A very interesting failure.
shimano dual control
Let's talk about Shimano's Dual Control brake/shift levers from the early 2000s.
A very interesting failure.
You are looking at a first generation Mazda6, sold in Canada from 2004 through 2008, and while it looks like a fairly generic four door sedan, it was actually a very unusual car.
But we need some context before I say why it was so unusual.
the great kona theft of '09
This post dates back to March of 2009 - enjoy!
I love singlespeeds because of their simplicity; they're easier to fix (no shifters to tune), easier to spec (no money to spend on gears), and maybe even easier to ride (just pedal!). but I believe they're very personal. I don't believe that I would ever buy a singlespeed made by someone else.
vintage racing action
two - This is the Grundig MTB World Cup event in Canmore, AB, 1998. Pictured is 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans. It's very hard to find pics of Evans, or anybody really, from events this old. I have an entire roll - though they're not that great to be honest.
one - I had always thought this was also Evans, but this guy is wearing a different jersey. So, it's either Jean-Christophe Savignoni, or, Canadian Andreas Hestler. I can't read the number plate, and can't tell from his face, so once I find the pictures (that I've conveniently packed away), I'll look for another of this mystery Cannondale rider.
three - This is Filip Meirhaeghe, who in 2004 was busted for doping and shockingly didn't deny it. Instead, he admitted to it, and retired. I have a hell of a lot more respect for him than I do most of the other cheaters that got caught.
For a while now, I've wanted to round up the posts that I liked from all the old platforms that I've used over the years, and now is the time. So keep an eye out for some old content that will probably be new to you.
I've found stuff going back some twenty years, so it's going to be vintage posts on a vintage bike site.
rocky mountain summit rl
You are looking at a 1991 Rocky Mountain Summit RL.
It's got a lot of the features that the rare Summit RL had, and some features it didn't, so it's a best guess ultimately. Let's check it out.
You are looking at a Moulden Team road bike from 1996 - probably. There's no serial number on it, so the age is a guess based on the Dura Ace parts. I'm not a big road bike guy, but this was something that I just couldn't pass up. So, let's check it out, and see how I've set it up in a way I can live with;
In no order, here are five bikes I've always wanted to own, starting with the Curtlo Mountaineer.
rocky mountain metro
You're looking at a 1990 Rocky Mountain Metro - the first hybrid ever in Rocky's lineup. The hybrid became a very popular style of bike when people realized how great it was to have most of the speed of a road bike, but with the more comfortable upright riding position of a mountain bike.
I'm 80. I wrench more than I ride and I like it that way.