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Urbanvelo 15 is out.

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Great bicycle culture magazine, Urbanvelo now has issue #15, out now.
download a copy here.

Urbanvelo is produced by Brad Quatuccio and Jeffery Guerrero, out of Pittsburgh PA, which oddly enough is the host city for the G20, September 24-25th. This just so happens to fall on Critical Mass.

Should be a riot. (remember London)
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Hey Thieves, Leave those bikes alone,

August 23rd.

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Hi, I was recommended to write to bikeblognyc in hopes of tracking down a bike of mine that was stolen. I
The bike is a Giant brand bike, “Morph” model written on the side. stolen near the bedford L train stop between Driggs and Bedford on N7th on Tues. Aug. 23 some time between 9:40 am and 12:00 (midnight). Juvenile/kids bike.
Any leads -

jills@nyu.edu

New Book from David Byrne

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I was overjoyed to receive this advanced copy of singer, visual artist, filmmaker and bicycle enthusiast David Byrne’s new book: Bicycle Diaries from Viking Penguin Publishing.

Included was this brief description,

Bicycle Diaries, is David Byrne’s celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike. David Byrne has been riding a bike as his primary means of transport since the early 80′s, at home in NY and on tour overseas. Through a behind-the-handlebars point of view, he describes why cities are physical manifestations of our deepest beliefs and unconscious thoughts, not so much as individual, but as social animals. in BICYCLE DIARIES, Bryne takes the reader on a tour across the globe (from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Istanbul to San Francisco, Manila to New York) and shares his thoughts on music, urban planning, fashion, architecture, politics, globalization and much more, all through the lens of a perceptive visitor passing through the bike level.

I intend to read this over and give an honest review of my findings. I am eager to read about David’s vast experiences involving a bicycle especially from such a prolific character who has traveled the world. Stay tuned.

The book is scheduled for release on September 21st.

David will be touring to speak about the book, kicking things off in NYC at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 7pm–Tuesday, Sept 22nd.

Thanks again for the advanced copy.

More Stolen Bikes-roundup

STOP THE MADNESS,

Here are the latest stolen bikes in NYC, (that I know about)

A friend of mine who helped out with the video production of Rumble thru da Bronx had his old skool 10 speed nabbed:
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“My Lotus Excelle was stolen from 124th and Broadway on Aug. 30 in the early afternoon. It had shitty foam grips that were stripped in the drops, cross levers, forte Kevlar tires. a red frog light up front, some no-name brand of red blinky in the back, and a newly installed (yesterday) black sunlite rear rack. The frame is tange 900 double butted cro mo. I’ve attached a couple of pictures (sadly they were the best I had). Anyone with info can reach me at rchadha5@gmail.com Thanks.

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August 27th
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Description – Silver frame (non-lugged-newer road bike (not track)), black stem, fork, and seat post. Dura Ace headset, 105 crank, black Wellgo pedals, plastic toeclips, double leather straps, celeste (aqua green) Selle San Marco seat, bull horn handlebars with a front brake, and a silver front wheel with a black rear wheel.

contact Anthony: mscrider388@yahoo.com

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August 26th
A Daily News reporter who recently wrote an article on biking in NYC had her Surly Steam roller lifted off a pole with no sign at the top. Yes they still steal bikes this way.

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Thanks Mike.
It is a Surly Steamroller…painted blue and yellow with stickers all over it…..in front of Ave A and E. 12 Street….I was working the story of the homicide of the Forbidden City bouncer Sunday afternoon….they took the bike off a pole, with the U-lock attached.
How do they do that?
Bastards.

Simone Weichselbaum
Staff Writer
NY Daily News
212-210-1966 (office)
202-320-3598 (BBerry)
SimoneW@NYDailyNews.com

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August 25th,
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Fuji Track bike
It was stolen yesterday between 11am and 9:30pm. I parked it at a public bike locking station on 12th and 6th ave as I usually park there when I use the PATH to head into Jersey for client work and/or MMA practice. When I got back that night my bike was gone with no sign of my Onguard lock and chain.

The bike is 52cm and therefore roughly 28in stand over. It is a fixed gear, and has a front hand break. I am more than willing to give a $100 reward to anyone who has information that will help me recover it.

Thanks!

OD Ntuk
646.460.0051
odntuk@gmail.com

craig’s list posting

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August 24th

DAHON-ECO BIKE

Hi Michael,
Thank you for your help for my missing Bike.

My bicycle was stolen on 8/24 Monday, I left my bike in front of my building,
Elizabeth Street with a lock at 10:30 am. I came back to there a couple hours late, my bike was gone.

DAHON-eco Holding Bicycle 20″
Color: Black
I bought it on June 2009.

contact Miki mikisawayama@yahoo.co.jp

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August 12th,
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80′s Purple Zebra Stolen Wednesday 8/12 on North 12th Street btw Bedford and Berry in Williamsburg. Has a teal Bianchi seat which should be a dead giveaway because it is set really low and cannot be adjusted as it is fused to the frame. This thing stands out for surely. It is my girlfriend’s bike and she is bummed.
Email moralfibers@gmail.com if you know what’s up.

