Posts by Category: Machine

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part IV

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part IV

Winter Press Camp this year meant a return to my old stomping grounds, and a chance to ride Mulholland for the first time since last spring. Southern California was enjoying a respite from the ...

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Winter PressCamp 2016, Part III

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part III

Ridley has been known as a niche player, an upper-end Euro brand that doesn’t do entry level. The upshot is that you have been more likely to see them under a pro on TV rather than in a ...

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Friday Group Ride #297

Friday Group Ride #297

I was talking to Radio Freddy. He and I do some work together, but we also have long, rambling conversations about the bike business and how to be better at it. Freddy is something of a spiritual ...

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Winter PressCamp 2016, Part I

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part I

I’m back in the greater LA metropolis—Westlake Village, to be exact—once again for PressCamp. The winter edition is a somewhat smaller event than the summer version. As a result, we get to ...

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A Tale of Two Tapes

A Tale of Two Tapes

Bar tape is a thing for me. I like low-maintenance tape that looks good and provides good padding. I came up in the age of celo tape and rode more miles without padded gloves than my hands would ...

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On the Record: Don Walker of NAHBS

On the Record: Don Walker of NAHBS

The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show is barely a month away. The show returns to the West Coast for the first time since its last visit to Sacramento, four years ago. Word among builders ...

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A Performance Tire for the Rain

A Performance Tire for the Rain

Years ago I was on the phone with someone from Continental Tires and he asked me a question. “Do you know why you get more flats in the rain?” Was this a trick question? I started to ...

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Friday Group Ride #296

Friday Group Ride #296

I have hesitated to write this FGR before, because the question I am going to pose can raise a lot of classist issues of affordability, scale and exclusivity. Money is one of those third rail ...

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