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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

You think it’s cold here…
Try biking in the Netherlands:

a little video from cyclingwithoutahelmet.blogspot.com via copenhagenize.com

Originally posted 2010-12-17 14:48:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Trash Messenger Bags

Trash Messenger Bags:

They got a new website:
trashmessengerbags.com
Check it out!

Originally posted 2010-11-29 05:18:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Tumblr this

Here is a cool bike related site I was sent from bikeblognyc fan, Steven Rea. How about check someone’s Tumblr site. Being a member of the tribe, we would often say things like…”Hey did you know this guy’s Jewish?”
(photo from caralanzendorfer.tumblr.com
Now you can do the same with celebrities…”Hey did you know the Fab 4 rode bikes?”

Check out more at Ridesabike.tumblr.com
He really has compiled some great classic shots. It’s a pool of photos of celebrities, mostly from the past, on bikes. Maybe you haven’t spent enough time surfing the web. Once you’ve updated your facebook account, tweeted about it and then checked into foursquare…what’s left. A Tumblr is a really quick way for people to make a website and post really valuable information like this:

One of my personal favorites:
Kim Jong il Looking at Things.

Originally posted 2010-12-15 01:38:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bicycle Film Festival

The 10th annual Bicycle Film Festival is in San Francisco this weekend.

Here is an article form the San Francisco Chronicle about festival director Brendt Barbur and 10 years showcasing bike movies.
Bicycle Film Festival founding director Brendt Barbur can smell NYC, wants to sing. size

The idea for the Bicycle Film Festival festival came to founding director Brendt Barbur while he was recuperating from being doored in New York City back in 2000.

Ten years later, the fest pulls in about 300,000 people, and screening venues run the gamut, from the Barbican in London to a Seattle art gallery.

The festival hits San Francisco this week, and the movies will show in two venues: Mission Workshop at 40 Rondel St. and the old-timey Victoria Theater on 16th Street. The films screen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and various pre- and after-parties happen throughout the run, including a Kick Off Party on Wednesday at the Knock Out at 3223 Mission. The Kick Off party is free, and several DJs start the turntablism at 9 pm.

Read more: here.

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:11:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Complimentary drinks provided by Brooklyn Brewery and Cycles Gladiator Wines. Join us for great company, music, snacks, drinks and some awesome raffle items! You are cordially invited to join us in celebration of a wonderful year of winning better biking, walking and public transit for New York City. Members! Not a Member? Buy advance tickets here for only $10! We hope you can join us for the 11th Annual Transportation Alternatives Holiday Party! Buy advance tickets here with your very own T.A. It’s that time of year again when we celebrate our amazing members, volunteers and advocates. The Holiday Party is the best time of year to join. membership for $30 total
You can still buy tickets and memberships at the door, don’t worry! Friday, December 10th
7pm-10pm
Gallery Bar
120 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
This year we’re happy to offer pre-sales online, to help you get in the door quicker at party time. $15 for Members
$36 to join as a member with free entry
Bike Valet parking will be available (note: rain or snow cancels bike parking)
More info here.

Originally posted 2010-12-07 06:14:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

December Bike Shorts

More info at bikeshortfilms.com Think again. Too cold for bike shorts?

Originally posted 2010-12-02 04:28:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Save Pablo


Pablo Airaldi is a valuable asset to our bike community, as a messenger, hosting events and recently the owner of the vintage and used bike shop in Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpointbikes.com.
He’s a knowledgeable and friendly shop owner who is facing deportation on some bs charges.
You can help by signing a petition to keep Pablo here in the US, where he belongs.

Here is more about his case:

Our friend Pablo Airaldi, one of the founders of Greenpoint Bikes, is currently being held in Hudson County Correctional Facility awaiting the possibility of deportation. Please sign the petition to support Pablo Airaldi and to show that Pablo is an asset to our community. Due to the fact that this website cannot authenticate “signatures”, this petition cannot be used for legal reasons and can only bring awareness to his case. You MUST SIGN A PAPER PETITION WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS TO HELP PABLO OUT LEGALLY.

Link to the petition here.

