Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Bike of the Day: Seattle Mayor’s Rodriguez Seahawks bike
February 2, 2014, 21:33
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Won it in a bet with Denver’s Mayor Hancock.

All mayors are doped.



Bike of the Day: This Old Schwinn
May 17, 2013, 09:09
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Cruiser style frame, apehanger bars and 10 speeds.



Bike of the Day: Soma Double Cross

This bike puts a tire-width ditch in the pavement everywhere it goes.



Bike of the Day: This Old Raleigh

Upon closer inspection, looks like a recipe for disaster.



Bike of the Day: Ritchey Comp-23

With custom factory paint. In its native habitat.



Bike of the Day: Neil’s Oschner
July 24, 2012, 01:32
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This shiny beauty takes me back to the days when I would drool over catalogs from Cinelli, Zeus, Puch, Graftek — actually wouldn’t drool over the Graftek, just stare as one would at a circus freak — Columbine, Ciocc…


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Bike of the Day: Mike’s Waltworks 29er



Bike of the Day: Hesjedal’s Cervelo TT bike

An attack on the air.

via http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/05/video/pro-bike-video-hesjedals-cervelo-p5-in-milan_221888



Bike of the Day: Whichever Bike Was Locked Here

I’ve often seen a mid-range Trek mtb parked at this spot, formerly occupied by a bike rack.



Bike of the Day: Keith’s Bridgestone MB-1

12 hours left on E-Bay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-MB-1-Mountain-Bike-Vintage-1988-w-89-Koski-Forks-50cm-Used-Mens-/120905848170?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c268cd56a#vi-desc

Keith is in the intro to my new book The Art of Mountain Biking: Singletrack Skills for All Riders. He bought this MB-1 new from Criterium bike shop in 1988, and has been treating it with the utmost respect ever since. Amazingly, this trail-ready vintage beauty could be yours…

Description by Keith:

“Wow” your mountain biking friends by showing up for the next group ride on this vintage, highly coveted classic. This is widely considered the quintessential mountain bike of its day. Revolutionary frame angles, build quality, and components made this perhaps the most advanced racing mountain bike at the time, which is why today this steel bike is coveted by collectors. See Sheldon Brown’s web page on this bike, along with the PDF file of the catalog featuring it.

I am original owner, having bought this from my local Colorado Springs bike shop specified with a Shimano Deore XT group (see parts list below). Selling this is going to break my heart.

Has age-appropriate paint wear and scratches (see photos). Some superficial rust. No dents. Frame, forks, and wheels are straight. Imprecise shifting can be finessed now, but chain, cogs, chainrings, and possibly cables and housing need replacing for smooth, precisely indexed shifting. Everything else works well. One shifter clamp was re-threaded in the early ’90s and has held tight since. One shifter missing the “Shimano Deore XT” face plate (see photo).

1988-1992: used recreationally as a mountain bike in Colorado and California. 1993, 2000-2011: used as a commuter bike in California, Texas, Maryland, and North Carolina almost entirely on pavement. 1994-1999, 2012: stored unused.




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