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NAHBS 14, Part II

NAHBS 14, Part II

I first learned of Six-Eleven and proprietor Aaron Dykstra in 2012 at the Sacramento NAHBS. If I’d seen his work before then, it escaped the gravity necessary to create a blip on my radar, ...

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NAHBS 14, Part I

NAHBS 14, Part I

I spent Friday in an area cordoned off near the photo booth with Nick Legan and Jeff Archer giving the prettiest bikes ever to descend on Charlotte, North Carolina, the ferrous equivalent of a ...

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A Visit to Gita

A Visit to Gita

Gita Sporting Goods is among the bike industry’s best-respect distributors. They’ve been the force behind Giordana clothing, Pinarello, Eddy Merckx and Pegoretti bicycles and DMT ...

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1932 Tour de France

1932 Tour de France

We’ve known the guys who competed in the early Tours were harder than nails, but this video will help demonstrate just how tough they were. It may be that none of us merit the word ...

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Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

Well this is one post that’s as overdue as a 10-month pregnancy. Honestly, I thought this post was going to happen back in January. Ah, cruel fortune. The good news is that the day has ...

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Lezyne SV 10 Multi Tool

Lezyne SV 10 Multi Tool

There are those items that, as a cyclist, aren’t really going to make your life better. They aren’t going to make you faster, won’t increase your enjoyment on the bike or help ...

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NAHBS #10

NAHBS #10

Cherubim Strange but true. The North American Handmade Bicycle Show will celebrate its tenth anniversary with next week’s gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina. Has it really been ten ...

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Considering Levi’s GranFondo

Considering Levi’s GranFondo

Since USADA released its Reasoned Decision in October of 2012, cycling fans have turned on riders it once revered. Most hardcore riders I know had tired of Lance Armstrong long before Travis ...

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