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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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Bike Industry News

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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Bike Industry News

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

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Brain Fart: Out There in the Woods

October 20, 2007 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Sometimes it seems as if everything that could possibly go wrong happens all at once. I know you all know what I mean. Here’s a hypothetical but representational situation: that dude/chick you’ve been seeing/living with

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Out Through The Inbox

October 12, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

SSCXWCThe kids have been busy in the Beaver State. On the weekend of November 10-11th, the Portland Single Speed Collective (PSSC) will play host to SSCXWC— an event that’s billed as the Official UnOfficial World

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Seven Springs brings…

October 7, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

…pain. There is pleasure in pain, right? I must be a masochist at heart because bringing pain to myself seems to be my style. Anyone who is willing to ride their bicycle for 24 hours

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Interbike Musings

October 6, 2007 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Dirt Rag Blog Take One. Vegas Baby. And Interbike. When I first started working at Dirt Rag back in June, the whispering of the plans for Interbike 2007 was just beginning. I had naively assumed

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Brain Fart: Confession of an Addict

October 6, 2007 Justin Steiner 0

    Addiction is a strong word, so now that I have your attention, I’ll change my wording from addict to fanatic. What is it that I’m so hung up on? Rearview mirrors! I must

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Post Interbike Thoughts

October 2, 2007 Jeff Lockwood 0

I’ve been going to Interbike for ten years now. I’ve seen a lot of different stuff, and met many cool people over the years. Yet, a few years ago I started to become kind of