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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 [...]

Velo, a new book

Just got word from Harry Schwartzman of the upcoming New York Bike Jumble swapmeet, about a new book coming out from a German publisher, Gestalten.

Velo: Bicycle Culture and Design

Here’s a quick description: Velo introduces a wild bunch of passionate cyclists – frame builders, urban planners, artists, photographers, and those who [...]

Friend of mine got hit by a car…

I got back to town with some bad news.

A really good friend of mine, Jonathan Beck was hit by a car in Brooklyn Monday night (5/3/10) while riding home from work on his bike.

I don’t know how many blog readers knew Jonathan but he loved bikes and is a super warm and [...]

Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1

(picture by: Erik Jaeger) It’s that time of the year again: Getting up at 4:00 in the morning to get down to the mall in hopes of snagging a new flatscreen without getting trampled; wiping off the beer stains from your Santa suit and parading along with 500 other drunks in the annual [...]

Shout out to Keiko and NY Bike Jumble

Just wanted to give a big shout out to Harry and the NY Bike Jumble photo booth. Amazing photographer Keiko Niwa was out a few weeks ago at the Old Stone House, in Park Slope taking photos of people and their trusted rides.

Then the sent everyone a zip file of their photos. I [...]

Thanks to Keiko and the Bike Jumble folks for the photo booth.

Yesterday, I stopped by the Bike Jumble’s Photo booth at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Harry Schwartzman and his crew have come onto the scene by hosting bicycle swap meets and this time they were offering up free photos of cyclists and their bikes by professional photographer Keiko Niwa. Oh yeah and [...]

Get your photo taken with your bike, Sunday November 15th, Brooklyn

From Frank Lentini of Bike Jumble:

Sunday November 15th, 2009 11:00am – 3:00pm 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Continuing to celebrate NYC’s unique cycling culture, The New York Bike Jumble has once again partnered with Brooklyn’s The Old Stone House to chronicle the new generation of urban riders.

On Sunday, November 15th from [...]