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