Spooky Cycles: Mulholland Road Frameset
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Mickey from Spooky Cycles is back in business, working again with legendary Frank the Welder in Vermont on small batches of frames. Currently there is a road frame, dubbed the Mulholland. These bikes have clearances for a plump road tire, are made from Dedacciai and US-made dropouts and ship roughly two weeks after you order one. There are still a few in stock, so head over to Spooky for more information and keep in touch via the Spooky Facebook.

Don’t need another road frame? Well, it appears there’s a ‘cross frame coming! Oh and why wasn’t this bike photographed on Mulholland Drive!? ;-)

Jul 24, 2016 1 comment
The Grey Escape

This is too good and such a contrast to how I’ve been experiencing Scandinavia.

“A cycling documentary about a group of elderly people cycling nearly 250 miles from Denmark to Norway. Across the Western world, millions of elderly people live in care homes – often lonely, isolated and without mobility. But these elderly people are breaking free!
In particular, Marie, 96, and Finn, 81, overcome their issues and grow closer. The only problem is Marie thinks Finn is too young for her… “

Jul 21, 2016 2 comments
Bishop Bikes: Ben Falcon Project Bikes – Number 01
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Photos by Keith Trotta

Chris Bishop is in the process of making a series of project bikes. Each one with be a collaborative effort between various artists and painters, will be one-offs and best of all, for sale. This being the first, a collaboration between Ben Falcon, the New York-based painter. It’s a size 52cm and is built with Dura Ace, Ritchey and ENVE. Head to Bishop’s Flickr for more photos and holler at Chris if you’re interested in purchasing it.

Jul 20, 2016 4 comments
Emiliano Granado’s Tour de France Zine
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I can’t even write an intro for this project, because Emi did such a great job with his. Emiliano is half of Manual for Speed and this summer, he’s bringing you a Tour de France Zine:

“OUI C’EST TOUT is a nod to Pierre Etaix’s Pays de Cocagne. Everyone should watch that immediately. My publication is a 20-page, 4-color, 2-D experience that will make you want to punch something while sippin’ on that Perri.

Experience the images //// Purchase your copy

Jul 20, 2016 No comments yet
The Highway that Inspired Me
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… to move to Los Angeles. KCET looks highway 2 in historical detail, including many great photos documenting the construction of this magical place. Head on over and check it out.

Jul 19, 2016 6 comments
All-City Cycles: The New Spacehorse Disc
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All City’s Space Horse might be the most versatile (and popular) bike in their fleet. These speedy touring, all-rounder bikes have just received a few notable options, the first and most obvious being the integration of disc brakes. Other updates include a removable derailleur hanger and an expanded size range. The new Space Horse Disc comes available in size 43cm to 61cm, with 650b wheels in sizes in the two smallest sizes. Since it’s a disc brake bike, you could swap in your favorite 650b disc wheels in the other sizes too.

The MSRP is $1800 with a Shimano 105 build spec. See more information at All-City!

Jul 18, 2016 37 comments
Pushing the Limits

This video was created by the creative team at Steel Magazine for Oakley and features three riders, Charles, Mattews and Sven. Each are shown riding the streets of Paris, in contrast to racing the painful roads of the Paris-Roubaix in adverse weather conditions…

Jul 18, 2016 2 comments
The Land of the Midnight Sun
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Well, after almost 30 hours of driving, we made it to the Nord of Sweden and the start of the
Sverigetempot, a 1200 mile brevet straight down the country’s spine. Tomorrow morning brings the start of the ride and even though its midnight, the sun is still shining…

Jul 15, 2016 1 comment
Ride. Camp. Repeat.

Skyler Des Roches, Daniel Mattison and Knut Kitching with support from Logan Watts Bikepacking.com put together a nice short on the joys of getting out of the city and into the woods for the weekend.

Jul 15, 2016 9 comments
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Spooky Cycles: Mulholland Road Frameset
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Mickey from Spooky Cycles is back in business, working again with legendary Frank the Welder in Vermont on small batches of frames. Currently there is a road frame, dubbed the Mulholland. These bikes have clearances for a plump road tire, are made from Dedacciai and US-made dropouts and ship roughly two weeks after you order one. There are still a few in stock, so head over to Spooky for more information and keep in touch via the Spooky Facebook.

