
Stem Sizes51, 53 = 80mm, 54 = 90mm, 56 = 100mm, 58, 60 = 110mm
Front BrakeTektro Oryx Cantilevers, Silver
Rear BrakeTektro Oryx Cantilevers, Silver
Brake LeversShimano Tiagra, 3 x 9 STI
TiresPanaracer Pasela TourGuard, 700c x 32mm
Front ShifterShimano Tiagra Triple
Rear ShifterShimano Tiagra 9-Speed
SeatpostKalloy SP-248D, Silver
SeatclampSalsa Lip-Lock, Silver
SaddleVelo, Silver, Custom for Salsa
RackSalsa Front Rack, Painted To Match
Front HubFormula, Sealed Cartridge, 32H, Polished
Rear HubFormula, Sealed Cartridge, 32H, Polished
Quick ReleaseFormula
SpokesDT Swiss, Butted, Silver
NipplesDT Swiss, Brass, Silver
RimsSalsa Delgado Cross, Silver w/ Eyelets, 32H

* Specification subject to change without notice