Showing posts from December 18, 2011

Kiwi Chronicles Ep2: Cycling the Super City

Kiwi Chronicles Ep2: Cycling the Super City from Russ Roca on Vimeo . In this episode we search for bike culture in Auckland, New Zealand's "super city." We also take part in a historic bike ride across the harbor bridge and meet the super mayor! Thanks to our partners: For more, visit:

Vittorio Bicycle Fair

From the Netherlands...a tandem with three sets of S&S couplers, new Schwalbe Marathon tires and a VERY interesting snow bike! Check it out --> Vittorio Bicycle Fair from travellingtwo on Vimeo . A day out at the Vittorio Bicycle Fair in Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands (just north of Amsterdam). The video quality isn't great because we were testing a new camera (it doesn't focus well!) but we hope you'll still find it interesting.

CYCLE EXIF BICYCLE CALENDAR 2012 - Columbus' Stanridge Speed featured!

CYCLE EXIF BICYCLE CALENDAR 2012 If you haven’t found a calendar for 2012 and you have a thing for beautiful bikes and beautiful photography, the  Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar  is for you. It features 13 of the most beautiful and popular bikes from 2011. We’ve included January 2013, so you can plan ahead over your New Year. Hopefully you’ll recognize most of the bikes and builders. We’ve got  Icarus Frames ,  Feather Cycles ,  Fast Boy Cycles ,  Bishop Bikes ,  Pereira Cycles ,  Stanridge Speed  and more. Printed by Hewlett-Packard’s MagCloud operation, the finished item is saddle-stitched, printed onto 80# FSC-certified paper stock, and measures 16.5” x 10.75” (41.9 x 27.3 cm) when opened. If you live in the US or Canada you’ll have four shipping options to choose from, and most overseas orders will be dispatched via USPS Priority Mail International. The layout is understated and easy to read with elegant typography. Check the page-by-page preview  here  and

Adversity. Or entertainment? You choose.

Adversity. Or entertainment? You choose. from lacemine29 on Vimeo . See here for 'splanation:

SKS Rennkompressor Pump

RENNKOMPRESSOR For close to 40 years, the Rennkompressor has been the most popular pump in international cycling and the sole legitimate ancestor of all floor pumps. The 2008 version stands proud under the authentic orange finish of the original. As a concession to modern valve technology, in the future the Rennkompressor will come equipped with our new E.V.A. valve head, guaranteeing the perfect connection for Dunlop, Presta and Schrader valve: E.V.A. for Dunlop, Presta, Schrader length: 650 mm ouput max: 16 bar / 230 PSI [SKS website]

National Bicycle History Archive of America

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Gnar Lube - Does sex sell bicycle lube?

[From GNAR]  Welcome to the multi-verse of all things gnar. Here at Gnar Lube we make the gnarliest bicycle chain lube on earth. Since you dropped by you must know a bit about lube, like the fact that it increases chain life and reduces chain noise. But this isn't just any lube, it's Gnar Lube and what makes it gnar is the patented formula we developed with top scientists from the fields of all things oily and lubilicous. Basically, it's made from the best unicorn dust in the multiverse and other stuff made here on earth. We offer two gnarly Gnar Lubes, Blue Opal, our wet lube and Pink Delicacy, our dry lube. Pink Delicacy is best used in a variety of conditions, wet, dry or dirty and is Teflon Enchanced. Our Blue Opal is best in extreme weather conditions and is Moly and PTFE infused. So, if your bike squeaks, it sucks. Don't have a squeeky bike, use Gnar Lube. While you're here, be sure to check out our gnarly selection of gear and accessories to we

Surly Ogre - All purpose bike for riding in ugly conditions.

[From Surly] Meet Ogre, Troll’s bigger-wheel brother. Troll and Ogre offer the same ability to accommodate a wide array of drivetrains, brakes, and cargo-hauling accessories. The main difference is that Ogre runs on 29" wheels, the Troll on 26". Built of 4130 CroMoly steel and based on the tried-and-true geometry of our venerable Karate Monkey, Ogre is designed to be a platform for exploration, commuting, trailer-pulling, on-road and off-road touring, and just riding along. Both frames feature gusseted sloping toptubes, Surly Trip Guides for running full shift and brake housing, mounts for linear-pull and disc brakes, and ample room between the stays for high-volume rubber…up to about 2.5". Ogre comes with our suspension-corrected (80mm) fork. It features mid-blade eyelets and low-blade barrel bosses for mounting front racks. We provide canti pivots and disc brake mounts, so you can choose a system that best suits your stopping needs. And it’s specifically desi

The Holstee Manifesto: Lifecycle Video

Image [VIDEO] from Ryan Van Duzer on Vimeo .

4th Annual Oglebay Christmas Lights Ride Recap 12172011

Highlights 19 cyclists Riders from Pittsburgh PA, Kalamazoo MI and Columbus OH and Wheeling WV 15.5 miles (others groups mileage may vary) Temps from 34 to 29 back to 32 West roads turned to ice at elevation Wheeling Heritage Trail Peters Run Road Spiedel Golf Course Oglebay Festival of Lights Ye Olde Alpha Restaurant Start/Finish

Turbospoke - The Bicycle Exhaust System [VIDEO]


In the future, urban bikers go faster than cars [via]

Cities around the world are considering radical new speed limits on cars -- slowing down in the name of progress BY  WILL DOIG TOPICS: DREAM CITY In Hollywood movies, the cities of the future have speeding monorails and flying cars, everyone careening toward their destination at a zillion miles per hour. (The future always looks surprisingly like “The Jetsons,” which turns 50 next year.) It makes for great CGI. But does it make for a great city? For generations, velocity has defined the urban experience: screeching subways, maniacal taxis, hustling crowds. Life in the fast lane. A New York minute is no minute at all. Even as our roads become clogged with traffic, we think of cities as most city-like when they move at a blur. But look around (if you have a second) and you might notice that a lot of the new ideas seeping into cities are aimed not at making them faster, but slowing them down. The buzziest mode of transport now is a bicycle. Streetcars, a pokey throwback

STOP flats

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Cargo bike wheelie! [VIDEO]


Radwanderung... [VIDEO]


A damn lucky cyclist. Timing is everything in life.


Cleveland officials are encouraged about future of West Shoreway project after meeting with ODOT officials

Cleveland officials are encouraged about future of West Shoreway project after meeting with ODOT officials Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 5:00 PM     Updated:  Friday, December 16, 2011, 9:07 AM   By  Tom Breckenridge, The Plain Dealer  Follow West Shoreway project supporters head to Columbus Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson addresses supporters of the West Shoreway project as they boarded a bus to Columbus to meet with Ohio Department of Transportation officials today. Watch video COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A concerted, grass roots push to land more money for the West Shoreway project has clearly caught the ear of state transportation officials. Whether that means the city will land some or all of the $28.2 million it seeks to convert the 55 mph shoreway to a 35 mph boulevard remains to be seen. But Jerry Wray, director of the  Ohio Department of Transporation ,  told a busload of city officials, residents and bicycling advocates who traveled to Columbus Thursday