Bed of Roses Update #3

Posted by on Mar 8, 2021 in Bed of Roses, Bike Build, Demo Bike, News, Project Bike | No Comments

Had a good old fashioned zoom with the Bed of Roses task force, it went an hour but felt like ten minutes. We got a sneak peak at the tubing, the micro lugs, fork blades, and the BB lug junction. We discussed some of Bryan’s design philosophy and next steps for the project. Watch and […]

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, […]

Finding a Pot of Gold in the small world of the Bike Biz.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2020 in Cyclists to Know, Memories, News, Seven Cycles, Suppliers | One Comment

The total number of employees at Seven Cycles fluctuated around twenty five, but only about eight occupied the small office on the customer facing side of the business, where I sat for ten years.  Colleagues would trickle in and out, but each had a huge impact on the culture.  The open floor plan of the […]

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 […]

Another Year, Another Kanc

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in News | No Comments

The final four miles on the last ascent of the Kancamagus scenic byway, provides beautiful views.  Lily Pond’s mirrored surface sits just off the side of the road, two and a half miles from the top of the pass, and is important to me because it represents one of my many check points along the […]

Modern Road Bike – The Modern Road Cyclist

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in News, The Modern Road Bike | No Comments

Who is the modern cyclist?  Perhaps you are a friend who rides with us on a typical Sunday morning.  For our group, the route varies week to week, and thanks to Augie’s uncanny ability to judge the vibe, is often determined while we group up.  Rides range from 30 to 75 miles, and meander from the coast to […]

True to Brew IV: OEC & Black Hog

The first ride that embodied my vision of what I wanted the True to Brew Series to be, was the OEC & Black Hog route.  I had help planning of course, one night I sat down with Kristin and Taylor to scheme.  Taylor is a human database of off-road networks, and down for any bike […]