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NAHBS 2017: Part IX

NAHBS 2017: Part IX

Dave Levy at Ti Cycles is one of those builders who turns out bike after bike dialed to his customer’s needs. Whenever I talk with him I can’t help but remark at his clarity of ...

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NAHBS 2017: Part VIII

NAHBS 2017: Part VIII

There’s one final award I need to mention: Best New Builder. This went to Matt Nelson of Salt Air Cycles. Nelson is a Salt Lake City-based builder who focuses largely on road and ...

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Paceline Podcast #60

Paceline Podcast #60

To say we’re a man down isn’t quite enough. Hottie just started a new job and Fatty is buried under mountains of software code, or something. So our man Padraig took this one mostly ...

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NAHBS 2017: Honorable Mentions

NAHBS 2017: Honorable Mentions

We didn’t give many nods for honorable mentions this year. It was somewhat by design. We really wanted to reserve the honorable mentions for bikes that could have won in other years, or in ...

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A Smarter Man

A Smarter Man

That we reserve math for numbers is a mistake, I say. There are many other kinds of math: educated guesses, emotional calculations, risk assessments made at the tops of trails. These ...

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NAHBS 2017: Awards, Part IV

NAHBS 2017: Awards, Part IV

The Best Finish award is arguably the most subjective of the bunch. Sure, we can point to objective details like elaborate masking or multiple colors that suggest many hours of work, but at a ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #8

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #8

Patrick is back from Salt Lake City where he presided over the awards for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. We catch up about some of the amazing bikes that were there, as well as talk ...

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Paceline Podcast #59

Paceline Podcast #59

Fatty went on vacation and his weight went up in equal proportion to his fun. What’s up with that? And after getting back he went to St. George and the True Grit Epic … and his race ...

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