Posts by Category: Machine

Jim Merz and the All-Star Team

Jim Merz and the All-Star Team

Of the many framebuilders who have made a name for themselves in the U.S., few have had as unusual a path as Jim Merz. Initially, he was producing frames in Portland, for a time employing Mark ...

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Friday Group Ride #441

Friday Group Ride #441

The last time I crashed  I bruised my left knee and tweaked my back, a pretty good outcome considering the speed and violence of it, and the involvement of more than one car. My bike came through ...

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A Study in Geometry

A Study in Geometry

To the degree that this site might struggle to find a broad readership within cycling, I take full responsibility. I can geek out on aspects of equipment that some cyclists couldn’t care less ...

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Friday Group Ride #433

Friday Group Ride #433

Let’s take it down a notch, after a few successive weeks of heavy topics and tortured navel-gazing by yours truly. This week I want to talk about components. I was chatting with a bike shop ...

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