Don’t need another road frame? Well, it appears there’s a ‘cross frame coming! Oh and why wasn’t this bike photographed on Mulholland Drive!? ;-)

Jul 24, 2016 1 comment
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The Grey Escape

This is too good and such a contrast to how I’ve been experiencing Scandinavia.

“A cycling documentary about a group of elderly people cycling nearly 250 miles from Denmark to Norway. Across the Western world, millions of elderly people live in care homes – often lonely, isolated and without mobility. But these elderly people are breaking free!
In particular, Marie, 96, and Finn, 81, overcome their issues and grow closer. The only problem is Marie thinks Finn is too young for her… “

Jul 21, 2016 2 comments
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Bishop Bikes: Ben Falcon Project Bikes – Number 01
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Photos by Keith Trotta

Chris Bishop is in the process of making a series of project bikes. Each one with be a collaborative effort between various artists and painters, will be one-offs and best of all, for sale. This being the first, a collaboration between Ben Falcon, the New York-based painter. It’s a size 52cm and is built with Dura Ace, Ritchey and ENVE. Head to Bishop’s Flickr for more photos and holler at Chris if you’re interested in purchasing it.

Jul 20, 2016 4 comments
Emiliano Granado’s Tour de France Zine
LeTour-cover

I can’t even write an intro for this project, because Emi did such a great job with his. Emiliano is half of Manual for Speed and this summer, he’s bringing you a Tour de France Zine:

“OUI C’EST TOUT is a nod to Pierre Etaix’s Pays de Cocagne. Everyone should watch that immediately. My publication is a 20-page, 4-color, 2-D experience that will make you want to punch something while sippin’ on that Perri.

Experience the images //// Purchase your copy

Jul 20, 2016 No comments yet
The Highway that Inspired Me
angeles_crest_highway_map_1934

… to move to Los Angeles. KCET looks highway 2 in historical detail, including many great photos documenting the construction of this magical place. Head on over and check it out.

Jul 19, 2016 6 comments
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All-City Cycles: The New Spacehorse Disc
Spacehorse_Disc_BK1337

All City’s Space Horse might be the most versatile (and popular) bike in their fleet. These speedy touring, all-rounder bikes have just received a few notable options, the first and most obvious being the integration of disc brakes. Other updates include a removable derailleur hanger and an expanded size range. The new Space Horse Disc comes available in size 43cm to 61cm, with 650b wheels in sizes in the two smallest sizes. Since it’s a disc brake bike, you could swap in your favorite 650b disc wheels in the other sizes too.

The MSRP is $1800 with a Shimano 105 build spec. See more information at All-City!

Jul 18, 2016 37 comments
Pushing the Limits

This video was created by the creative team at Steel Magazine for Oakley and features three riders, Charles, Mattews and Sven. Each are shown riding the streets of Paris, in contrast to racing the painful roads of the Paris-Roubaix in adverse weather conditions…

Jul 18, 2016 2 comments
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The Land of the Midnight Sun
Sverigetempot-66

Well, after almost 30 hours of driving, we made it to the Nord of Sweden and the start of the
Sverigetempot, a 1200 mile brevet straight down the country’s spine. Tomorrow morning brings the start of the ride and even though its midnight, the sun is still shining…

Jul 15, 2016 1 comment
Ride. Camp. Repeat.

Skyler Des Roches, Daniel Mattison and Knut Kitching with support from Logan Watts Bikepacking.com put together a nice short on the joys of getting out of the city and into the woods for the weekend.

Jul 15, 2016 9 comments
44 Bikes on Why Made in the USA Matters
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Kris at 44 Bikes has written a great manifesto on why made in the USA matters. Here’s an excerpt:

“…Having a healthy, prospering U.S. manufacturing base that employs skilled workers and invests in that same workforce ensures we have a strong middle class with good pay. This strengthens the very foundation of our society which creates mobility and even more important: Stability in the market because workers who have money in their pocket spend that same money on goods and service. That’s why I take some time, care and pride in partnering with local manufacturers when and where I can. It’s a two way street. What goes around comes around.”

I’d say more, but I’d like you the read the whole article, so head to 44 Bikes to check it out. Also, I’d like to note that it’s not just that made in the USA matters, it’s that domestic production matters. I support products made in Japan, Germany, Italy, etc. It comes down to companies who manufacture products in their native land, where environmental regulation is upheld…

Jul 15, 2016 5 comments
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