Saturday, October 18, 2014

GREENSTAR BIKES * Affordable Bamboo Bikes

Greenstar Bikes - Affordable Bamboo Bicycles


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"The Ecoforce 1 is a handcrafted bicycle that combines performance and beauty with environmental and social responsibility to deliver a fully functional work of art that actually costs less than most aluminum bikes of its kind. This single-speed bike comes with a reversible hub so riders can easily switch from freewheel to fixed-wheel.
The frame weighs less than 4 pounds thanks to bamboo and our recycled 6061 aluminum lugs. The entire bamboo bicycle only weighs about 22 pounds.
 The Ecoforce 1 available in three colors and four sizes."
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Get more info @ http://greenstarbikes.com/

Price> Around $450.00 WOW!

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Top 4 Reasons for Bamboo


1. Exceptional Properties - Strong as steel, lighter than aluminum, stiff like carbon yet more reliable, and naturally dampens vibrations.

2. Eco Friendly - No pesticides, no herbicides, no fertilizers. Ultra-fast growing and never killed (unlike trees) when harvested.

3. Socially Responsible - Low barriers to entry make this the perfect cash crop for emerging economies and small family farms.

4. Uniquely Beautiful - Yes it is. Extremely.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

If you ride a bicycle...

IF YOU RIDE A BICYCLE IT'S PARTLY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY NOT TO GET HIT BY A CAR. Be careful.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Stop Stressing Over Flats


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Don’t wait until you’re on the road to hone your flat-changing skills, says Lennard Zinn, author of Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. "Practice changing a tire in the comfort of your garage using the same pump and tools you carry on your ride, and you’ll be less worried about getting a flat far from home."
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http://www.bicycling.com/

Electra Ticino 7D

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Frame> Ticino 6061-T6, alloy
Fork> High tensile steel, lugged crown
Headset> Threaded
Crankset> Alloy
Cog> Shimano 7-speed 14-34t
Derailleur> Shimano Altus 7-speed
Hubs> Allot, low flange
Rims> Electra, doublewall
Tires> Mixed Tread Skinwall, 700x35c
Brakes> Caliper
Saddle> Ticino Cyclo - Tourist Leatherette
Price> around $685.00
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Friday, September 19, 2014

21 Photos of Women Who Shatter the Stereotype of What a Real Biker Looks Like.

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Full article at - http://mic.com/articles/98972/21-photos-of-women-who-shatter-the-stereotype-of-what-a-real-biker-looks-like
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2015 Surly Ice Cream Truck

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Frame> Surly Ice Cream Truck 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel, tig-welded
Fork> Tapered straight blade 4130 CroMoly
Headset> Cane Creek 40
Crankset> Surly O.D. 22/36t
Cassette> Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10, 10-speed, 11/36t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano SLX FD / (R) Shimano Deore XT
Hubs> Salsa (thru-axle)
Rims> Surly Clown Shoe
Tires> Surly Bud & Lou, 4.8"
Brakes> SRAM Guide RS, hydro disc
Saddle> Velo VL2155
Price> $2700.00, give or take.
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014!!! ROAD TITANS 300 Cycling Challenge * Oconee County, South Carolina.

        ROAD TITANS 300 Cycling Challenge, a three-day fully supported premiere cycling adventure.
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                                 Get more information at -
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                            http://www.roadtitans300.com/
                                               
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Buffalo Bicycle.

DESIGN
Entrepreneurs, farmers, healthcare workers and students in rural Africa transport heavy loads long distances over rugged terrain to meet basic needs. Compared to walking, bicycles allow people to haul more goods over longer distances in less time - provided the bicycle is strong and durable. In Africa, the disconnect between suppliers and end-users has resulted in bicycles designed to be inexpensive rather than robust; most begin to fall apart within weeks because they are not suitable for rugged terrain and bulky loads. This has dire consequences for people without access to other transportation.

