Archive for the ‘Randoms’ Category

A Trusted Friend – My Selle Italia Saddle

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Every cyclist has something that sticks with them for a long time. It might be an article of clothing, a custom frame or a specific component. For myself, it’s a Selle Italia saddle I found in a junk bin that was tucked behind a stack of repair tags.

Back in 2004, I was in the middle of building my first monster-cross bike. The project had all sorts of wrong written all over it — I had converted a ’96 Trek 6500 frame to accommodate 700c wheels by using a Karate Monkey fork and Paul Moto Lite BMX brakes. I just needed a saddle to complete it. After rummaging around for a bit, I came across a bin that contained three or four saddles. One of them has become my long-trusted friend for all long distance endeavours. (more…)

A Mechanic’s Best Friend

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Ever wonder what everyday mechanics can’t live without in their tool box? We went around and took a look at what a few of our employees had to say.  (more…)

9 Tips for Photography While You Ride

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Cycling is a great activity to take a camera along on.

Everyone loves photos. They tell a story, let our imaginations run or give us a glimpse into places and things we don’t get to experience for ourselves. Consider this: We love photos so much, Facebook recently spent roughly $1 billion to purchase Instagram. Photos are an incredible way to capture and share the joys of riding.

Below is a list of nine tips that can help you create better photographs on your ride. They are not surefire steps to make your photo to go viral — instead, they’re simple tips to help you achieve consistent results and better enjoy the experience of taking photos. DISCLAIMER: Please keep in mind that photography is artsy, fun, expressive and enjoyable. There is no right or correct answer. It’s all about personal preference. As such, these tips are generally accepted as a good foundation to core photography knowledge. However, going against tradition can also create successful work, as history has shown. So read up, enjoy and give it a go. (more…)

Random Bits and Cateye Accessories – Interbike 2011

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

We arrived at Interbike this season with a huge list of meetings set up, and a long list of products and companies to cover. What we didn’t expect was the weather. Cloudy skies and rainy weather in a usually sunny Las Vegas. Even more reason for us to spend some time in the convention hall bringing you some new goodies.

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Now that’s a sports car!

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

It’s not often that we are astounded by a pedal creation. But, this one was just to good to keep to ourselves. Pulling up to the beach where we camped on the coast of Washington we found this little gem. 0 to 60 only on a downhill. And the sound system is premium!

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