Project Y

New from Manual for Speed and Yonder Journal is Mythical State Of, and their Project Y video, following real humans while they prepare for and race the Dirty Kanza. The full project launches May 31st. Read more at MSO.

May 21, 2018 No comments yet
Firefly Bicycles: 6Al-4Va Titanium Seat Collars

Looking for some MUSA bling for your bike? Check out these 6Al-4Va Titanium Seat Collars by Firefly. They’re made in the USA, weigh 25 grams, are available in 35mm and 31.8mm, come in brushed or blasted, and are made by Oglewatch Co exclusively for Firefly. These beautiful ti nuggets are $100, or you can add anodizing for $20 extra. Swoop up one at Firefly.

May 21, 2018 21 comments
Brief Thoughts: Ditching Bib Shorts for Good and Civic’s Merino Boxer


Civic’s merino boxers piqued my interest when they first launched.

Over the past few years, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect merino boxer short and before you cite that as ridiculous, hear me out. A few years back, during our Oregon Outback tour, I developed severe chaffing from my bib shorts during the first 20 miles of the event and was worried. I had over 350 miles to go on this challenging course and could barely walk. The worst of it was I only packed one pair of merino boxers to wear at camp. Having no other option, I ditched the bibs and put on the boxers under my shorts, along with some Neosporin and that became my kit for the day. Again, apologies for the details here. The next morning I felt great and continued to wear boxers, in lieu of bibs up until this day. Unless I’m on a road ride, on a road bike, I haven’t worn bibs in over five years. (more…)

May 21, 2018 47 comments
SOLD OUT: Get Deserted Big Byways Warm Weather Bottles

We took our Byway bottle and upped the capacity, rendered it in black, and added in our “Deserted” logo, just in time for the warmer months ahead. Pick up a PAIR for $25 plus shipping, worldwide. The first 30 orders will get a FREE Deserted vinyl logo, in desert tan.

If you ordered a Howdy Coyote tee, reply to your Paypal receipt and we’ll refund you $5 for shipping.

SORRY SOLD OUT! Side note: we’re working on a webshop, much more inventory and a drop-ship system, which hopefully will be implemented late Summer. Thanks for your patience!

May 21, 2018 4 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Howdy Coyote Pocket T

Howdy Coyote is here to remind you to be nice and say ‘howdy’ on the trail. Although, if you catch an ol’ timer out there, they might stop you for a conversation, because back in the day, ‘howdy’ was a question; a shortened form of “how do you do?” and still to this day, to some that’s an open invitation for a dialog. Hell, we could use a little more face to face time with our fellow humans these days, especially out on the trails, where like-minded souls flee to in an attempt to escape the day to day grind of city livin’. So do like Howdy Coyote and make sure to say hello.

These Kyler Martz-designed t-shirts are made from American Apparel pocket t-shirts and printed by FUN Artists in Los Angeles. They’re $25 shipped to the USA and $40 shipped worldwide. Swoop up now while they’re in stock below. SORRY SOLD OUT!

May 20, 2018 1 comment
Enjoy the Weekend!

We had a rippin’ TGSCIF ride today, which we’ll tell you all about tomorrow. For now, I hope this gets you amped up for the weekend!

May 18, 2018 No comments yet
Speedvagen’s California Fit Tour

Speedvagen is super excited to travel south for another round of their official Speedvagen California Fitting Tour. While on the road, they will be sharing stories of steel bikes, stopping to surf along the way, and enjoying the California sunshine on some rides. First up is a stop in San Francisco at Taylor Stitch, June 22nd-25th.

‘Vagen will then head south and set up at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, from June 28th-30th. There will be events, bikes on display, as well as doing fittings for new Speedvagen customers at both locations. If you are in the area, stop into either location to learn everything you’d like to know about the brand, the bikes, and the people who make the wheels spin at their Portland-based shop.

Spaces are filling up fast so reach out to [email protected] to book your fitting spot.

May 16, 2018 1 comment
Bike Jerks HQ: The Tale of the Ritchey Prototype Bi-Plane Fork Crown

Bike Jerks HQ: The Tale of the Ritchey Prototype Bi-Plane Fork Crown
Words and photos by Jeff Frane

Behold, perhaps the coolest thing that has crossed my path since I inadvertently started collecting vintage bicycle stuff. One of the rarest for certain. What you’re feasting your hungry eyes upon is one of the few examples of the legendary bi-plane fork crown that Tom Ritchey produced during the heady and formative year of 1983. Now, I have no actual idea how many exist, I should probably ask Tom, but I’ll leave the actual journalism to the professionals. Or the commenters.

It never saw production, as Tom instead decided to focus on the uni-crown, but was later famously copied by Grant Peterson for his legendary MB-1. How was this acquired? Well, my good friend Jeff Schmidt purchased it directly from Tom to potentially use to build a fork for a giant size Ritchey he had previously acquired. See below for their correspondence. (more…)

May 15, 2018 7 comments
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Project Y

New from Manual for Speed and Yonder Journal is Mythical State Of, and their Project Y video, following real humans while they prepare for and race the Dirty Kanza. The full project launches May 31st. Read more at MSO.

