Total Gratification – Bed of Roses Update #2

Posted by on Jan 5, 2021 in Bed of Roses, Bike Build, Hot Topics, News, Project Bike | One Comment

One way I might be accused of showing my age is my nostalgia for delayed gratification.  Remember when you had to collect a certain amount of UPC symbols to either receive or be allowed to pay for the Emperor Star Wars action figure?  You couldn’t just head over to the local Child World or Toy […]

Project – Bed of Roses Update #1

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Bike Build, Hot Topics, Local Favorites, News | One Comment

We’re plodding along, and have made a few big decisions on the project already, even in its infancy: Tubeset – Ordered!  Using both Jan Heine and Bryan Hollingsworth’s wisdom, we opted for oversized, thin wall tubing and a 1” steerer.  These are butted steel Kaisei tubes with a wall thickness of .7/.4/.7 , which should […]

Project Bike

A hundred years ago, when there were no more hand-me-down bikes to give me, I was gifted a dream bike, the Trek 1000.  Black with blue outlined red decals, all the best colors, nothing more. There has never been a faster bike.  Equipped with Suntour Edge components and Trek’s own Matrix hard anodized grey rims, […]

A Tale of Two All City Super Professionals

When All-City Cycles released the Super Professional a few months ago, the shop was aflutter with chatter.  “What dis?” we said.   The ad copy was luscious, it read: ELEGANT SUPER COMMUTER Informed by our famed cross geometry to be fast, responsive, agile, and capable on mixed terrain, the Super Professional is a full-on everyday destroyer loaded […]

Tire Changing Season

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

Over the past month and a half, we have bike packed out to Lake Waramaug via my favorite roads, hard packed dirt you can set sail on, but soft enough for a quiet, cushy ride.  Along the way we found loose sand on the Bridal Trail, and the technical single track of West Rock.  Not […]

The Modern Road Bike Continued

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

This is part two of my ramblings on what defines the “modern road bike.”  These are merely my opinions, and I am interested to hear yours as well.  I am working on the definition of a modern road bike because I am working on our next demo bike, which I hope will embody the idea of the modern road bike. Another […]

The Modern Road Bike

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

We met up with some friends who ride with the Pequot Cyclists of eastern Connecticut on the front lawn of Fox Farm Brewery midway through a True to Brew.  We were firmly in their neck of the woods, which is to say on roads without traffic that require frequent out of the saddle efforts before being […]

NAHBS – 2018

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

I overheard someone refer to the annual North American Handmade Bike Show as the “World Series of Bike Shows,” and I thought that sounded pretty appropriate.  My first trip to NAHBS was in 2010 when I worked the Seven Cycles booth in Richmond, Virginia.  That show opened my eyes to a whole new world of […]

#evergreening

Inspiration for your next ride is as simple as punching #evergreening into an Instagram search.  If you are like me, you’ll find yourself awestruck at the imagery people have recorded while they are off on their boundaryless bicycle pursuits. “Boundaryless,” I saw that description on the Seven Cycles website and it stuck with me.  Last […]

The Fuss.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

“What is all the fuss about?”  Seems to be a question that gets asked more frequently than ever in the cycling industry.  When the question is presented to us, it is usually preceded by one of the following: Disc brakes on road bikes.  What is all of the fuss about? Gravel grinding.  What is all […]