Posts by Category: Machine

Coated in Rubber

Coated in Rubber

I’ve been experimenting with rubber lately. No, I don’t mean anything that would get used in “50 Shades of Gray,” though. S&M isn’t quite my thing, unless you ...

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Bell Star Pro Helmet

Bell Star Pro Helmet

Of the many investments you can make in aero equipment, there’s little that can beat the aero helmet in terms of dollar to speed. Truly, only shaving your legs offers as great a gain for ...

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The Giant TCX SLR 1

The Giant TCX SLR 1

As I rounded the bend in the trail, I noticed the singletrack tilt upward at an angle that was going to require a compromise of some sort. The intersection of that grade, a 36×28 low gear ...

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POC Octal with MIPS

POC Octal with MIPS

I have this dream of being on Jeopardy in full kit and it’s my turn at the board. Simply Sweden for $200 Alex. Answer: The chain furniture store that sells $.50 hot dogs. What is Ikea? Correct ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part VII

NAHBS 2015, Part VII

Each year at NAHBS there are a number of bikes displayed that go home empty-handed, bikes of such obvious merit that many attendees question the judgment—if not the sanity—of the judges. In my ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part VI

NAHBS 2015, Part VI

What separates the category award winners from Best in Show is little more than a matter of degrees. While we don’t have a hard and fast rule regarding framesets being ineligible for Best ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part IV

NAHBS 2015, Part IV

My initial post on the category award winners was unfortunately brief due to other demands on my time while serving as Chief Judge for the awards. It’s hard to have two jobs and one day. ...

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