Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #236

Friday Group Ride #236

I live in a bubble. There’s no doubt about that. Working for a custom bike builder means I see a LOT of custom bikes, not only ours but lots of others, too. It’s almost all I look at, ...

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The Abbey Tools Crombie

The Abbey Tools Crombie

Even though I’m no longer a professional mechanic, I still find myself doing a lot of bike work. Discounting kids’ bikes, there 11 bikes in my garage and all but three of them have ...

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Schwinn CycleNav

Schwinn CycleNav

In the town where I grew up you either had a Schwinn Varsity or you knew someone who did. Same with the Stingray. A bike path had just been built and it was covered in Schwins. I had a Columbia. ...

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Friday Group Ride #235

Friday Group Ride #235

I don’t know why I own a blue bike. I don’t like blue, but when I was talking with the builder, I asked what color he liked on his bikes, and he said, “We have this great ...

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Friday Group Ride #234

Friday Group Ride #234

All the time, I get calls from people who have had their bike stolen. They are invariably in some phase of the grieving process, usually either sadness or anger. I always say, “I’m so ...

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Interbike ’14, Part VIII

Interbike ’14, Part VIII

    While I was at the show I had a minor ephiphany. The bike industry spends a lot of time talking about getting more people on bikes and the industry even talks about the next ...

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Interbike ’14, Part VII

Interbike ’14, Part VII

SRM has introduced a new head unit, the PC8. Like all SRM units, it is jam-packed with features, but what sets this unit apart from previous SRM head units is that it records GPS data and speaks ...

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Interbike ’14, Part VI

Interbike ’14, Part VI

The title for world’s lightest road frame is still under assault. Guru Cycles has achieved a stunning 625 grams in a frame, leaving Cervelo, Cannondale and anyone else with aspirations for ...

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