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Vintage Velo: 1892 Elliot Hickory

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By Jeff Archer In the late 1880’s, chain drive revolutionized the bike industry. Previously, the cranks were attached directly to the wheel such as on the 1885 Columbia ordinary (Bicycle Times Issue #8). With the ordinary bikes, the only way to go faster was to ride a larger diameter wheel, which made for a more ...

Press Release: World Bicycle Relief 2017 Impact Report

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World Bicycle Relief (WBR), a global nonprofit and social enterprise mobilizing people in developing countries through The Power of Bicycles, distributed 54,687 of its signature Buffalo Bicycles across nine countries in 2017, according to the organization’s Annual Global Impact Report. The report illuminates the impact of the bicycle on an individual’s life whose only choice ...

Wabi-sabi for mechanics

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The Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association’s Mechanics Minute newsletter has been crossing our virtual desks and it’s pretty awesome. So we thought we’d share the most recent edition with you. Check it out! By Ric Hjertberg Wabi-sabi is a traditional Japanese aesthetic that’s become well known in the West. Roughly defined as the beauty of imperfection, it is ...

Review: Soma Condor bars

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Every time Dirt Rag editor Eric McKeegan looked at the Soma Condor drop bars on my gravel bike, he just shook his head and laughed. Which made me laugh. Why? Because they do look pretty ridiculous. But all giggles aside, these bars do have a purpose aside from looking funny, and that’s to provide an alternative bar ...

In Pursuit of Endless Adventure: A Lifestyle

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By Jeffrey Stern It goes without saying, but sometimes it still needs to be said: we’re lucky. Much of the United States offers an undeniably unique opportunity for people of all types, abilities and with varied interests to get outside and play outdoors. Whether it be aboard a bike, on foot, hanging from a rope ...

Planet Bike awards grants to six different non-profit bicycle advocacy organizations

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Supplier of bike lights and accessories Planet Bike has recently awarded $24,000 to six bicycle non-profit organizations. The recipient organizations are working to provide programs that attract people to cycling and infrastructure projects to move bicycling forward across the country. Planet Bike awards grants based on three focus areas: People, Places and Policy. Planet Bike’s ...

Review: Restrap bikepacking bags

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With the explosion of bikepacking, the market has become inundated with small bag makers, each with their own take on a relatively simple concept: holding stuff. It seems that each city has its own local bag maker and each maker has its own cult following. Restrap is a small British bag and accessory company out of ...

Win a Haute Route three-day adventure

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Haute Route  has partnered with us to give one winner any one of Haute Route three-day event in the U.S. in 2018: Haute Route San Francisco (April 20-22), Haute Route Asheville (May 18-20) or Haute Route Utah (September 14-16). Enter to win below. Haute Route is the world’s most prestigious multi-day amateur cycling event series, delivering an unmatched professional-level experience ...

Review: Tepui Kukenam SKY 3-person Tent

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Photos by Peter Bakken We’ve all seen these rooftop tents floating through magazines and the interwebs, but not many of us have actually seen them out in the wild, so I was pretty excited when Tepui Tents out of Santa Cruz, California, was willing to send us their 3-person  Kukenam SKY  for review. Arriving in late April, ...

Essay: The ride that hooked me for life

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By Jeffrey Stern I remember the day well, boarding the number four bus in Mill Valley destined for San Francisco and there were actual seats available. It’s common to find yourself standing for 90-minutes during this commute. Luckily, I grabbed a window on the east side of the bus for a guaranteed picturesque view of ...

Review: Carver Ti All-Road

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Tester: Karl Rosengarth Age: 59 Height: 5’10” Weight: 150 lbs. Inseam: 32” Carver’s Ti All-Road is a mountain biker’s road bike. With a design aimed at mixed- surface comfort and stability, the All-Road stands ready for rough road rambles, gravel grinds and singletrack shortcuts. The Bike Built from 3/2.5 titanium alloy, the All-Road comes with a lifetime ...

Tapplock uses fingerprints to unlock your bike

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Padlocks have long been used to secure valuable items, but remembering the combination or where the key is can be a hassle. Fingerprints have replaced passwords for electronic devices and are now replacing combinations and keys. The Tapplock one is the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock. It can unlock in 0.8 seconds with no effort ...

2018 National Bike Summit recap

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By Karen Brooks The League of American Bicyclists hosted a vibrant and vital National Bike Summit  earlier this month in Washington, DC. This year’s theme of “Grass Roots Grow Together” was particularly apt—the current bike-friendliness of national government is uncertain at best, but through workshops, speeches, and lots of positive examples, attendees took away the message that the most powerful changes happen ...

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