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[22 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 797 Views]
Britain’s Cavendish wins Milan-San Remo

Mark Cavendish beat out Heinrich Haussler to win the Milan-San Remo race.  The finish was quite close, at only about half a wheel’s distance between the two, but Cavendish prevailed for his first win at the Milan-San Remo.
Lance Armstrong finished in the rear, eight minutes behind Cavendish.  Armstrong is trying to fend off a sore back, and this could have accounted for the poor finish.

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[20 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 91 Views]
Astana among the 16 teams announced for the Tour of California

Lance Armstrong, and Alberto Contador’s team Astana will be one of the 16 teams competing in the Tour of California in 2009. Team Columbia, with George Hincapie and sprinter Mark Cavendish will also be competing, which could make things pretty interesting.  The stage race takes place on Feb. 14, and will be televised on the Versus channel.

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[19 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 153 Views]
Bike powered christmas tree

Over in Barcelona, Spain, they are taking Christmas trees to a whole new level.  As a way of promoting a cheap point to point bike rental system that went live in Barcelona last year, Bicing has set up a completely electric tree that is run by bicycles.

General News, Lights »

[19 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 977 Views]
A black bike to a “Bright Bike” with retroreflective vinyl

Mike Mandiburg at Eyebeam wasn’t willing to settle with a simple reflector or a little blinking light on his bike. He worked on a project called “Bright Bike” that has increased the visibility of bikes by wrapping nearly the entire bike in 3M’s Scotchlite Plus Reflective 680 Series Engineering Grade Vinyl, and now the bike reflects a light (such as headlights) right back to the source.
This is a pretty amazing idea, that could see some success if they are able to figure out how to create kits for others to use.

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General News, Touring »

[18 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 662 Views]
Interstate bike route system in development

Adventure Cycling is at it again, and in a very good way.  They are working directly with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to help in the planning of an official interstate bike system.  The AASHTO Task Force was charged with developing a national corridor-level plan and designation system that transportation agencies can utilize for the development of bicycle routes.

Drivetrain, General News »

[18 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,161 Views]
Trek introduces new chainless commuter bikes

Trek was either fed up with the number of dry cleaning bills sent to them from dress pants stained with grease, or decided to try and improve on an old idea for their two new commuter bikes.  The $930 single-speed District, and the $990, eight-speed Soho feature a quiet carbon-fiber composite belt in place of the greasy old chain.

Frameset, General News »

[17 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,184 Views]
Handsome Cycles $379 commuter frame ready for production

Minneapolis’ own Handsome Cycles has put together a final prototype build for their ‘Handsome Devil’ frame, according to their blog.  While apparently the photo on their blog doesn’t do the frame justice, it still looks like a sweet commuter with plenty of details you wouldn’t normally find in a “cheap” bike.  They were initially planning on shipping the bike at $359, but due to an increase in shipping charges, the frameset will debut at $379.