Monthly Archives: October 2010

Grand Bois 650B x 36 mm tires

We recently received prototypes of the new Grand Bois “Lierre” (Ivy) 650B x 36 mm tires. A few readers already spied them at the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show, mounted on the bike displayed at the Bicycle Quarterly stand. When 650B … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Mountains

Autumn is a melancholy time. In Seattle, it is hardly noticeable, as the weather gradually gets cooler and wetter. But in the Cascade Mountains, the change of the seasons is swift and spectacular: Cold nights turn deciduous foliage into bright … Continue reading

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Science and Bicycles 1: Tires and Pressure

Most cyclists are interested in improving their bike’s performance, because rolling along at considerable speed while expending relatively little effort is one of the great appeals of cycling. Before you can improve your bike’s performance, you need to know what … Continue reading

Posted in Testing and Tech, Tires | 8 Comments

Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

The Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show was a celebration of finely crafted bicycles. With natural overhead light in a former industrial building, the bicycles were displayed well. Tony Pereira (above) showed a replica of his Oregon Manifest-winning commuter machine with its … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Handlebar 911

Emergency Roadside Repair in 3 Easy Steps Materials required: • wooden stick • steel strap • big rock • 5 mm Allen wrench (optional) Time required: 25 minutes. On a spring-time ride in the Cascades, we took a side road … Continue reading

Posted in Handlebars, Our Bikes | 5 Comments