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Article Archive for January 2011

NAHBS Is Less Than One Month Away

January 27, 2011 – 10:48 am | Comments Off
2011 NAHBS exhibitor Violet Crown Cycles

We’re planning a road trip to the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show which runs February 25th-27th in Austin, Texas.  We’re really excited to attend this year and we’re planning to blog live from the …

Vintage Schwinn Basket Switcheroo: Fair and Compassionate Parts Removal

January 25, 2011 – 12:16 am | 5 Comments

I am obsessed with vintage Schwinn bicycles. I am also obsessed with what I think of as bicycle utility, which to me means carrying stuff around with me on my bike. I have tried everything: rear racks, …

Winter Biking Primer from Street Films

January 24, 2011 – 10:31 pm | Comments Off

My first forays into winter riding were pretty much a bust. My gloves were awful, the hat I used didn’t cover my ears, my shoes were useless, etc.  Ever since I learned the science of …

Kryptonite New York U-Lock review

January 24, 2011 – 10:57 am | 3 Comments

While contemplating the Grim Subject of Bike Theft I realized I should quit rolling the dice by relying on a flimsy bike lock, and instead buy something that would actually deter a bike thief.  So …

Frisco Superdrome Might Become a Parking Garage

January 20, 2011 – 11:41 am | 6 Comments

“They paved paradise to put up a parking lot” – Joni Mitchell
According to WFAA the Frisco Superdrome is at risk of being bulldozed to make way for, get this,  a parking lot. Seriously.  It seems …

Electra Ticino 16D review

January 17, 2011 – 10:09 am | 53 Comments

I’m a sucker for shiny bits and when it comes to aesthetics I prefer a classic/vintage look versus a modern, space-aged one.  So naturally the Electra Bike Ticino (pronounced tuh-chino) line represents pure crack for …

Want to Help Bike Map Your Town?

January 15, 2011 – 10:52 am | 3 Comments
Open Street Map

My buddy Richard at Cycleliscious has just written a tutorial for using the  Open Street Map.  He and I have recently chatted a few times about the differences of Google Bike maps, Mapquest, and Open …

Saddle Recovering From Recovered Saddle.com

January 14, 2011 – 9:26 am | 4 Comments

Ok, so how many times has this happened to you -
You’ve taken your wife out for a night on the town, meanwhile, your evil brother in law brings some of his drunken pals from the …

Angela Hunt – Will She Or Won’t She?

January 13, 2011 – 5:08 pm | One Comment

The Dallas Morning News reported today that Dallas Council Member Angela Hunt is considering running for Mayor of our fair city.  Hunt represents District 14 which encompasses parts of downtown, Uptown and Oak Lawn.
“I’ve been …

Bikesnob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling – a book review

January 12, 2011 – 2:56 pm | 8 Comments

Before I had an unhealthy obsession with bicycles, I used to collect books. I had a whole room in my house devoted to my collection, and I would come home, sit in my leather wing …