Two more days…

That’s right, you have two more days (well three if you count the rest of today as one and then Tuesday and Wednesday) to take advantage of the free rubber deal with the purchase of a Black Mountain Cycles cross or road frameset. So far, there have been several takers for this February promotion and […]

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I just wanna lube my chain…

Recently, I’ve been seeing ads for a bicycle lube company posted – pasted is a better word – on Facebook. Facebook also now has made it so you see all the activity of your friends and what they comment on or like. I’ve since figured out that that ticker thing can be hidden, which makes […]

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What’s in a millimeter…

One of the things I’ve enjoyed about my not-so-new life in the bicycle industry is wearing out parts. You see, prior to this gig at the retail level, I was on the industry side which simply means I worked for a bike company in product development. This meant that every year, parts manufacturers released a […]

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Two for Tuesday…

Two pictures that is. First up is a photo of the new 12. The 12 is Vee Rubber’s new micro-block tire as you may recall from this post. I’ve had a few requests for confirmation that the new 29 x 1.95″ 12 tire fits up front on the Black Mountain Cycles cross frame. The answer […]

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Brakes, part II…

I thought this deserved a bit more attention than simply a comment to a comment. In reply to the post yesterday about disc brakes on road bikes, Wally had this to say: “There are bigger two wheeled devices with motors that use disc brakes extensively. So there is knowledge and expertise on proper braking technique […]

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Give me a brake…

In case you’ve been under a rock or all of your communication to the outside world is via carrier pigeon, you might not be aware that besides a certain Spaniard being stripped of his Tour De France title, the interwebs are rife with speculation about disc brakes coming to a road bike near you. There’s […]

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Why you take a Saturday off…

Sometimes you need to take a day off. Sometimes, you take a day off and go for a ride. Sometimes that ride, while being on familiar terrain, becomes an all new experience. This past Saturday, I met up with some of the Dino riders in Sausalito for a little spin through Marin. The big feature […]

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On to part 2…

If you recall, a few days ago I posted a special deal for buyers of Black Mountain Cycles frames for the month of February. Basically, I’m including a set of Vee Rubber tires with the sale of a road or cross frame. And the first buyer of a road or cross frame also got a […]

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Puttin’ the rubber in Valentine’s day…

Literally. So, here’s the deal. I’ve still got both road and cross frames in every size. Some sizes in colors are sold out. All orange cross frames are gone, but there are plenty of brown, er, root beer cross frames. The champagne road frames in 53cm, 56cm, and 62cm are sold out. All sizes of […]

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Favorite rides…

One of my favorite morning rides is the out and back to Kehoe Beach on the road. There’s also a dirt option to the same vicinity with about the same mileage which is … actually have no idea how many miles it is. It is about 90 minutes, though. And now looking at google maps […]

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Vee Rubber…

With all the big tire companies, it finally took a small tire company to produce that tire in what I consider the “magic size” for my cross frames. I really like the Panaracer Fire Cross 45, but on the road, it’s a dog. Great off road. Slower than molasses on the road. For several years, […]

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