May 21, 2018 No comments yet
Firefly Bicycles: 6Al-4Va Titanium Seat Collars

Looking for some MUSA bling for your bike? Check out these 6Al-4Va Titanium Seat Collars by Firefly. They’re made in the USA, weigh 25 grams, are available in 35mm and 31.8mm, come in brushed or blasted, and are made by Oglewatch Co exclusively for Firefly. These beautiful ti nuggets are $100, or you can add anodizing for $20 extra. Swoop up one at Firefly.

May 21, 2018 21 comments
Brief Thoughts: Ditching Bib Shorts for Good and Civic’s Merino Boxer


Civic’s merino boxers piqued my interest when they first launched.

Over the past few years, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect merino boxer short and before you cite that as ridiculous, hear me out. A few years back, during our Oregon Outback tour, I developed severe chaffing from my bib shorts during the first 20 miles of the event and was worried. I had over 350 miles to go on this challenging course and could barely walk. The worst of it was I only packed one pair of merino boxers to wear at camp. Having no other option, I ditched the bibs and put on the boxers under my shorts, along with some Neosporin and that became my kit for the day. Again, apologies for the details here. The next morning I felt great and continued to wear boxers, in lieu of bibs up until this day. Unless I’m on a road ride, on a road bike, I haven’t worn bibs in over five years. (more…)

May 21, 2018 47 comments
SOLD OUT: Get Deserted Big Byways Warm Weather Bottles

We took our Byway bottle and upped the capacity, rendered it in black, and added in our “Deserted” logo, just in time for the warmer months ahead. Pick up a PAIR for $25 plus shipping, worldwide. The first 30 orders will get a FREE Deserted vinyl logo, in desert tan.

If you ordered a Howdy Coyote tee, reply to your Paypal receipt and we’ll refund you $5 for shipping.

SORRY SOLD OUT! Side note: we’re working on a webshop, much more inventory and a drop-ship system, which hopefully will be implemented late Summer. Thanks for your patience!

May 21, 2018 4 comments
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SOLD OUT: The Radavist Howdy Coyote Pocket T

Howdy Coyote is here to remind you to be nice and say ‘howdy’ on the trail. Although, if you catch an ol’ timer out there, they might stop you for a conversation, because back in the day, ‘howdy’ was a question; a shortened form of “how do you do?” and still to this day, to some that’s an open invitation for a dialog. Hell, we could use a little more face to face time with our fellow humans these days, especially out on the trails, where like-minded souls flee to in an attempt to escape the day to day grind of city livin’. So do like Howdy Coyote and make sure to say hello.

These Kyler Martz-designed t-shirts are made from American Apparel pocket t-shirts and printed by FUN Artists in Los Angeles. They’re $25 shipped to the USA and $40 shipped worldwide. Swoop up now while they’re in stock below. SORRY SOLD OUT!

May 20, 2018 1 comment
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Enjoy the Weekend!

We had a rippin’ TGSCIF ride today, which we’ll tell you all about tomorrow. For now, I hope this gets you amped up for the weekend!

May 18, 2018 No comments yet
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Speedvagen’s California Fit Tour

Speedvagen is super excited to travel south for another round of their official Speedvagen California Fitting Tour. While on the road, they will be sharing stories of steel bikes, stopping to surf along the way, and enjoying the California sunshine on some rides. First up is a stop in San Francisco at Taylor Stitch, June 22nd-25th.

‘Vagen will then head south and set up at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, from June 28th-30th. There will be events, bikes on display, as well as doing fittings for new Speedvagen customers at both locations. If you are in the area, stop into either location to learn everything you’d like to know about the brand, the bikes, and the people who make the wheels spin at their Portland-based shop.

Spaces are filling up fast so reach out to [email protected] to book your fitting spot.

May 16, 2018 1 comment
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Bike Jerks HQ: The Tale of the Ritchey Prototype Bi-Plane Fork Crown

Bike Jerks HQ: The Tale of the Ritchey Prototype Bi-Plane Fork Crown
Words and photos by Jeff Frane

Behold, perhaps the coolest thing that has crossed my path since I inadvertently started collecting vintage bicycle stuff. One of the rarest for certain. What you’re feasting your hungry eyes upon is one of the few examples of the legendary bi-plane fork crown that Tom Ritchey produced during the heady and formative year of 1983. Now, I have no actual idea how many exist, I should probably ask Tom, but I’ll leave the actual journalism to the professionals. Or the commenters.

It never saw production, as Tom instead decided to focus on the uni-crown, but was later famously copied by Grant Peterson for his legendary MB-1. How was this acquired? Well, my good friend Jeff Schmidt purchased it directly from Tom to potentially use to build a fork for a giant size Ritchey he had previously acquired. See below for their correspondence. (more…)

May 15, 2018 7 comments
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