World Bicycle Relief has connected rural Africans with bicycle suppliers; the result is a robust bicycle engineered specifically for rural African terrain and load requirements. The Buffalo bike is designed, tested and assembled in Africa with close attention to end-user feedback and rigorous quality control. We are committed to providing the highest quality, most durable bicycles in Africa, and we operate with constant attention to innovation and product improvement to ensure that our bicycles meet their users' needs. World Bicycle Relief's Africa-based product management team oversees a fleet of riders who test current and potential components under the most punishing field conditions; their feedback is used to improve our bicycles. Furthermore, Buffalo bicycles are compatible with locally available spare parts, ensuring that with proper maintenance they will last for years. These design innovations make World Bicycle Relief's Buffalo bicycles the best on the market: our bicycle is built for Africa.



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BRANDING
Why Buffalo? Our bikes are built to be as tough as the fierce African buffalo, a symbol of strength and power; hence the brand name Buffalo bicycle. In Swahili-speaking countries, our bicycles are branded "Nyati," the Swahili term for "Buffalo." All Buffalo bicycles and spare parts are carefully branded to assure the end-users that they have purchased the genuine product rather than a low-quality imitation.


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ASSEMBLY
Buffalo bicycle components are sourced from manufacturers in Asia who produce each part to our specifications. World Bicycle Relief's Taiwan-based supplier management team ensure our bicycles are built from the highest quality parts; they review potential suppliers, evaluate product quality, and manage shipping logistics to minimize cost. The bikes arrive completely disassembled at World Bicycle Relief facilities in Africa, where teams of highly-trained local staff put them together. Many of the 60+ full-time assembly staff have been with WBR since 2008; they take great pride in their work and ensure that each bike is properly assembled.


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MAINTENANCE
Even the most robust bicycle needs maintenance, particularly in the harsh conditions of rural Africa. Each Buffalo bike comes with a small toolkit and a pump for basic maintenance; to ensure that bicycle owners have access to local, qualified repair service, World Bicycle Relief has developed a Field Mechanics Training Program to accompany distribution. Mechanics are trained in bicycle assembly, maintenance and repair as well as basic business, marketing and management skills. Each trained mechanic receives a bike, a set of high quality tools, a uniform, and basic marketing materials; some mechanics work with microlenders to establish businesses and purchase a stock of spare parts. World Bicycle Relief has trained over 900 local field mechanics in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

LEARN MORE  >
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Clean heart.

"Clean bicycle. Clean heart."

                                           S. Monkey

Sunday, August 31, 2014

KHS 4 Season 1000 *Just in time for winter. Goddammit!!!!!

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Frame> Alloy 6061 Custom Formed TT
Fork> CrMo straight blade
Headset> VP-A42E Zero Stack
Crankset> Samox 36x22t
Cassette> SRAM PG 950 11/34, 9 speed
Derailleur's> (F) SRAM X7 / (R) SRAM X5
Hubs> Alloy disc
Rims> Weinmann HL80, double wall
Tires> Innova Spider 26x4.0"
Brakes> Tektra Novela, mechanical disc
Saddle> Velo
Price> around $1200.00
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bianchi* Semplice and Semplice Dama

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Frame> Semplice, 700c, hybrid
Fork Aluminum
Cassette> SRAM 18t
Crankset> 42t
Derailleur's> N/A
Hubs> (F) alloy / (R) SRAM automatic, Automatix 2 speed
Rims> Alloy, doublewall
Tires> 700x28c
Brakes> V-Brakes
Saddle> Selle San Marco Milano
Price> under $600.00
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In Italian, semplice means simple.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

ROAD TITANS 300 Cycling Challenge * Oconee County, South Carolina.

