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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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NAHBS 2017: Best in Show

NAHBS 2017: Best in Show

For most of us, buying a bicycle, any bicycle, is cause for celebration. It’s the happiness tool. I’ve often written that any bicycle is better than no bicycle. I believe in that the ...

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