Tag Archives: Mark DiNucci

The Merge

The Merge

The oppressive need of the market to exact the new is an oppression that does little to permit peace. Most artists I know have what we call “actual” employment. They pay the bills by ...

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The RKP End-of-Year Awards, Part II

The RKP End-of-Year Awards, Part II

At a certain level, If I’m being truly honest, I’d have to say that 2015 was a zero-sum game. There were as many disappointments as there were triumphs. For every great innovation or ...

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The Allez Reboot

The Allez Reboot

Specialized comes in for more criticism than any other bike company save, maybe, Trek. I’ve heard people take jabs at them for their products, needlessly pushing undesired technology, ...

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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 II

NAHBS 2015, Part II

This afternoon at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show we announced the category award winners, with a few exceptions. This post will be brief and I’ll do a followup that will go into ...

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The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part I

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part I

It’s the time of year where we tend to give gifts. Without getting into religious significance, capitalism gone rail-less or any other postmodern political consideration, we can probably ...

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The Specialized Allez, Reborn

The Specialized Allez, Reborn

I don’t usually write about equipment that I haven’t ridden and won’t ever get to ride. I’m going to make an exception, though this may not be the only time this happens. ...

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Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

I was minutes from an all-hands staff meeting when an editorial assistant asked me if I could take a reader call. People were heading to the conference room and shooting me stern looks that ...

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