All posts tagged Lovely Bicycle

  • Lovely Bicycle in VT

    I’ve always been a fan the Lovely Bicycle blog and am especially keen on her photos. This past weekend was the Fall Classic, a wonderful 200k jaunt through Vermont with some amazing foliage. I couldn’t make the ride as I was still making my way home from a large gathering, held at the owner of a globally-recognized snowboard company’s home here in VT (hint: notrub spelled backwards). I heard there was an underground tunnel, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity (and indeed there was). But it looked like everyone had a blast! I love this shot of Norris cheesin’ – see all the photos from the Fall Classic here.  She also made a visit to The Old Spokes Home while in town, an amazing shop here in Burlington of where I was formerly employed.

    -B

  • Seven Cycles: Belt-Driven Cafe Racer

    seven cycles belt drive

    seven cycles belt drive commuter

    As belt driven bicycles and the technology behind them continues to evolve, you’ll start seeing a wider range or manufactures/builders begin to apply the tech to their bikes. Lovely Bicycle recently put together a great post on the Seven Cycles titanium belt drive commuter / cafe racer and it’s definitely worth reading.

    I’ve been wanting to test out the Gates Carbon Drive myself one of these days but haven’t found the opportunity (or a good enough excuse for a new bike). That brings me to my next thought…

    If you’re from the Burlington, Vermont area and need a solid winter bike / commuter on the cheap – I got ya. Currently have a ’88 Mongoose ATB (4130 cromoly – hand built in Japan) w/ full Deore, 21 speeds, all the rack mounts you could ever wish for. I need to purge a bit in regards to my cycling gear and this guys gotta go – the perfect lock-up bike!

    I hope everyone had a great weekend/holiday/Christmas and that you have a safe and enjoyable last week of 2011.Thanks so much for your continued readership and helping keep Culture Cycles alive (our second birthday is coming up in just 5 more days).

    -B

     

  • Lovely Bicycle: Dirt Road Riding

    Dirt Road Cycling

    I’m about to be doing a whole ‘lotta dirt road riding. I saw this photo on Lovely Bicycle‘s photo album on Flickr and it got me thinking about where I’ll be riding my newly build Soma Double Cross later today (I‘ll share some photos soon). Read about the Lovely folk’s recent dirt journey here.

    -B