Thursday, February 26, 2009

What It's All About


This is from Marisa Baz' Cyclist Project (click on the image to enlarge for easier reading) and it pretty much sums up how I feel about my wheels. You too probably. Yes?

Friday, February 20, 2009

That's Amore






I don't own one (yet) but I love lugged steel track bikes, especially those of Italian heritage. Here are a few nice ones from my web travels.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

WTF???


I'll be the first to admit that I don't follow cycling news religiously so I was not hip to Shimano's latest silliness, electronic shifting, til my mother-in-law sent me this article from the NY Times. Well low and behold, electronic shifting is now a reality and it will add around $1250 to the cost of a bike. So, let me get this straight...there are actually people out there who are willing to part with over a grand for the privilege of not being able to shift when their battery runs out? What I want to know is who buys this s***?? Yeah, I ride a fixed gear conversion, don't own any lycra or cycling shoes and maybe I might have Luddite tendencies but putting stuff normal people don't need on the market just fuels the whole consumerist thing and doesn't do a damn bit of good for cycling in general. End of rant.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Odd Duck


This isn't lugged steel. And I wouldn't ride it. But I'm glad it exists. If something like this were to be mass produced and it got more people out of cars and pedaling to their destination, I'd be all for it. You can read more about it here. What do you think about this beast?