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Bridgestone MB-2 commuter townie

This is a cute lil' commuter / townie bike I built up in the winter of 2011 for my girlfriend.  I found an old Bridgestone MB-2 frame, a high-quality lugged rigid mountain bike from the early 1990's.  It had a lot of scratches and small dents so I gave it a new coat of paint […]

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Surly Traveler’s Check Touring Build

This is the Surly Traveler's Check that I built up as a touring bike to replace the Surly Long Haul Trucker I was using as my previous touring bike.  I wanted to see if a 700c-wheeled tourer would feel "faster" and would also be a better all-purpose bike.  The Traveler's Check is a version of […]

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Surly Long Haul Trucker touring build

The Surly Long Haul Trucker is considered one of the best modern, non-custom touring bicycles on the market these days.  Introduced in 2004, it quickly became the “go-to” bike for riders looking for a reliable, no-nonsense machine for long, multi-day travels.  It can also do double duty as a solid commuter or errand-runner around town, […]

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I built this bike over the winter from parts I had laying around.  The company I work for moved offices over the Christmas holiday to a building that doesn’t allow me to bring my bike up to my office.  Instead, we have to store our bikes in a shady loading dock that’s open to 43rd […]

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1990 Bridgestone RB-1 w/ Shimano Sante

I’ve had this bike for a couple of months now, but I only recently got around to taking some pictures.  It’s an original Grant Petersen-designed Bridgestone RB-1 from 1990, and when I found it on eBay, it came with all the stock parts: Suntour GPX drivetrain, Hatta Vesta headset, Dia-Compe BRS 400 brakes and levers, […]

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Here is the second installment of my clipless / SPD shoe round-up.  This bunch are all sneaker-style shoes, typically aimed at BMX riders.  None of them are quite as cool as the Nike SB Dunks, but they do offer a better shoe than my home-made SPD Dunks and are probably a little cheaper.  I hope […]

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Following up on my last post, I recognize that not everyone wants to make their own SPD-compatible shoes.  So what are your “off the shelf ” options?  Well, I’ve done a lot of research and here is the first installment of my two-part “2010 buyer’s guide” based on the coolest shoes I have seen that […]

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