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Two summers ago my wife and I had the pleasure of visiting friends in Switzerland. The country is so expensive that I took home only two souvenirs: white Assos socks and a pair of Lezyne tyre levers. I assumed Lezyne was a European company. It was in this Swiss bike shop and I’d never seen the brand in an American store, ever. “Ewwww,...

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  1. I’m with Giles. I  too use Campag rims and Michelin training tyres. The Michelin levers have been my favourites for as long as they’ve been available but when I went to my LBS recently to buy some to give to a group of kids I was training for the Great Vi… »

If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that ‘useful’ things like practicality and functionality can often take a back seat to more basic pursuit of aesthetics and taste. If you haven’t, then your name might just be Paul.You may have also become aware that there is occasional flagrant flouting of certain guidel...

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  2. Sorry, picture below »

  3. As an old school traditionalist who races against the newbies on their latest and greatest, I take particular pleasure in the fact that my 13 year old Colnago is smack on the 6.8kg limit while still paying homage to the traditions of the sport. Of course … »

Does a bike have a soul? I can’t make that argument, I don’t think I do either, actually. But we do invest a lot of emotion, pride and dare I say love in our bikes. We form emotional bonds to inanimate objects all the time. My favorite old dead car had to sit in the driveway for another year falling further into rusty disrepair before...

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  1. @Gianni I would, but I’m embarassed that in my rush to photograph my newly restored pride and joy I, 1) left it in the little ring, 2) had the seat sloping, 3) had the handlebars at the wrong angle, 4) had the wrong bar tape, had the brake QR open(all sin… »

  2. Those steel Colnagos were from a time when the aesthetic appeal of a bicycle was as important as function, and the parts that you put on them were crafted with the same goal. »

  3. Here’s another go at posting the photo. »

  4. I’m not sure that bikes have a soul anymore. They used to, as someone has already said, when they were made of steel by an artisan. I do think, though, that my two bikes both have soul. My training bike shown below was custom made from Reynolds 853 and re… »

  • Wilkins is right about his role in his bike/car incidents. There’s 2 sides to the equation, always. As cyclists,...

  • One word, old mate … abridge!

    Fuck me that’s a long article. I really should read one someday around here.

  • @DeKerr

    Indeed, great story. What year was it published? I could not find the date. Mentions Pharmstrong’s...

  • @Ron

    YES! Ron, we have a date with DESTINY!!! Or a ride, not sure which? Either way, some of us are going to do...

  • @kixsand best of luck. Have fun and ask lots of questions!

  • Holy fuck! Anyone have any hot deals on GoPros and helmet mounts?

    Or maybe small firearms and bibshort holsters?

  • @PeakInTwoYears hear, hear. I to am fortunate to ride in friendlier climes

  • One word, old mate…………camera.

  • Mindfulness–and let’s just pass right over the idea of compassion for the moment–isn’t easy when it’s hard. When...

  • Good survival training and looking inward is best.

  • @brett

    It’s your masculinity, leaving.

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