        ROAD TITANS 300 Cycling Challenge, a three-day fully supported premiere cycling adventure.
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                                 Get more information at -
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014 Torker Median 1


 
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Frame> 700c alloy
Fork> 700c alloy, disc
Headset> integrated disc
Crankset> Shimano Acera, Octalink 48/36/26t
Cassette> Shimano HG20 11-32t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Acera / (R) Shimano Alivio
Hubs> alloy, quick release
Rims> Alex XD Sport alloy
Tires> Schwalbe Land Cruiser, 700x35c
Brakes> Tektro Draco, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Torker ergo design with relief cut
Price> around $ 800.00
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Torker bicycles should always be on your list of  "bikes I might buy." Quality bikes at great prices. You just have to look a little harder to find them.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

MapMyRide and MapMyFitness

If you haven't heard of or never used MapMyRide or MapMyFitness it would be well worth your time to become acquainted with this extremely helpful and easy to use tool. Whether you walk, run or cycle MapMyRide and MapMyFitness will absolutely add to the enjoyment and efficiency to your out door activities.

 


http://www.mapmyride.com/

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http://www.mapmyfitness.com/

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MapMyFitness is the leader in Connected Fitness – building the world’s largest digital fitness community by providing interactive tools to make fitness social, simple and rewarding. The flagship consumer brands – MapMyRun, MapMyRide, and MapMyWalk – are among the most popular apps on iOS and Android and the cloud-based platform has been supporting millions of users since it launched in 2007. MapMyFitness is an open platform, seamlessly integrating with more than 400 fitness tracking devices, sensors and wearables. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, MapMyFitness has over 100 employees and offers integrated marketing and advertising solutions, premium consumer subscription products, and a SaaS platform that helps partners of any size tap into advanced fitness tracking technology, workout database, nutritional data, calorie calculators, and 160+ million of the best running, cycling and walking routes around the world. For more information visit

Saturday, August 2, 2014

43 and 44.

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2015 Trek 8.4 DS DuoTrap S

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Frame> Alpha Gold Aluminum / * DuoTrap compatable*
Fork> SR Suntour NEX, w / hydro lockout, 63mm
Headset> Bontrager
Cassette> SRAM PG-950, 11-32t 9-speed
Crankset> FSA Dyna Drive, 48/36/26t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Acera / (R) Shimano Alivio
Hubs> Formula
Rims> Bontrager TLR disc
Tires> Bontrager LT3, 700x35c
Brakes> Tektro HDC-300, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Bontrager H1
Price> around $850.00
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*DuoTrap S integrates a Bluetooth® sensor into the frame, so you can log your routes and track fitness progress on your computer or smart phone without an external sensor.*
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Derek's new SL3

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My buddy Derek researched, asked questions and shopped around before he found his 2013 Cannondale  SL3 at a whopping 40% discount. Asking about deals a bike shop might have on previous model year bikes is always a smart idea, especially this time of year. A great bicycle at a great price. Well done Derek!

S. Monkey

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What the Tour De France Jerseys Mean


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Understanding the meaning behind the jersey colors will help fans appreciate and enjoy the race to a higher degree.
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Yellow Jersey. The most important of the race, the yellow jersey goes to the current overall race leader. The yellow color helps the rider stand out in the crowd and is based on the color of paper used to print a French bicycling periodical. The first place team (based on the times of the team's top 3 riders) also wears yellow hats.
White  Jersey with Red Polka Dots. This prestigious jersey is awarded to the rider determined to be the best climber during mountain stages of the race. The best climber title is awarded based on a point system that varies with the difficulty of each particular mountain stage.
Green Jersey. Usually going to a sprinter-style rider, the green jersey is worn by the current points leader in the race. Points are awarded to each of the first 25 riders to finish a stage.
Plain White Jersey. A plain white jersey is awarded to the best performer in the youth division (riders under the age of 25).
Rainboy Jersey. A white jersey with a five-colored horizontal rainbow stripe around the abdomen is worn by the reigning world champion during the race.
If the race leader also qualifies for another jersey, the leader will wear the yellow and the other jersey will go to the second-place rider in that category.

Friday, July 11, 2014

2104 Cannondale 29 5 *** Intelligent budget bike buy of the week***

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Frame> Trail 29 Double butted, 6061 aluminum 
Fork> SR Suntour XCM-RL-29, 100mm
Headset> TANGE SI
Crankset> Shimano M371, 44/32/22t
Cassette> Shimano HG20, 11-34t, 9-speed
Derailleur's> Shimano Acera/Altus
Hubs> Cannondale> C4 Disc
Rims> Alex DC 4.0, doublewall
Tires> WTB NINELINE, 29 X 2.0"
Brakes> Cannondale Helix 6B, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Cannondale Stage 3
Price> $800.00
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Cayenne Pepper "A pinch is all it takes."

