Bicycle, Gear

Beyoncé and the working girls struggle. 

I sometimes need to remind myself that I work with as many hours in a day as Beyoncé does.

This blog takes a back seat to many things in my life. Things like working to pay the rent and buy bike parts, beer drinking and sometimes even riding my bike. That’s just how the cookie crumbles. 

I get emails sometimes. Sometimes they’re about products or events or questions about this or that. Since I’ve been stoker on the tandem for a little while, I’m going to run through a few of the things that came across my desk. This is a video heavy post- one that has things to do with bikes, beer, dad bods and some good ol’ fashioned death metal.

First I’d like to share this- this beautiful trailer that Iggy put up on Facebook and I didn’t see until the wife showed it to me. It looks like an art movie- which might be better than most bike movies. Some of it has subtitles, so it means you’ll get smarter by watching it as well. And it has bmx riding.

Now to barrage you with things to buy. Things like:

A $165 frame pump from Silca. The Impero Ultimate, which would be a great compliment to their $450 floor pump. Silca was founded in Italy in 1917 and was purchased by Joshua Poertner in 2013. He moved headquarters and manufacturing to beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana: the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World.”


The details for the discerning cyclist:

  • FlexWing Technology – fits tube size between 1” (25mm) and 2.5”  (60mm)
  • Silicone bumpers for secure fit and ultimate paint protection
  • Most efficient inflation of any portable pump – (112 strokes = 100psi size small)
  • 2 stage sealing advanced elastomer head – no fussy leaver to mess with
  • 100% full metal construction – no plastic parts to break, bend, slip or rattle
  • Weight:  SM: 256gm   –   M:  267gm   –   L:  278gm  –   XL: 289gm

Just in time for Independence Day, you can get some new Spirit of Paul quick releases in colors that don’t run.

QR Spirit 4

In news more related to dad bods than quick releases, Paul Component also has a video. I get some satisfaction and a good feeling that Paul spends more time machining beautiful and functional bike parts than he does making sick edits.

Made from stainless steel and aluminum, this are a thing of beauty. Also- at the time I post this they are sold out. They retail for $60 and available in lengths 100mm-190mm.

Another video- this one from Shower’s PassBased in Seattle’s heathen cousin city- Little Beirut aka Portland. Shower’s Pass has been doing some pretty quality apparel for riding in the Pacific Northwest and now they have this “Cascade Collection,” designed around the very real idea that the weather changes rapidly. From sunny skies to showers and back again- this line is there for you. I’m digging the Track Pant and the Alpine Jersey.

Introducing the Cascade Collection by Showers Pass from Showers Pass on Vimeo.

If you find yourself in Seattle- and you like beer and bikes- you should probably go check out Peddler Brewing. They apparently love cyclists.

And after all that- you should sit back and listen to the light sounds of Behemoth and watch their very well done video. It’s even got a cute little lamb in it.

Now go ride your bike dammit!

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