Posted by will
January 27th, 2011 - 12:20 PM
DIY Gold
Forget you, with your silly expensive bamboo or pounded copper full fenders. No spray stripe up his back, many healthy meals eaten, and only $1.99 spent.

Posted by will
October 3rd, 2010 - 11:34 AM
My new favorite store I've never been to.
The Reuseum: From ammo cans to lab enclosures, rifle scopes to oscilloscopes, they have got it. "We have an eccentric inventory and we fully intend to keep it that way. But among our normal input of inventory sometimes you get handed some things that can only make you scratch your head and say, “How can I make this useful?” and sometimes that is a difficult question to answer... When I come across voting booths that have been surplussed in favor of new electronic machines, I knew that we had something very cool indeed to do with them..."
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Posted by will
May 20th, 2010 - 01:50 PM
Sprocket Man
So I was surfing the Consumer Products Safety Commission website (oh come on, admit it, you do it too) when I came across this publication, "Sprocket Man," a comic book offering bicycle safety tips. It rocks. We have copies at the store to give away, or just download it. Sprocket Man, you're my hero.
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Posted by will
May 3rd, 2010 - 10:47 AM
Oh, for the want of a lawn...

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Posted by will
April 17th, 2010 - 05:48 PM
Handbuilt Bikes, Museum Setting.
I'm looking forward to this show, Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle May 13 - August 15, 2010, at the Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle. I'm guessing no test rides though.
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Posted by will
April 15th, 2010 - 12:47 PM
My new favortite Republican!
Just in case you don't click through, I'll quote:

Today, I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.

We are integrating the needs of bicyclists in federally-funded road projects. We are discouraging transportation investments that negatively affect cyclists and pedestrians. And we are encouraging investments that go beyond the minimum requirements and provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

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Posted by will
April 6th, 2010 - 08:42 PM
We hear you brother!

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Posted by will
March 27th, 2010 - 05:32 PM
Frames as Robinson Crusoe would have built
Frickin' crazy right? I heard about them on Living on Earth, but it kinda rolled past me. Then two have rolled into the shop recently. Rather than fitting the bamboo into lugs the frames are lashed together with linen. Bamboo Bike Studio will teach you how to build one in a weekend. Yup, I'm on the wait list too.
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Posted by will
March 13th, 2010 - 12:14 PM
Handmade Bike Show Rookie of the Year
Big ole congrats to former NYCBikes employee Aaron Dykstra for winning Rookie of the Year at the NAHBS.
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Posted by will
January 23rd, 2010 - 04:53 PM
If we make 'em here, they'll make it anywhere
CrossSpeed in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
This one is from Bob VonMoss (thank you sir), we'd love to see your NYCBikes in far flung places. Drop us a picture.

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