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Ringing a new bell with Spurcycle.com

Last year San Francisco based company spurcycle.com got all creative with hand grips and made interchangeable mix and match color rings called: GripRings.

This year, they’ve set out to make the perfect bicycle bell, handcrafted with precision in the USA.

They are looking for crowd source funding on their kickstarter page.

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Custom design helmets-Belle Helmets, new and improved

Danielle Baskin, creator of bellehelmets.com has been hand painting designs on bike helmets for several years now. I was one of her early test subjects, which she gave me on a sweet Bern. (photo by: Keiko Niwa )

She generally opts for the more skater style of helmet for more surface area, but this [...]

Boombotix and Timbuk2 Sack Up Sweepstakes

Here is a contest from two of my favorite product makers, both stationed in the Bay Area… Boombotix ultraportable speakers and Timbuk2 bags.

From Boombotix:

Timbuk2 an Boombotix have teamed up to offer you the ultimate adventure prize pack… literally. Timbuk2 is a San Francisco based company that makes some of the finest [...]

Citibiker by the numbers

Here’s a guy with an interesting challenge. @Citibiker, is trying to find the first 100 Citibikes, numbered accordingly on the side in white like a serial number, out of the more than 6,000 bikes in circulation in NYC.

To follow along his progress and various sites around town, visit: citibiker.tumblr.com

I’m hoping [...]

Video Friday 8/3/13

Another installment of Video Friday:

Title: Pure Fix in the City
Featuring our X-RAY, this video takes you through Washington Square Park, SoHo, and the LES in NYC. It wasn’t easy to shoot, either, as our fingers nearly broke off in the cold.

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Title: Heavy Pedal “Flying Tiger”
For the launch of their new “Flying Tiger” kit from Heavy Pedal

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Title:This is Marin
Seen on: Prolly
From Prolly:
I’ve only ridden in Marin county a handful of times and from what I can tell, I’ve only scratched the surface. Marin Bikes were developed there and here’s their new brand intro video.

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Title:San Marco: We Ride with You Trailer
Seen on: Prolly
From Prolly:
Here’s a new campaign from one of the best saddle manufacturers of all time, San Marco:
“We want to share with you the emotions, that inspired us every time we create our products. To achieve this we realized a short film and we will soon have the pleasure to show it to you in its full length.
An emotional video to tell the spirit of our brand and to show a preview of the new products. To describe the history of the company, to talk about activities and tell through images, music and words the different cycling cultures and worlds, we ride with.
We Ride with You!”


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Title:Welcome to the Hold Fast Kareem Shehab
Seen on: Prolly
From Prolly:

Kareem is now riding for Hold Fast, the makers of made in the USA components and frames. That’s a decision I can get behind. Here’s his welcoming edit to the team. Check it out as he rips with the 26″ Subverter frame.

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Title:Les Alpes – Trailer
Seen on: Prolly

Every rider is unique in his motivations. The inspiration to escape the everyday routine, find new experience, and push limits comes from deep within. Imagery in this film acts like a window into the soul of a person seeking to live at the heart of the mountains. He’s driven to explore deeper and ride farther than most people, as a personal challenge coming in August 2013.

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Hand-Built Bike Show Comes to Brooklyn-Bike Cult Show

Legendary bike mechanic Dave Perry wrote the bicycle encyclopedia bike cult back in 1995 when bicycle culture was fairly outlaw and underground. Now it’s high fashion and much more in the spot light as viable transportation.

This has also lead to a renaissance of bespoke and custom made frames and components with independent builders creating magnificent and artful creations all around North America.

Dave is teaming up with Harry Schwartzman of the Bike Jumblefor a hand built show right here in Brooklyn, to show off some of the brightest Northeast frame builders.

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The Bike Cult Show
Labor Day Weekend
August 30 & 31, 2013
Warsaw Concert Hall, 261 Driggs Ave, BROOKLYN, NY

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