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Fiber Optic Street Bicycle

Check out this great old Giant Cadex 3 frame.  The tubes have a variety of weave patterns. Detailed engineering for a new path; carbon fiber was very new and exotic. Then I sought and found a Specialized Future Shock FSX carbon fiber fork. This one is from 1994 with titanium hardware. It is a great [more...]

 
Swapping a Rim to Improve Bicycle Performance

The rim of a bicycle wheel can be exchanged for a new one. This can be done for maintenance, to replace a worn rim, or a rim can be replaced with a wider, narrower, or lighter rim to improve bicycle performance.   The accepted literature on the subject of wheels, by Brandt, explains in detail [more...]

 
How to lock a bicycle outside #54

Here is a well locked cool bike. Note the axle locks keeping the wheels secure, which then allow the fork to be secure when the front wheel is locked to the frame.

 
Dirt ride august 2012

1) The late summer weather for our trip to exotic Michigan was outstanding. Sunny, clear, not humid, not debilitatingly hot. It had strangely rained in early August, so the grass was green and lush and the trees were happy. One significant climatological difference this summer was that there were very few nuisance insects. Something about [more...]

 

Yes, I have ridden by smashed houses, splintered trees, and cars lined for miles to get gas. http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/locals-embrace-biking-in-hurricane-sandy%E2%80%99s-aftermath/

 

So has a reporter for the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/with-transportation-snarled-in-brooklyn-bicycles-roam-free.html?_r=0

 
Ah yes, another proper journalist says that Bikes are not Cars.

New York Times opinion piece detailing riding freely that goes outside of motor vehicle laws, and how the rider balances that with Kant philosophy. With a fundamental realization that bicycles are not cars and should not be regulated so. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/opinion/sunday/if-kant-were-a-new-york-cyclist.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

 
Sand Dragster bicycle

Sand Dragster bicycle – Beach Cruiser by Brian Miller A class of riding improved through rigorous testing at the beach. With some friends and people I didn’t know, I had rented a island beach house for the summer. I wanted more than just the everyday beach frolic, drugs, and sex; so I started a project. [more...]

 
Baddass Cruiser Bicycle

From my experience of building a high handlebar chopper, I learned the value of giant rear tire / skinny front tire. The problem, I discovered, is that the eye perceives the skinny tire as having a smaller diameter, compared to the fat tire. Optical illusion, and not the way I want it. I could visualize [more...]

 
SupaGT Street Rider, Urban Blast Bicycle

Seriously modified 2006 GT aluminum mtb.   Very solid for fast riding in the city. Excellent traction, remarkable brakes, outstanding acceleration. Can handle high speeds safely. Literally every component has been upgraded from the original bike. Wide rear rim Rhyno Lite XL Ritchey Slicks Dura Ace titanium cassette XTR and XT Deore  Shimano components Gold [more...]

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