Category Archives: Other bicycles

Right from the start: the Trek Precaliber

  Nice build for young riders at the shop: a Trek Precaliber with 24-inch mountain-bike wheels, direct-pull cantilevers, and seven cogs to shift among. The cranks offer two pedal positions, which make it easy to accommodate growing riders. Bolt the pedals … Continue reading

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Winslow takes it easy on Washington Island

Neither of us thought to ask Julie whether Winslow had any connection to the Eagles song, but the dog didn’t seem to mind the sound of her wheels. Continue reading

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Fat times three. You’ll want to sit down for this

Shut down the radio telescopes. We’ve discovered a sign of alien life right here on earth. Continue reading

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The welder will see you now: Eriksen’s Brad Bingham

“Moots got my name from that class, said come on out and weld for us. So I took a 69-cents-an-hour pay cut.” Continue reading

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Recycling the past: Specialized Expedition

Some of the best touring bicycles were produced after the long-distance touring boom of the 1970s. Case in point: the Specialized Expedition. Continue reading

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Frame building for credit at the University of Iowa

Historically, frame building often begins with brazing the first frame. But TIG welding is a more universal skill in terms of application. You don’t braze a trailer hitch, for instance; you weld it. Continue reading

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A memorable name. A memorable bike. Pedalino

Sometimes the question isn’t what’s new. It’s who’s new. It’s a better question. And leads to a more interesting answer. Continue reading

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