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    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    I wasn't sure where to post this, so I started a new topic. I'm always coming across links to various bike sites/blogs so I thought posting them here might not be a bad idea.

    I saw this on the Velo Orange blog and thought some people might find it useful: http://epicureancyclist.blogspot.com/2009/03/fancy-water-bottle-holders.html

    I hate the rattling from a metal water bottle and this looks like a good solution.

    Here are some other bike-related links I like:

    http://londoncyclechic.blogspot.com/
    http://www.jitensha.com/eng/e_index.html

    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/
    http://bikeportland.org/


    Anyone else have a favorite site/blog to share?
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    Ooops, this one didn't come through:
    http://www.cyclesgrandbois.com/
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    that Cyclesgrandbois is very similar to the bike im getting custom made right now.

    soon perhaps we'll get out favorite links and post them on the left column.
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    >>that Cyclesgrandbois is very similar to the bike im getting custom made right now.


    Lucky!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    Anthony's custom frame probably getting painted right now. maybe i can talk him into doing a step by step process here with photos as it gets built up.
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    That would be great, I'd love to see it.
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009 edited
     
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     

    I saw this on the Velo Orange blog and thought some people might find it useful: http://epicureancyclist.blogspot.com/2009/03/fancy-water-bottle-holders.html


    I hate the rattling that my own bottle makes on my cage. So this is a great solution! I'll try to work on this this week.

    I love Tom Vanderbilt's blog on traffic, it's mainly about traffic: bicycles, cars, etc. I love it because I like to read about the psychology behind people's actions vs. perceptions.

    I recently began reading bike skirt and enjoy the authors' pov.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    hey Tawnya, if i hand you some VO bottle cages could you give them that leather treatment?
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      CommentAuthortawnya
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    Velo Cult:hey Tawnya, if i hand you some VO bottle cages could you give them that leather treatment?


    I'm missing some hole punching tools, but it's simple enough. And could be vinyl for you veg* kids.
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    here's a link of links: http://www.velo-retro.com/links.html

    Is it weird that I can look at bike stuff all day???
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    Sky - are you referring to your Wanta frame - are you having it built up in a randonneuse style?
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2009
     
    Protorio:Sky - are you referring to your Wanta frame - are you having it built up in a randonneuse style?


    it's going to be a full loaded touring bike/portage bike/Randonneur/folder. it's a lot but i think we can make it happen!!
    • CommentAuthorthom
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2009
     
    Ho-ly Crap, I have so many links! Here's a few I especially like. See my blog for a bazillion more.

    Yehuda Moon (we all know about him, right?)

    My friend Yanek in Israel does a kickass blog on bikes he finds around Tel Aviv:

    A very cool blog on custom and vintage bikes out of Australia:

    Another interwebs friend, RB from Great Britain, writes A Balanced View.

    And, finally, Bakfeits en Meer: Utility Cycling News and Opinion from Amsterdam
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2009
     
    I just found a bicycle themed comic strip
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2009
     
    • CommentAuthorthom
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2009
     
    I just found this one. Be warned, there is some serious bike carnage at the other end of this link:

    Busted Carbon

    Steel is real, baby! Carbon is...uh...flarbon?...garbon?...uh...crap?
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2009 edited
     
    <a href="http://www.death-pedal.com">Cool SD based video.. probably not everyone's cup of tea....</a>
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2009
     
    we'll be putting on the Death Pedal movie premier. at the April 5th party here at the shop we'll be playing a teaser for the film.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2009
     
    <blockquote><cite> Velo Cult:</cite>we'll be putting on the Death Pedal movie premier. at the April 5th party here at the shop we'll be playing a teaser for the film.</blockquote>

    VC is always on the leading edge of this stuff, you guys are like the center of the real word cycling world in SDL.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2009
     
    thanks. i'll tell you what, all this promoting is a lot of work. Anthony and myself pretty much only work on promotions, party's and anything and everything bike culture related.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2009 edited
     
    I liked this bike tire commercial that Nikolai sent me - craftsmanslike made; very fluid and dreamy:



    The video is hi-def, so make sure to let the video load before you attempt to watch it (unless you have an Internet connection that is much faster than mine) - otherwise, it's gonna be choppy and laggy.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2009
     
    <blockquote><cite> Velo Cult:</cite>thanks. i'll tell you what, all this promoting is a lot of work. Anthony and myself pretty much only work on promotions, party's and anything and everything bike culture related.</blockquote>

    I can only imagine how much work it is. Speaking of, I need to stop by and get some new buisness cards. Handed all mine out. Of course, I've been avoiding VC for a few weeks.. but now that it's pay day...
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2009
     
    I'm in love with SD's potential of Cycling Culture, and more over; the diversity we have amongst us:

    www.iheartmybeard.wordpress.com

    www.bicyclingsd.blogspot.com

    www.oldbikeblog.blogspot.com

    These sites, I dig 'em for being original, and San Diego, all at once.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2009 edited
     
    once our new site launches Beards blog will be updated a few times a day. it's been a little slow lately with all the event planning we've been doing but i just hired a new person to start helping Beard and myself so we have more time to do stuff like that.

