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Bicycles West of the Pecos

December 28, 2009 – 12:07 pm | Comments Off

In this early photo of bicycling in Texas, a white-bearded Judge Roy Bean stands outside of his famed Jersey Lilly Saloon in Langtry, TX, flanked by two new-fangled bicycles. This image was recorded sometime prior to …

Seen At The Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Santa Ride

December 24, 2009 – 10:11 am | 2 Comments

Hubbard has been telling me about some of the newly finished sections of the Santa Fe Trail for a while now so it made sense for us to meet at his office so we could check it out …

Dallas Burlesque and a French Bicycle

December 22, 2009 – 9:02 pm | 5 Comments
Ruby's Carousel Club

So Mike and I are cruising along Main street as we head towards the Santa Fe Trail when we notice these three lovely show girls strolling down the sidewalk. Not the sort of thing you …

Garage Sale Find: Opaque Blue 1973 Schwinn Suburban

December 22, 2009 – 10:58 am | One Comment

One thing that I really love about my obsessive/compulsive bicycling hobby is:  The Hunt.
Whether it be Craigslist, Ebay, garage sales, flea markets, unsanitary looking thrift stores or those metal-recycling guys from south Dallas that drive around …

Ebay and the 1963 Schwinn Traveler

December 16, 2009 – 8:50 am | 2 Comments

As I began to ride my Electrabike and grow more interested in bicycles in general, I began to spend more time online reading about and obsessing about bicycles. Growing up in Dallas, at least when …

Seen At The Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Dallas Tweed Ride

December 14, 2009 – 10:41 am | Comments Off

We’ve attended numerous group rides hosted by Bike Friendly Oak Cliff but the Tweed Ride was one of our favorites.  The sky was sunny and clear – perfect for folks dressed in tweed and vintage …

Peugeot UE-18 – Real Men Ride Mixtes

December 9, 2009 – 8:56 am | 8 Comments

“Mixte” in French translates pretty close to “unisex” which is to say a mixte is a step-through bicycle frame that is designed to be ridden by either men or women.   They’re often marketed in the USA as a …

The Beginning of an Addiction, or: My First Adult Bike

December 9, 2009 – 6:45 am | Comments Off

 
Approximately two years ago, in late 2007, I began to become interested in riding bikes again.  I had not owned  a bicycle since college, and save for a few brief rides in New York City with …

Schwinn Super LeTour

December 6, 2009 – 6:12 am | Comments Off

I bought this Chicago made Schwinn LeTour from a woman who purchased it in Dallas during a bus strike during the 70s (or did she say it was the 80s?).  She used it as a …

1982 LeGran Seville Single Speed Conversion

December 4, 2009 – 9:09 am | 8 Comments

I had spent months looking for a cool, used bike to convert to a single speed but up to that point I was still leery of actually buying anything that would require a significant amount of work.  …