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Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Companies age less well than people. It’s a rule somewhere. Probably written by an economist. It’s rare that a company makes it 50 years to its Semicentennial. Naturally, it’s ...

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The Bell Stoker

The Bell Stoker

It’s fair to observe that we are entering a new era of regard for brain injuries. Our understanding of how they happen, the impact they have long term and what we can do to prevent them has ...

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Sir Bradley the Weird

Sir Bradley the Weird

Permit me an unfair, inaccurate and sweeping generalization. The United Kingdom is full of freaks. Okay, so I know the entire population of the U.K. isn’t as eccentric (or funny) as John ...

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An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

You probably didn’t expect your 15 minutes of fame to go this way. I can understand that maybe you didn’t think anyone would disagree with you, that you wouldn’t be called a ...

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A Visit to Seven Cycles

A Visit to Seven Cycles

Last week, I traveled to Boston for the first time in 15 or 16 years. As Robot noted, we’d also planned to ride together but due to an injury to his hand, that didn’t happen. Still, ...

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Real Racing

Real Racing

I was watching a shot from a motorcycle as it sped from past a Sky riding getting dropped from the main group, past a dwindling peloton containing Alejandro Valverde, Tejay Van Garderen and two ...

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Scott Road Premium Shoes

Scott Road Premium Shoes

I first learned the Scott name because of those aero bars Dave Scott was using back when shoulder pads were in style. I had no idea they did anything other than crazy bars. Then I moved to New ...

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The Rob English Fund

The Rob English Fund

Eugene, Oregon-based builder Rob English of English Cycles is known for being as fast as he is talented. He’s among the very fastest riders in the Willamette Valley and he took home the top ...

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Greg LeMond’s 1989 TVT Carbon

Greg LeMond’s 1989 TVT Carbon

For most of the Tour de France’s 100+ years of existence the overall winner has ridden a bike equipped with Campagnolo components. In fact, for many years Campy used to take out ads showing ...

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