Thanks,

Brian.

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Stolen ladies BLUE single speed bike w/ silver basket (Midtown West)

My beloved English vintage bike was stolen from Columbus Circle area – 60th Street between Broadway and Columbus, across from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It’s a single speed, blue bike with a silver basket. The seat is very distinguishable ivory and blue.

It was stolen in the past week, so if you see or find it, or notice it being sold on Craigslist, please email me!

Thanks for your help.
contact Lindsay: lbasarab@hotmail.com

BrooklynbyBike and Affinity, group rides to Kissena Track

Ok, it might be raining this weekend…but there are a number of group rides heading out to the track tomorrow, which is hosting the NY State Championships,

1st: brooklynbybike.com has one there last ride of the summer:

8/29 Ride #6: Brooklyn by Bike Rides to Kissena Park, Queens Velodrome!

Join us for one of the last Brooklyn by Bike summer rides as we head from Grand Army to the Kissena Park Velodrome in Queens! We’ll meet up under the Grand Army Arch at 10:15 am, in order to catch the 12 noon NY state track elite races. The track races should be fantastic.

Post ride we will have a #bikenyc meetup 5pm at the new beer hall Berry Park (4 Berry St Brooklyn, NY 11211). RSVP, this ride is going to be awesome!

2nd:
Affinity Cycles in Brooklyn is also having a group ride.

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eww, Obama didn’t wear a helmet…I’m telling.

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Bike-safety groups take President Obama head on after ride without helmet.
BY David Saltonstall In Oak Bluffs, Mass., and Michael Saul In New York
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Perhaps President Obama didn’t want to look uncool on his bike ride Thursday, but his decision to skip the helmet had safety experts banging their heads.

Obama, on vacation with his family in Martha’s Vineyard, joined the First Lady and his daughters yesterday for a ride in Aquinnah, a town at the western, most rural end of the island.

Read more: Here.

Country Cat, Nashville Tennessee-September 12th.

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From their myspace page:
The country cat is an alley cat race that is hosted in what better than the city of country music, Nashville. The race will be a standard checkpoint race. Registration for the race will begin at 2pm on Saturday September 12th,2009 at the Parthenon in Centennial park and the race will follow eventually. It will be $10 to enter for each participant and all proceeds will be donated toward Parkinson’s research. T-shirts and food will be provided for all. There are some serious prizes up for grabs as well, a velocity deep v wheel set and a custom messenger bag made by trash bags are just some of the prizes.

Urban Velo #15, sneak peak

Urbanvelo.org premiere urban bike culture rag, is coming out with issue #15:
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from their site:
Urban Velo #15 is at the printer, and the new issue will be available online by September 1st. Subscribe to the print edition and we’ll mail your copy as soon as they’re available. And remember, you can subscribe to the Podcast version and iTunes will download the new PDF automatically.

Article on Copenhagen, Best bike city.

Copenhagen’s ‘best city for cyclists’ goal

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Copenhagen street scene

By Maddy Savage
BBC News, Copenhagen

Rush hour in Denmark’s capital seems anything but rushed.
City workers glide through the streets – trousers tucked into their socks and briefcases slung on to the side of their bicycles.
Some even have children following on behind, wrapped in waterproofs and perching on special trailers known as cargo bikes.
The air feels fresh and there is not a traffic jam in sight.
With less than four months to go until Copenhagen hosts the United Nations climate change summit, the city has announced its vision to become the world’s best city for cyclists.
In Copenhagen, a third of people already cycle to work, school or university.
There are about 350km (217 miles) of cycle routes around the city.

read the rest of the article here.

Video Fridays-8/28/09

Last weekend the Bike Jerks out of the twin cities held a big bike weekend:
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Heres a little taste from their tricks comp.

All City Trick Comp 2009 from BikeJerks on Vimeo.

also found on johnprolly.com (of course)
This video from Seattle, Zlogblog

My Summer Shit from chris clappe on Vimeo.

*music: “Crimewave” by Crystal Castles vs Health

Doneri 6

DONERI ver.6 from kwast on Vimeo.

Found on bootlegsessions.blogspot.com
New Lockedcog.com video.

here. and there. from Kris *lockedcog* on Vimeo.

*music: “Dawn Chorus”, Boards of Canada
Queens (NYC) round up:

Flat Fix 1 from jun iwai on Vimeo.

*music “Armistice” by Phoenix

Here’s some crazy stunt not to be tried at home, only while jacked up on Red Bull

another whacky music video, with cool bikes:

Fox news digs Summer Streets:

Kind of makes you want to puke…”Encouraging more people to ride their bikes” Yeah duh, except when they dare to attempt to organize on their own at critical mass.

ITS WAR!

Find more videos like this on VeloReviews bike product reviews and gear ratings

Can’t embed this one, but NY1, did a story on Bamboo bikes in Brookyln.
link here.

As seen on Trackosaurusrex.com
Interview with Dario Pegoretti

One gear No idea from chris akrigg on Vimeo.