No other herb increases blood flow faster and more efficiently  than cayenne pepper. Cayennes active ingredient is capsaicin, which not only supplies the heat but also works to reduce blood platelet stickiness which in turn increases blood flow. Cayenne pepper works like TNT, blasting vitamins and minerals to parts of the body where their most needed. I put a pinch of this wonder herb under my tongue right after I take my daily vitamin B complex tablet every morning. Cayenne is also available in capsule form but the powder form dissolves as it touches the underside of ones tongue instantly sending waves of fresh blood through out your body. Don't take my word for it, there's plenty of info on the web for you to research it for yourself. I just wanted to share one of the things that works for me... cause I'm a giver...

S. Monkey





2014 Felt Verza Fit 1 *** Intelligent budget bike buy of the week***


Felt Verza Fit 1

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Frame> Felt Fitness Superlight, Custom Butted, 6061 Aluminum
Fork> Felt Fitness 6061 Aluminum Straight Blades
Headset> FSA Semi-Integrated
Crankset> FSA Tempo, 50/34t
Cassette> SunRace 11-32t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Sora / (R) SRAM X5
Hubs> Felt SLVz Disc
Rims> FeltVz Toroidal, Disc
Tires> Vittoria Zaffiro, 700x28c
Brakes> Tektra LYRA, Mechanical Disc
Saddle> Selle Royal Lookin Gel
Price> Under $800.00
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"No better sub $800.00 flat bar fitness bike on earth."

S. Monkey


Friday, June 13, 2014

2015 Specialized Pitch 650B

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Frame> Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum
Fork> Custom SR Suntour XCT, 650b, w/lockout
Headset> Zerostack 44
Crankset> Stout, forged alloy, 42/32/22t
Cassette> Sunrace, 8-speed 11-34t
Derailleur's> Shimano Acera
Hubs> Specialized HiLo disc alloy, doublewall
Rims> Stout 650B, disc, doublewall
Tires> Specialized Fast Trak Sport 650x2.0"
Brakes> Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Specialized Body Geo Mountain
Price> Around $650.00
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Hannah Roberts @ runsealegsrun.blogspot.com



"I am entering my third week of this bike tour.  My experiences on the road have been both everything I hoped this trip would be and so much more.  It's been much harder and exhausting than I thought.  In my arrogance and naive planning, I didn't quite account for the physicality of moving 80 pounds of gear up and down hills or the effects of cumulative fatigue.  I think I anticipated everything after I cut my teeth on the Washington cascades would be a breeze."

                                 Hannah Roberts




Run Sea Legs Run

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 Surly Pug Special Ops

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Frame>  Surly 4130 CroMoly Steel
Fork> 4130 CroMoly Steel
Headset> Cane Creek 40
Crankset> Surly O.D. 22/36t
Cassette> Shimano HG62-10, 10 speed, 11-36t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano SLX TD -6160
(R) Shimano LX RD - T670 SG5
Hubs> (F) Surly Ultra New
(R) Shimano 529
Rims> Surly Rolling Darryl
Tires> Surly Nate 3.8"
Brakes> Shimano SLX, hydro disc
Saddle> Velo VL, 2155
Price> around $2100.00
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 Scattante SCX 350 Cross 2 * Leonard's new bike!


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Frame> Scattante, alloy
Fork> Steel 
Headset> Integrated
Crankset> FSA Vero Compact, 46/36t
Cassette> Shimano HG-50-9, 9-speed
Derailleur's> Shimano Sora
Hubs> Novatec disc
Rims> Alloy, doublewall, 
Tires> Kenda Kwicker 700c
Brakes> Tektro Lyra, mechanical disc
Saddle> Comfort Channel
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Scattante bikes available at Performance Bike   
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