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Colnago X Ferrari 1988

Posted in Uncategorized by acidsquid on March 16, 2010

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BSA Carrier Bicycles 1939

Posted in Uncategorized by acidsquid on February 26, 2010

The Birmingham Small Arms Company a.k.a BSA was also in the business of manufacturing bicycles.  The company was founded in 1861 by a group of gunsmiths in Birmingham, England.  The now defunct company began manufacturing bicycles in the 1880’s when the sale of guns declined.  The BSA bicycle division was later sold to Raleigh Industries in 1957.

Did he say Fuz-E built wheels, yes…he did!

Posted in Uncategorized by acidsquid on February 25, 2010

Tony Fast’s plug for Bicycle Revolutions in Philadelphia.  If you are in Philadelphia, BR is the only shop you need to stop by.  And, if you are looking to get wheels built, go no further.

Video via: ProllyIsNotProbably via: 14BikeCo

Left Out In the Snow

Posted in Uncategorized by acidsquid on February 15, 2010

After we got clobbered by two of the biggest snowstorms in Philadelphia history in less than a weeks time, I have been doing a lot of commuting by foot.  I prefer to ride my bicycle regardless of the temperature, but the amount of ice coating our city’s streets has made this much less of an option.  In my travels around over the past week, I have noticed a sad amount of bicycles that have been left out in the snow, getting covered with the drifts from the plows, some of them you can’t even see other than their seat posts poking up out of the filthy snow piles.  This drives me completely nuts, because there are three gorgeous bikes within two blocks of my apartment which have been- for the lack of a better word- abandoned.  These bikes, for the most part, are in excellent condition, but not for long as they sit outside marinating in the the winter mix of snow and salt.  I feel like there should be some sort of SPCA type of organization that rescues bikes from neglectful owners, and allows less fortunate people to adopt them.


Posted in Uncategorized by acidsquid on January 5, 2010

I have been through about 4 sets of grips on my bars for my bike, and I am never truly happy with any of them.  I do believe I just found what I have been looking for.  I came across these Woodies over at www.rivbike.com and they are next level.

This is an excerpt from the product info page at their site:

‘They’re shaped to fit your hand, and the lack of cush makes absolutely no difference. It might even be better. They slide on easily and snug on with screws. There’s a plastic sleeve in there, and we’ve found they won’t slip at all if you apply some adhesive between the wood and the  hidden plastic sleeve. What kind of adhesive doesn’t matter, and I don’t want to dwell on this too much. The same stuff you’d use for cork grips will work fine.

They feel great, and are bound to age well and get even grippier. They don’t feel like tacky rubber or anything, but if you can hold an axe or hammer or baseball bat or shovel without it coming out of your hands at inopportune times, you’ll be fine with these.’

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