Monthly Archives: May 2015

Speedvagen on Tour

Speedvagen on Tour

The biggest problem any frame builder faces is trying to connect with prospective clients. Being an individual toiling in a small workshop precludes the sort of glad-handing for which politicians ...

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Friday Group Ride #262

Friday Group Ride #262

If you’ve read this, you know I’m going through something of a crisis of faith with tire/tube combos, or even the concept of containing air within rubber casing for the purpose of ...

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Post Flat Stress Syndrome

Post Flat Stress Syndrome

I am living a pneumatic nightmare. Four flats in two weeks on three different wheels. I can’t tell whether I have simply forgotten how to handle a bike, or there is some convergence of ...

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Jobst Brandt: an Appreciation

Jobst Brandt: an Appreciation

The bike world has lost one of its legends. Jobst Brandt died on Tuesday following a long illness; he was 80. Thanks to his legendary book, “The Bicycle Wheel,” we thought of him as ...

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