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…

click to engorge

Bike of the Day: Mike’s Waltworks 29er

Bike of the Day: Hesjedal’s Cervelo TT bike

An attack on the air.


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.

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.

Bike of the Day: Norton Commando
April 27, 2012, 10:42
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Couldn’t resist this one. Sorry about the poor quality of these Bike of the Day photos — Ipod photos. Not good.




Bike of the Day: Independent Fabrication titanium 29er

This I.F. Deluxe belongs to my old Sunnyside neighbor Josh. If this beauty doesn’t get you hankerin’ for a hunk of trail, you may have a serious disorder of the hankerin’ system.

Bike of the Day: Serotta cross
March 9, 2012, 13:19
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Red, tig-welded, 853. Too bad about the whole cross thing.



Bike of the Day: Kona Ute
March 1, 2012, 01:07
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Dang. That’s long.

Bike of the Day: Gios Torino singlespeed
January 31, 2012, 08:49
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Cool bike. Too big for me though.


Bike of the day: Bridgestone MB-3
January 17, 2012, 10:13
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Lugged, thus made in Japan. TIG welded bridgestones were made in Taiwan.



Bike of the day: This thing
January 10, 2012, 02:00
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I saw this and immediately wanted to go carve traffic on my way to Pablo’s Coffee House.


Bike of the Day: Stumpjumper w/ studded snows and rigid fork
December 27, 2011, 10:20
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Remember those studded tires improve the situation but don’t solve the problem of two wheels on ice.


Bike of the Day: Raleigh Record
December 21, 2011, 08:59
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Bike of the Day: spartan Panasonic
December 12, 2011, 01:05
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