Photo Shoot

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in News, Photography, Seven Cycles | No Comments

Occasionally a bike comes together so well that people can’t help but take notice.  The angles look just right.  The tubes are neither too long nor too short.  The colors work together in perfect harmony.  Jackie’s Cafe Racer S was just such a bike, I knew it when it was finished, but Seven Cycles also […]

Cyclists to Know: @bobbinnsprocket

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Cyclists to Know, News, Reasons to Ride | One Comment

The discovery feature of Instagram has introduced me to inspiring people, brands, and endless cycling culture.  A few months ago I clicked on an image of a small bike on a pleasing dirt path because I wanted to be there on my bike.  The trail turned out to be in Connecticut, as did the poster, […]

Birthday Bike

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Bike Build, News | No Comments

Fat white-walls, swept back bars, and massive sprung saddles provided all the luxury of a 70’s Cadillac as they rode down 1st avenue and gazed at the waves crashing on the beach.  The bikes were rentals, used and abused, poorly fitting and absolutely perfect for the flat, slow roads of the Jersey Shore.  They’d been […]


Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Bike Build, News | No Comments

With a few days to go before Christmas, the final components for Ben’s Cafe Racer S had arrived.  I wrote about his bike before, but in a nutshell it’s the ultimate family bike.  Designed for heavy kid and toddler use his bike will be subjected to trailers, kid seats, rack and panniers, picnics, play-scapes, accidental […]

Winter is Here: Take Advantage!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Bike Build, News | No Comments

Sunlight poured through our windows this morning and, from where I sat, looked like every other glorious “winter” day we have had thus far.  But, stepping outside, it was clear today was different.  In fact, with each passing hour, the temperatures actually went down all morning and well into the afternoon.  Actual winter, quite possibly, […]

Bike Repair in Wallingford, Delivered to your Door

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Jeff’s usual ride is a ten mile loop around town, one he has completed so many times that you might expect to see a 28mm wide depression in the shoulder of the road.  He bought a flat bar Jamis Coda Comp seven years ago, and hasn’t changed a thing on it.  His position is upright […]

Rapha’s Festive 500

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Rapha’s Festive 500 starts up, as it has since 2010, on Christmas Eve day.  The challenge, to ride 500 km between (betwixt?) December 24th and New Years Eve, is as much a challenge of time management as it is braving the elements.  That translates to 311 miles, an average of about 39 miles a day. […]

The Build Party

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Bike Build, News | One Comment

Like any good party, music helps set the tone.  So before organizing the components or even hanging the frame in the stand, I spent a few minutes thumbing through the LP collection looking for a record that will start the build off on the right foot. Sometimes the build calls for a certain a genre, […]

From Watertown with Love

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Bike Build, Memories, News | No Comments

To this day I don’t know why they took me under their wings, but I was grateful for the opportunity.  The shop owner, and the two mechanics showed me the ropes, one component at a time, each imparting their wisdom on a sixth grader who loved bikes but had no prior skills.  I doubt they […]

His and Hers

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Bike Build, News | One Comment

Two bikes, “his and hers” so to speak, are underway at True Cyclery, and the anticipation is building as parts begin to arrive.  I’m looking forward to building them up in time for the holidays, but much of the fun of this project was the brainstorming prior to the build.  Unlike our usual road or […]