Not only do we have the standard life-threatening ordeals on every ride, now we must also look out for the predator. The past couple of years have felt like police were unnecessarily heavily targeting bikers. It turns out to be true. The figures are in and we can see that NYC police have issued three [more...]
The face of the new roadster. High power and Sharp handling A resurrected classic design for urban exploration I have wanted to build a classic Roadster for quite a while. This twitchy criterium frame may not have been the best choice, but the hyper-active handling matches my environment well. One big advantage of this frame [more...]
Paris France, rhymes with pants, in a move designed to reduce accidents, allows bicyclist to go through red lights when clear. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html Pretty smart. This is what we do already, the man should not fight it.
How to rebuild a Manitou suspension fork, replacing the elastomers with springs. The early Manitou forks are well designed, light, simple, and work well. They don’t have as much travel as offroad forks of today, but they are very good for street riding. Their springs (elastomers) often decay over time, but can be repaired. [more...]