Click, click, click…following links…

So, sitting here waiting for live updates from the Giro on velonews.com (a quite exciting stage yesterday and everything is on the wire coming into today mountain stage followed by tomorrow’s final stage – a time trial in Milan), I visited JimG’s sfcyclotouring blog to see what he’s got going on. He’s got a post […]

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New in the shop…

A while back a rider stopped by the shop and we chatted up bikes and stuff. Turns out she’s also a photographer and created a really cool collection of greeting cards with her photos. Some of the photos are of bikes shot on location in Italy. Some are of the Mt. Tam area (Mt. Tam […]

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What’s in the stand…

A very nice old Rock Lobster with some nice touches came in for a rejuvenation treatment and a new set of On-One Mary bars. Turned out pretty sweet. How can the B-52’s song not be roaring through your head when you see a Rock Lobster? Bontrager fork too! Hand signed by Paul Sadoff. Another hand […]

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Slightly lower bottom bracket height…

Anonymous recently asked “What would you define as “slightly lower” BB height for mountain and road bikes?” I started to answer in the comments section, but think it deserves its own post because it became quite lengthy. Considering this is a road frame I’m mentioning, I’ll stick with that, but the same would apply to […]

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Required reading…

First, Dave Moulton’s blog is one of my favorite reads. Second, this post, AJ, the cyclist and a large brown dog has got to be the best cycling related blog post of the year. Should be required reading for drivers and cyclists around the country. Spot on, Mr. Moulton. Thanks. (What’s playing: KWMR’s morning music […]

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It’s good to have confirmation…

Especially from someone like Andy Hamptsten, although in a very indirect manner. It was in 1988 on the Gavia pass in Italy, during the Giro d’ Italia where Andy Hampsten showed all who was boss on the cold, snowy slopes by taking second on the stage and donning the maglia rosa to become the eventual […]

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What’s in the stand…

This sweet old Klein came in to get brought back to its original form. It came in with a suspension fork which probably adversely affected the handling considering the frame was made years before the first suspension fork hit the market. Luckily its owner retained the original Steve Potts made Type II fork. The fork […]

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Bike To Work Day…

This probably should have been posted earlier this week, but… Every day is bike to work day for me, but today is the official Bike to Work Day for the Bay Area. The shop is an official MCBC Energizer Station, but didn’t apparently commit before their website went up. However, West Marin has kind of […]

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Soulcraft…

Got a nice e-mail from Sean Walling, head honcho over to Soulcraft yesterday thanking me for building Daniel Boyes’ bike up in time for his crushing of the Junior Expert class at Sea Otter a few weeks ago. Sean even made a post on his blog about it as well. Thanks, Sean. It was my […]

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Good news and good views…

Well, good news if you are in the bicycle industry. “Gas prices knock bicycle sales, repairs into higher gear,” proclaims the headline in yesterday’s Marin IJ. The interesting aspect of this article is that the highlighted bike shop is in Bismark, ND – not exactly a locale that you’d imagine being big on using the […]

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VeloNews reader gallery…

I submitted a photo to VeloNews’ reader’s gallery last week. And they used it! Well, they probably used every photo submitted so I ain’t that special. Although looking at my photo as other viewers will, I can’t help but critique it. It would have been better if the camera position was a little more to […]

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A-Team takes to the road…

I hear and read about plenty of Taiwan bashing when it comes to consumers commenting on where bikes are made. They throw out comments that are unresearched and biased. They know little of the incredible abilities of the bicycle industry in Taiwan. The Taiwanese are eager to work with foreign customers and their abilities are […]

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