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Blinking under a sun unseen. 30 days of biking, #14

Symmetry is illusion. Viewed from the front, a traditional steel-framed bicycle has chainrings, when it has more than one, on the left. And though the pedals are mirror images of each other, one is either closer to the viewer if … Continue reading

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The original WYSIWYG. 30 days of biking, #2

A bicycle doesn’t look like anything else but but a bicycle. It doesn’t look like you or me, a soda bottle or an airplane. A bicycle doesn’t have an interior. Everything it is—with the exception of bearings and, these days, … Continue reading

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Bicycle repair: Solving a puzzle without any edge pieces

A bicycle in need of repair is a puzzle. What shifter can you find to go with the freewheel or cassette you have? Is that dirty chain in the junk box a usable takeoff or something for a backyard sculpture? … Continue reading

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Standing up for single speed

Another winter bicycle project. Look, Ma: No derailleurs. Continue reading

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Design fail: uphill bicycle rack

When my friend Mike Honnold lived in Peoria, he created an online database of greater Peoria’s bike racks and encouraged people to add their finds to the site. Well, I found another rack but haven’t submitted it for consideration. The … Continue reading

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