Posted on December 18, 2014 by Pete Hummers
Kent and the Swifty in front of G and O Family Cyclery in Greenwood. Photo by Madi Carlson.
Long-time cyclist Kent Peterson has imported a Swifty scooter to the Seattle area. Kent, who recently and enthusiastically discovered the KickPed, has upped his game to the point of buying a Swifty scooter. While he’s learning about it, here’s a collection of pictures he’s taken of the immigrant. More will follow at Kent’s ‘blog.
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Posted on November 16, 2014 by Pete Hummers
He smoked a Ferrari F430 Scudiera, a 503-horspower beast that hits 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.
François Gissy hit 207 mph on a bicycle powered by three rocket engines. From Wired Magazine:
The bike, designed by Gissy’s friend Arnold Neracher, is for the most part normal. Aside from those rockets, of course. The frame is elongated, probably to improve stability, but the pedals still work. It rides on a pair of fat tires, and the brakes are standard stuff, albeit essentially useless at that kind of speed. Gissy can use them to stabilize himself, but mostly leaves them alone. Yes, brakes are the type of thing you usually improve before subjecting yourself supercar velocities and 1.96 Gs of acceleration, but whatever.
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Posted on August 1, 2013 by Pete Hummers
Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C24 Carbon Road Wheel
From Bicycling Magazine:
From Tour de France contenders to local club riders, cyclists are choosing wider wheels. Why, after a decade of rolling along smoothly on skinny rims, should we want fatter wheels, which measure up to 27mm wide? Turns out that those narrow rims, especially aero models, weren’t so smooth after all.
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Posted on July 30, 2013 by Pete Hummers
Posted on July 14, 2013 by Pete Hummers
Beixo folding bars from anddutch.com
The recent post, It should be called the Mibo Transformer, showed the quick-folding Mibo “Faltroller,” which had some intriguing folding handlebars.
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Posted on July 11, 2013 by Pete Hummers
British cyclist Mark Cavendish had urine thrown at him during the 11th stage of the Tour de France.
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Posted on July 10, 2013 by Pete Hummers
“When this sextet of riders passed Glenn and I while we were taking a break early on the stage route out of Aix-en-Provence, we weren’t sure what we had just seen.” (George Christensen)
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