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Brain Fart: SLX Group Test Bike Build

December 20, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

The Santa Cruz Heckler frame, previously seen in a different configuration here and here, is being reborn as the test bed for some new products: Shimano SLX group—replaces LX and Hone, aimed at the trail

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Dirt Rag-Ray’s Photo Contest Winners.

November 19, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

After tallying the votes cast by the riders at Ray’s season opening weekend, 3 winners were selected by their peers. First Place: Matt Peloquin won with this photo of his wife, Tamara Peloquin: Second place

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Brain Fart: Self supported road racing?

July 19, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

Anybody else see any road racing coverage lately, particularly the Tour de France? Anybody else blown away by the amount of motorized vehicles that accompanies the peloton?  That’s not even all of it. There are

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Crush the Commonwealth Part 1

June 14, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

For three years running now I’ve been putting on and riding in a little event called Crush the Commonwealth. Pretty simple concept; start in Philadelphia (odd years) or Pittsburgh(even) and ride your bike to the

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Another 650B update

April 5, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

The news on 650B continues to roll in. New tires, rims, wheels and bikes have all been announced. In our own news: The 650B Heckler (code name: Beckler) is built and rolling, and things are

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Brain Fart: smorgasbord

February 29, 2008 Eric McKeegan 0

I remembered I needed to post on the blog today as the in-house schedule has rotated back to me. Most times my rides to and from work are full of interesting thoughts (at least to

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Brain Fart: Dear Santa

December 23, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

It being Christmas time and all, I thought Santa might want some ideas for me: 1-New off road drop bars. I’ve tried everything on the market and I’m still not happy. I know a certain

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BIG DUMMY-in da house

December 6, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

After years designing, testing, riding, redesigning, retesting, reriding Surly is just about ready to release their cargo bike, the Big Dummy. It is based around the XtracycleSport Utility Bicycle concept. We’ve had a pre-production sample

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650B-Update

November 7, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

I mentioned my interest in 650B wheels a few weeks ago in a Brain Fart. I’ve been slowly putting together the needed parts. So far Kirk Pacenti has come through with a set of Neo-Moto

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Riding with Kids Update

November 4, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

After going to press with “Riding with Kids” in issue 130 our trip to Interbike shed some light on the running/no pedal bike market in the US. Kool-Stop imports the wooden Like-A-Bike from Germany. Specialized

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Fixed, and geared?

July 5, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

I was paging through one of the many cycling publications we get here at Dirt Rag HQ. It could be someone’s full time job to go through all of them, as we not only get