Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Lots of people seem to have a thing for Merckx. I've never really understood this but then again I've never owned one either.
Anyhow, Miglos' nice and probably somewhat rare aluminum Merckx Pista from late 1990s (~ish, maybe?) is now available, preferably to be traded towards a nice NJS-frameset.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
via LFGSS News:
"You may have read this week about how John Griffin, the owner of Addison Lee, started the week off by instructing his drivers to ignore road laws by driving in the bus lane. As if that wasn't enough of a risk to cyclists by encouraging all minicabs to encroach on one of the few spaces in which cyclists feel safe, he ended the week by denying cyclists the right to wobble, claiming SMIDSY ("Sorry mate, I didn't see you!") is a defence once you've hit a cyclist and then rolled out the tired line about cyclists not paying road tax.
The Times have a great article pulling apart the latter statement, but the fact remains that John Griffin and Addison Lee are greatly increasing the risk to cyclists by ignoring road laws and denying their part in being responsible road users.
John Griffin has been trying to deflect the outrage to his statements back onto cyclists, calling for cyclists to take training and "pay up", rather than looking at his own actions which is the issue at hand.
LFGSS call upon all cyclists to:
- Boycott Addison Lee immediately.
- To petition their employers to close any accounts with Addison Lee.
The latter is to ensure companies are not complicit in encouraging Addison Lee drivers to flaunt road laws and increase the risk to cyclists and other road users. Many companies have compliance and ethics positions that should allow you as an employee to have Addison Lee taken off the books because of their disregard for laws and the safety of others.
This boycott should run until such a time that John Griffin makes a statement, on behalf of Addison Lee, in which he commits Addison Lee to fully respect all road laws and other road users.
Such a position will obviously immediately reverse the instruction to enter bus lanes that he gave to his drivers.
In addition to the boycott you may also wish to:
- Sign the #10 petition calling for their PHV Licence to be revoked.
- Let Addison Lee know how you feel by rating their apps 1 out of 5 and leaving feedback for their apps telling them why: iPhone, Android, Windows Phone.
And on Monday there is a demonstration happening outside Addison Lee offices at 6pm."
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
So, now Macaframa is doing videos with guys mashing around urban areas on road bikes? Nice, but somehow I don't quite get this. Are they like "So over those fixie skidder-bieks now, bro!"
Right, here's the article explaining the video (for me):
Ever wondered how to fit a BSA BB into a ITA BB shell? Someone decided to use Plastic Padding Liquid Metal or some other similar stuff and apparently actually made it work. Experimental bike DIY fo'sho but I wouldn't recommend this.
Pic stolen from Lumikko.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Palestinian and international cyclists were brutally attacked by the Israeli occupation forces on Saturday as they attempted to bike up Route 90, the main North-South highway running through the Jordan Valley. The cyclists were demonstrating against Israeli apartheid policies in the Jordan Valley, which limit Palestinian access to roadways as part of an ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Bedouin communities of the Valley."
For more information visit International Solidarity Movement at:
Via Urban Velo
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
"Yksivaihdesynttäreiden viralliset epäviralliset varjobileet Oulussa 19.-20.5.2012
Ajoista, paikoista ja muutoksista tiedotetaan täällä, mutta ohjelma toistaiseksi:
19.5.2011 Ällärit / Goldsprints / Sauna
20.5.2011 Poolot / Letka / Piknik
Facebookissa lisää. "
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Many things in Greece might be pretty f**ked up right now but the 48x17 Cycles shop has some über-rare and super hot goodies available at the moment:
A NOS Rossin Pista frameset in size 55cm and two used Look Piste aluminum framesets, sizes 55 and 57 available.
I don't know whether they're willing to ship abroad but asking costs nothing, right?
OT fo'sho but whatever.
Message to all my French friends out there: despite the fact that he rides a bike and dresses in all black while at it, do NOT vote for a guy who goes road cycling on a modern bike with clips and straps. Ok?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
n187 posted his fixed BMX on the comments section of one of my old posts about similar project.
He says: "The bicycle is absolutly insane to ride. Very uncomfortable, but attractive." and I believe him.