Tag Archives: Bushwhacker

Rebuilt in central Illinois: the Royal Scot

Dave inserted the Royal Scot back into the flow of history, creating something sure to confuse anyone trying to identify this particular model. Continue reading

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They shoot old bicycle stories, don’t they?

I may be a bicycling dinosaur, but I know dinosaurs with older stories than mine. Continue reading

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In the shop: Austro-Daimler Vent Noir

In the mid-to-late 1970s, an Austrian bicycle manufacturer went upscale in hopes of capturing the enduring loyalty of bicycle enthusiasts. Steyr-Daimler-Puch made it to the 1990s before disappearing into the parts bins of several other corporations. The company goes back to a gun maker in … Continue reading

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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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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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Peoria-born business gets ready to move next to its customers on the Rock Island Trail

Good to see a locally owned business going in next to Peoria’s local trail. Continue reading

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Word on the street: Brad Nauman

“I think that cycling is important for everybody to do, and Bike Peoria seems to have the best grip on the city in terms of getting things done.” –Brad Nauman Continue reading

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