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Quiver: Nemesis Project Track Bike

A few months ago I was pedaling home from the BART station when part of the bottom bracket spindle and crank abruptly separated from from my bike. One second I was just riding along, and the next I was sliding on my feet, straddling the top tube of my bike, attempting to slow my momentum […]

09.15.2013 Fixed Gear Read the full story →
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Track Bike on a Budget: Vilano Edge Review

You can get a decent BMX bike for less than $400 bucks with a full cromoly frame. Logic would say the same would hold true for a single speed or fixed gear track bike. After all, when a bike is reduced to one gear and a rigid fork, things become pretty simple, since there really […]

06.13.2013 Fixed Gear Read the full story →
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Montague Boston Folding 700c Single Speed Bike

We’ve never been big fans of folding bikes. Although they seem to work well for their intended use, they look pretty geeky, and that’s a hurdle that I personally find hard to clear. Perhaps it’s the use of 20″ wheels and the long, goofy looking steerers, but I just can’t get over it. You’d think […]

03.10.2013 Bikes Read the full story →
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I was walking around SF the other day and came across some huge jumps…

The Dew Tour was in San Francisco last weekend, and with it, throngs of teens, tweens, and groms. To hold the event, the area in front of city hall was turned into the venue complete with a skate park and the largest set of dirt jumps I’ve ever seen in the middle of a large […]

10.23.2012 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Ministry of Supply Atmos V-Neck T-Shirt

I first read about the Ministry of Supply when they were doing their Kickstarter campaign. Their main product is a performance dress shirt made using high-end fabrics, anti-microbial features and moisture wicking qualities. The dress shirts are pretty cool, but I don’t dress like that in the office. I don’t work in a suit and […]

10.05.2012 Clothing Read the full story →
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SE Racing 26″ and 29″ BMX Bikes

I see fixed gear freestyle bikes all over the place these days. Being on the fringe of that movement (I like riding BMX, and I like riding fixed gears, but I haven’t really taken the plunge into building up and riding a bike that does both) I find it interesting that FGFS bikes are beginning […]

05.31.2012 Gear Read the full story →
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Bike to Work Day: Bike Happy Hour, Oakland

Oakland is surprisingly a great town to live in as a cyclist. Although there are certainly plenty of neighborhoods one wouldn’t want to cruise through easy-breezy and carefree, (because you might get knocked out, robbed or bike-jacked) there are lots of bike friendly routes and ways to get around that don’t involve driving your car. […]

05.21.2012 Advocacy Read the full story →
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Review: All-City Captain Phil Pack

I have a weakness for gear. An addiction, really. Like Carrie Bradshaw and her shoes, I’m obsessed with hoodies and backpacks. My closet is filled to overwhelmed with both, and at this point I’ve come to consider myself a connoisseur of packs. I’m always looking for the ideal pack to match my lifestyle, or hold and organize […]

05.08.2012 Packs Read the full story →
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Red Bull Ride N’ Style

Masses of fixed gear riders from all over converged on San Francisco’s waterfront this weekend for Red Bull’s event, the Ride N’ Style. After hitting the trails in the MidPen in the am, we headed over to get our fix of free Redbull and to witness the carnage.

05.01.2012 Features Read the full story →
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Bike Check: Inga’s Kona Paddy Wagon

Sitting in traffic sucks. Of all the aspects of urban living, experiencing the slow jam on a daily basis ranks upon my least favorite. Having to commute to the north bay drove me to the purchase of my first motorcycle a few years ago, and the frowns turned upside down as the throttle twisted. However, it didn’t […]

07.08.2011 bikes-gear Read the full story →