There will be an upcoming benefit show on November 19th.
Production Lounge. 113 Franklin St, Greenpoint Brooklyn.
Band Line-up so far:
Surfs up
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads
Cell Theorem
Guts For Garters
Beauty Apes

DJ Kimpanzee

More details as the come together: Facebook/events/Pablofundraiser

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:10:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

New Bicycle Repair Book and Challenge

More about the book and to buy a copy go to the Rodale Store here. You may not be up to truing your own wheels, but this book will come in handy for basic wear on the bicycle, with lots of detailed charts and info on proper tire inflation, brake adjustments and gearing. This updated and revised edition is packed with 17 chapters of valuable information and includes maintenance and repair tips for both mountain and road bikes. There are over 450 photos detailing step by step instructions to basically build a bike from scratch. In my brief attempts to fix my own bikes I always relied on Bicycle Magazine’s Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance. To celebrate the newly released Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair, Bicycling magazine and Park Tool Co. I had the 4th edition, written by Jim Langley back in 1999. The fine people at Rodale Publishing (who also produce Bicycling Magazine) were kind enough to send me the latest version (the sixth addition) written by Todd Downs. You know, back when we used to use things called books…to find information. Come prove it. 19th Street, NY, NY) 12 lucky cyclists from New York City will compete to see who is the quickest at classic bike repairs, with the Bike Snob and Bicycling editors on-hand to give play-by-play on all the action. A trio of excellent prizes from Park Tool –including a professional tool kit, repair stand and floor pump, altogether worth more than $800 — along with a $500 gift certificate to Sid’s Bikes, and a premium membership to local advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives. On December 8, 2010 at 6:30pm at Sid’s Bikes (151 W. It was a very informative guide and always helped me to avoid having to take a whole bag of parts in a zip lock bag to my local bike shop. It is so detailed it even includes individual manufactures of parts, so when they are talking about a crank extraction they reference Shimano, SRAM and Campy. The prize for the top wrench? 8, 2010 @ 6:30pm
- Sid’s Bikes in NYC, @ the Chelsea location (151 West 19th Street, NY, NY)
- For a chance to compete, fill out an application and submit an essay below
- Space is limited — please arrive early to attend
I know, it’s kind of last minute to be one of the contestants, but it sounds like it’s going to be pretty interesting to watch the action. In your essay, tell us in 250 words or less “Why should you be picked to compete in the Bicycling Magazine Bike Repair Challenge?” Bicycling will then choose 12 contestants to compete in the Bike Repair Challenge. It also gave me a thorough understanding of how bicycles work, what parts are what and helped me identify which tools I should have on hand. Here is more about that:
Are you a hotshot amateur bike mechanic? To celebrate the new book, this Wednesday, 12/8/10 Bicycling Magazine and Park Tools are hosting:
The Bike Repair Challenge. Complicated repairs, should be done by qualified technicians, but for the routine maintenance and general wear this book was invaluable. The second and third place finishers will also take home great prizes. If you’re up to the challenge, submit an application and a short essay found on the this website. Event Details:
- Wednesday, Dec. This really is the bible for bike repair. In addition, Bicycling and Park Tool will be raffling off plenty of swag to audience members, so come check it out even if you’re not competing. are teaming up to find the cyclist with the fastest bike repair skills in the New York City area. Contestants will be notified by email.

Originally posted 2010-12-07 06:00:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

IKEA gives employees bikes

We’ve heard of companies rewarding their employees and recently that has come in the form of a Bicycle. Last October, Blue Ribbon’s owners, the Bromberg Brothers, gave their workers 200 bikes to keep and use on the MS ride. Now, I heard through Urban Velo that IKEA is giving employees over 12,000 bikes. Read more here.

Originally posted 2010-12-08 13:23:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2 bikes stolen

I know that the likelihood that I get it back is slim, but if anyone sees it please contact:
Nadia at moorenadia@gmail.com or call (404) 202-6399

These theft reports have also been added to my Stolen Bikes Google Map:
View Bike Theft 2010 in a larger map
and Call José 787-627-9225
josesoto@isla.net
(not this bike, but close)
also
My bike was stolen today at the corner of Crosby and Prince. It is a black woman’s Biachi Milano Parco. It has the larger rear rack and reflective tape in the rim between spokes. I also has a ZENBIKES sticker. $100 reward if found, no questions asked. 2 stolen bikes to report:
Stolen 11/24/10
My Dahon Speed D7 was stolen today on 90 st and 1st ave. [like this but in black]
It has a black basket and a ladybug bell.

Originally posted 2010-11-29 05:58:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter