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2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show | bike commuting

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2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Mike and I are heading down south to Richmond to attend the North American Handmade Bicycle show this weekend.  An incredible selection of artisans showing off what is best described as "found art".  Function combined with aesthetic beauty, these bikes and crafted components are sooo sweet, I am going to make sure to leave my [...]

By |February 26th, 2010|bike commuting, bike sales, mike dickerson, rockland farm, tom stokes|0 Comments

IF Deluxe 29er

One of my rides is a Titanium Independent Fabrication Deluxe 29er with Paragon Machineworks slider dropouts featuring an OEM Rohloff dropout.  I have what looks like a single speed drivetrain but in actuality it is an internal 14 speed Rohloff 500/14 hub with a twist shift on the handlebar.  Rock Shox Reba Race fork with [...]

By |February 25th, 2010|bike sales, bike service, rockland farm, tom stokes|0 Comments

2010 Turner Sultan; Bad to the Bone

Back in 2009 the very respected Turner Suspension Bicycle company switched their entire product line to the DW Link system. Dave Weagle has designed a patented and revolutionary rear suspension design that Issac Newton would be proud of. Their partners in crime include Turner Bikes, Independent Fabrication, Iron Horse Bikes, Ibis Cycles and Pivot Cycles. [...]

Where Has All the Oil Gone??

In the ramp up to the Snotcycle I changed the oil and replaced seals on a few suspension forks and I was struck by a few things. First of all, I am quite careful to catch all the oil that drains out of the fork when I disassemble it. A large plastic bin on the [...]

By |February 3rd, 2010|bike service, mike dickerson, mountain bike races, tom stokes|0 Comments

Snotcycle Pics

Here are some more pictures from the Snotcycle race over the weekend. Thanks Bruce! Tom Stokes

By |February 2nd, 2010|mike dickerson, mountain bike races, rockland farm, tom stokes|1 Comment

Snotcycle 2010 Video

Cat 2 men's competitor, Jason Gull from Wheels of Justice fame rode with his fancy new helmet camera and has uploaded footage to YouTube. Next best thing to riding snow covered single track through the woods is watching someone else do it! Thanks Jason.

By |February 1st, 2010|mountain bike races, rockland farm|0 Comments

Snotcycle 2010 a Winter Wonderland

Who could have imagined weather like this for the 2010 version of the Snotcycle?? Temps in the teens as I showed up at 6:45 in the dark with five gallons of coffee from Starbucks promised a perfectly frozen and firm race course. Stoking the fires was just as important as matching transponders to racer numbers [...]

By |February 1st, 2010|mike dickerson, mountain bike races, rockland farm, tom stokes|2 Comments