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Sneak Peek: Sinister Gruitr

November 11, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

  While researching my Rider Profile of Frank “The Welder” Wadelton, I learned that Sinister Bikes has been working on a new 4.5-5.5 inch, single-pivot frame named Gruitr. Sinister says they expect to start receiving

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The 6000 Calorie-a-Day Couch Potato

November 10, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Lucas Brunelle is best known for his videos of high-speed urban riding in heavy traffic, especially this video of him alleycatting and skitching on a Mexican Interstate. (Those cops he’s passing? They’re after him.) I’ve

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The Broken Record, Side Three: Bike Polo!

November 9, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

I was ranting yesterday about the MSM’s fascination with the whole biking & erectile dysfunction story. (I’m still convinced it’s merely cub reporters who have struck upon a reliable and defensible way to write the

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Spotlight on Portland

November 9, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Click here to read the New York Times online article: “In Portland, Cultivating a Culture of Two Wheels”. Check out this NYT video on the Portland’s bike scene and the business side of biking. ——————–

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Thursday Nights in the Wiss

November 8, 2007 Jeff Lockwood 0

Many years ago, a bunch of us used to gather and ride at night in Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia. We’d ride and then head for beers at a local watering hole. It was great, but

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Riding Soft, Thinking Rigid

November 8, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Ladies, if you spend any time riding with men, you basically know that we’re all a bunch of lecherous jerks with three thinks on our minds: bikes, beer, and… you know. So consider the following

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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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Under Test: Trek Fuel EX9

November 5, 2007 Karl Rosengarth 0
With a tip of the helmet (and any required apologies) to The Godfather, may he rest in peace:

Come here sister
Papa’s in the swing
He ain’t too hip now
but I can dig that new breed bike;
He ain’t no drag
He’s got a brand new bag

Please allow me to introduce my current test bike, a brand-spanking-new 2008 Trek Fuel Ex9.

Trek Fuel EX9

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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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Milwaukee Bike Maps

November 2, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Another post on the subject of bike maps? Well, as my two milk-crates full of accumulated maps will attest, I’m a bit of a map junkie. So, humor me. This time it’s the City of

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The Pleasant Revolution

October 31, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Here’s a bit of news, fresh from the Xtracycle Blog: Xtracycle Co-founder Kipchoge Spencer is stepping down from his role as Xtracycle president, to follow his long-time dream of taking the show on the road.

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18th Annual Punk Bike Enduro

October 30, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

What’s it all about? Read Maurice’s “How To.” When/Where is it? Check the Dirt Rag Forum Thread. What’s it look like? Visit Dirt Rag’s gallery or pghjohn’s smugmug albums from 2006, 2005, 2004. What are

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New Pittsburgh Bike Commuter Map

October 28, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The general consensus at DRHQ is that Pittsburgh is a great town for the bicycle minded. However, our beloved burgh is hilly, and those pesky three rivers preclude the typical urban grid street pattern—and that

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5,000 Bikes for Zambia

October 24, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

We received the following email from Quality Bicycle Products, a company that distributes bicycles and parts to bike shops. While portions of the email are aimed at QBP’s bike-shop customers, much of the message is