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Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

I was minutes from an all-hands staff meeting when an editorial assistant asked me if I could take a reader call. People were heading to the conference room and shooting me stern looks that ...

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The Community of the Future

The Community of the Future

Remember Utopia? You know, where everyone is equal, needs have been dispatched with all the relentless force used to stamp out smallpox, and disease and suffering are as alien as Ugandan at the ...

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NAHBS 14, Part VIII

NAHBS 14, Part VIII

Okay, last post on NAHBS, promise. I’ve got too many great images not to share one final, large-scale image dump. I’ll begin with a shot of one of the usual suspects. Left to right: ...

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Who Are You?

Who Are You?

The digital age has upended nearly everything we know about commerce. Storied publishers of everything from music to magazines and books are resorting to bake-sale tactics just to stay in ...

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Greg LeMond Fixes a Flat … Better

Greg LeMond Fixes a Flat … Better

Our friends at 9W Magazine have produced a flat repair response with Greg LeMond. That I didn’t see this coming is almost embarrassing, but the surreality of the video is surprising enough ...

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NAHBS 14, Part VII

NAHBS 14, Part VII

This Ellis very nearly won Best of Show. I spent so much time looking at it that I told David he should keep a towel nearby to wipe off all the drool. In our considerations I remember comparing ...

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NAHBS 14, Part VI

NAHBS 14, Part VI

My fallibility index runs high. Case in point, the bike that won for Best New Builder. I returned home to find that I’d shot exactly one detail of the bike while I was at the show. Knowing ...

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NAHBS 14, Part V

NAHBS 14, Part V

  NAHBS has been marked by more controversies than any other event I’ve personally attended. Emotions run high at this thing, and honestly, they run high not just during, but before ...

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Lance Fixes a Flat

Lance Fixes a Flat

Outside Magazine produced this video and they way it’s written, it’s damn funny. That’s not the question. The question is: too soon?

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NAHBS 14, Part IV

NAHBS 14, Part IV

Peacock Groove‘s “Highlander” bike received the President’s Award, which is Don Walker’s personal nod to his favorite bike in the show. The bike was meant as an ...

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