Archive for March, 2013

  • Red Hook Crit This Weekend

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    Couldn’t be more excited for this weekend. Not only has work been absolutely insane lately, but it’s also been a few months since I’ve been to the city and I’ve been getting that itch. Later today, Hunt and I are cruising down to kick it with Josh and watch Red Hook Crit tomorrow. Who else is gonna be there? So far, I’ve seen only one racer from Burlington, VT on the lineup, so Dan Smith, make us proud! If you’d like to kick it (or just want some stickers), hit me up on Twitter at @CultureCycles or @klei_ber.

    Stoked would be an understatement.

    -B

  • Masi Gran Criterium: Franco Cortinovis

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    This beautifully restored Masi Gran Criterium was originally built in the late 70’s for Franco Cortinovis – pro rider and Italian Junior champion of ’68. It’s equipped with a full Campagnolo record group and features his name pantographed on the stem. Love it? Gotta have it? Too bad – it’s been sold. However, if you’re in the market for a classic that’s been restored to perfection, make sure to head over and browse Eroica Cicli.

    -B

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  • Surfaces: A Vermont Skateboarding Adventure


    Ian Durkin put this video together featuring a Vermont crew known as The Worble. With some help from Poler, the guys cruised all over the Green Mountain State and explored the variety of surfaces it has to offer. This is the best thing I’ve seen in a while, and it’s got me eager for summer camping trips.

    -B

  • BUG FUN!RAISER – Saturday April 13, 2013

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    The BUG, aka Bicycle Users Group is a collection of rad folks from the University of Vermont pushing for bicycle advocacy here in Burlington. They’re holding they’re 2nd annual FUN!Raiser on Saturday April 13th to help support their growing bike share program, work shop and local events. Not only will they be raffling off prizes from Bailey Works, Planet Bike, City Market, Ski Rack, GoPro, Arts Riot among many others, but there’ll be bike themed prom photos. If you ride a bike around Burlington, be sure to come out!

    Here’s the link to the Facebook Event.

    -B

  • Tall Bike BMX: Ryan Nyquist & Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla


    Ryan Nyquist and Rooftop riding tall bikes all over Woodward, including the mega ramp. Mind is blown. Give it a watch for yourself.
    -B

  • Spring Cleaning: Disassemble to Assemble


    As spring weather quickly approaches, what better way to embrace the warmer weather than to overhaul your bike? Today might be the first day of spring, but I know I won’t be busting out the Gan Well for at least a few more weeks. We just got six inches of snow over the last two nights, extending studded tire season and making for a messy commute and salty roads. Oh how I can’t wait for 70s and sun. Thanks to Michele Colucci from Italy for sending this video in…it’s getting me hyped to get my bikes ready for spring.

    -B

  • Chrome Truk Pro SPD Sneaker

    chrome truk pro

    chrome truk pro

    The good folks at Chrome have announced their latest SPD compatible sneaker known as the Truk Pro. This shoe is officially available today both online and at Chrome HUBS in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland. If you’ve been looking to try out a SPD sneaker for a while but have balked in the past, now is the time. These minimally-branded shoes are at home whether it’s on your daily commute or the pit stop for a pint on the way home. Constructed of a dual density sole and Cordura upper, these are designed to deliver comfort and durability.

    I’ll be testing out a pair myself over the next couple weeks, so stay tuned for my review on the Truk Pro. In the meantime, check out some more product shots below as well as the PR from Chrome.

    -B

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  • Colnago Super Pista Track Bike

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    I’m a strong proponent of Murphey’s Law. I mean, just over a week ago I was riding around town in a tee shirt; fully committed to spring and not looking back. Well, that was silly wasn’t it? Here we are with 3-5″ of snow on the ground again, and I’m just happy I was too lazy to pull the studs off my bike. If the weather can go wrong in Vermont, believe me, it will.

    Anyway, what better way to warm things up than a fine looking track bike? A reader from Russia sent me some photos of his latest build and I gotta say, this is one clean looking Colnago Super Pista. Check out this full build list below as well as a few more photos. Thanks Andrey.

    -B

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