On the Cheap– (Don’t?) Try This At Home: Rockshox Coil to Air Fork Conversion

On the Cheap– (Don’t?) Try This At Home: Rockshox Coil to Air Fork Conversion

Full and utterly not shocking disclaimer: The advice in the forthcoming article WILL (not maybe, probably or might) void any SRAM/RockShox factory warranty on your fork. If you’re not comfortable reading service manuals and/or if the thought of beating your forks with a mallet makes you ill, don’t try this at home. If you’re ok with those things, by all means, try this at home.   I recently purchased some stickers from AHTBM which read, “My Life Is a Cautionary Tale.”…

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California dreamin’.

California dreamin’.

Q: Why doesn’t California fall into the ocean? A: Because there is a wingnut on every corner. If you’re in SF or LA, there are a couple things coming up that you should check out. The Speedvagen crew will be packing up their smart car and headed down the coast in order to solicit orders for new bikes. That starts with getting fitted- just as fitted as Sacha White’s tank top. Then you just fill up their armored truck with deposit money…

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Comes with Baggage

Comes with Baggage

Sea Otter is just around the corner and bike nuts are getting ready to head to Monterey to enjoy some sun, salty air and bicycles in California later this month. Oh- it’s also the 25th anniversary! Blackburn will be there, along with a number of companies offering ways to get off the beaten path to explore the great outdoors. Blackburn is hosting a debut screening of a moving showcasing the history of bike travel. If you’re there, check it out….

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Resurrection 8 Alleycat Race 4/4

Resurrection 8 Alleycat Race 4/4

Back for the 8th year running the Resurrection Alleycat is this Saturday April 4th. Registration starts at 2:30pm @ Cal Anderson Park. Race starts at 3pm sharp (don’t be late!) Finish and after party at Gaswork Park. Come to ride, come to race, roll the dice and with a little luck this may be your year to be champion…

Downhill and Dirty in the Desert

Downhill and Dirty in the Desert

    I spent enough years drinking cheap booze and “attending” classes at Eastern Washington University to be called “Doctor.” During that time, I enjoyed the awesome and flowy trails offered by the dry side of Washington. For anyone new to the area, most of Washington state lies east of the Cascade mountains where it rains little more than it does in Arizona. Thus, lots of fast and fun desert off road riding. One of the pinnacles of the early…

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Fear of the Dark: Serfas TSL-1800 Trail Light Review

Fear of the Dark: Serfas TSL-1800 Trail Light Review

If you have a day job like most people do, chances are, your only time to ride during the work week is either during the morning before dragging your ass to the office, or after work when you’re free from the evil talons of corporate America. In either case, a good set of trail lights are in order to make sure you make it out of the woods alive. They’re also a good addition to the road bike if you…

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Reach for the Dream.

Reach for the Dream.

Not all custom bikes are pretty. We hope that there is a function that won out over form, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case. In the fine examples below, we have some people’s dream bikes. Where function met form perfectly. Like in a dream… Though I was a bit confused when I first received information about this project, from what I gather there are a number of creative minds at work to offer beautiful bicycles and sundries for purchase….

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Stolen in Seattle

Stolen in Seattle

I hate getting emails like this:   I’m sending my sad story to all bike places/people in hopes that I get my ride back. My bike was stolen today. I’m near Queen Anne/Interbay and thought maybe someone might see it go by. It’s an 80’s lugged steel Trek road bike with special custom powder coat, sparkle orange. Thank you friendly local bike blog!!! Betsy 206-380-4550    More info from Betsy: 1987 Trek 400 Elance 50 cm-ish (I don’t know the exact…

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Seattle Bike Show 2015

Seattle Bike Show 2015

The Seattle Bike Expo is no longer. Thankfully, Cascadia Events picked up the ball and created the Seattle Bike Show for 2015. The event will take place Feb. 28th & March 1st at Century Link. This year’s events feature speakers such as the one and only “Bobke” Bob Roll, local celeb and mountain bike coach Kat Sweet, and of course, trials rider and yogi from the north, Ryan Leech. This year’s shindig will feature a pump track for adults, and what…

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