    William, we just got a whole bunch of new cards made up for the show so we have plenty to share with you again. oh, and anyone who leaves us a 5 star Yelp.com review from here forward gets a 10% discount on labor or parts on one visit.
    • CommentAuthorthom
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2009 edited
     
    This is THE greatest thing I've ever seen. At least today.

    Greatest YouTube video EVER!
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2009
     
    Those big-wheel cycles around 3:13 - 3:17 totally rock! So does the rowing cycle towards the end. And a lot of else in that video - thanks for posting!
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      CommentAuthorseabass
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009 edited
     
    Recent article from the "San Diego News Network" about staying fashionable while commuting to work. They mention the Yakkay helmet that was mentioned in a separate thread.

    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2009-03-31/lifestyle/from-bike-to-boardroom
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2009
     
    that design your bike thing is real similar to what our new web site will have. you basically put your bike together and hit the shopping cart button and all the parts you chose will end up in the checkout. it's taking a long time and a lot of cash to make but i think it's pretty cool that you can see how your bike will look in the end (or close to it).
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      CommentAuthorseabass
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2009
     
    My brother in NYC just bought a bike through IRO. They have kind of a nifty 'build-your-own' webpage:
    http://www.irocycle.com
    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2009
     
    Here' s a recent article I just wheeled my mouse across about how commuting is popping up in the fashion industry.
    Thanks copenhagencyclechic!
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    I cant get links to work..
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2009
     
    for all you Twitter users, be sure to start following Velo Cult

    www.twitter.com/velocult
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
     
    A blog friend told me about cafe mama. Her post, life with kids, without a car is a good starting point.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
     
    sso:A blog friend told me about cafe mama. Her post, life with kids, without a car is a good starting point.


    thats pretty cool.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
     
    <a href="http://www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2009/04/bicyclists_need_to_stay_on_sidewalk"> Wow, this guy.. not the sharpest one in his trade.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009 edited
     
    William:Wow, this guy.. not the sharpest one in his trade.


    I had to read that article not once, but twice, to make sure the author was not just being sarcastic (I am still not absolutely sure!): If not sarcastic, I am pretty sure he is just being an Internet troll. Having left the make, model and color of his SUV, his place of work, and email address, I pretty sure he will receive plenty of the well-intended (but ill-advised) attention all trolls crave.
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      CommentAuthoril Pirati
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
     
    ^did you look at all the comments? I'm pretty sure he's been straightened out. But seriously, there are people who think just like him driving their 3000 lb hunks of steel at 40mph inches away from me on a daily basis. Scary.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
     
    too many people think like that.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
     
    Velo Cult:too many people think like that.
    Unfortunately, too true. Practically everything he says is ignorant, stupid and self centered.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
     
    So this is not related to the thread but to this nutcase being discussed above. I'd like to start a campaign to promote bicycling and since sex sells...I thought it would be neat to have hot bodied men and women on bicycles. The preliminary slogan could be, "don't hide your hot bod inside a rusting carcass, show it off on a bicycle". If the slogan could be a limerick it would be even more memorable than my lame suggestion. This would really work in San Diego since the weather is fabulous almost every day.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
     
    A cool link: My Bike Lane. From their about page:
    How MyBikelane works:

    * You the cyclist see a car parked illegally.
    * You snap a picture, taking care to capture the license plate of the vehicle and proof that the vehicle is parked illegally.
    * You upload the photo, tell us when and where the incident occurred and the license plate info.
    * We make the site available to media, city officials, and the web to show the problem.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
     
    Jo found these links for homemade messenger bags in recycled materials - here's what she sent me:

    These are cool--something for Tanya?

    http://eeio.blogspot.com/2004/12/recycled-banner-golden-mean-messenger.html
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009 edited
     
    <blockquote><cite> sso:</cite>A cool link: <a href="http://www.mybikelane.com/">My Bike Lane</a>. From their about page: <em>How MyBikelane works: * You the cyclist see a car parked illegally. * You snap a picture, taking care to capture the license plate of the vehicle and proof that the vehicle is parked illegally. * You upload the photo, tell us when and where the incident occurred and the license plate info. * We make the site available to media, city officials, and the web to show the problem.</em></blockquote> That's what <a href="http://www.iparkedinabikelane.org/blog.php">this site</a> was supposed to be.. but it faded off. I wanted to start one in San Diego and EVEN put some pictures up on my blog. In case you didn't know, 13 March was officially <a href="http://sdcyclist.blogspot.com/2009/03/13-march-is-national-block-bike-lane.html">park in a bike lane</a> day.
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
     
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      CommentAuthortawnya
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
     
    Njord Noatun:Jo found these links for homemade messenger bags in recycled materials - here's what she sent me:

    These are cool--something for Tanya?

    http://eeio.blogspot.com/2004/12/recycled-banner-golden-mean-messenger.html


    Those are neat! Thank Jo For me.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2009