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  • Jun 12 2008

    Mark's ICE T Trike and More

    Mark Tessmer We have a pretty wide range of customer's at the shop that put in a good amount of miles each year. Some do (or lead) a lot of club rides, some love the call to tour, some are just all round bicycle users and some are big time commuters. Mark is a commuter with a love of a good tour every now and again. Mark consistently gets in over 4,000 miles a year. We're talking year after year after year. Here's some Q & A that Mark submitted as a "Bike Profile" . Bicycle (year, brand and model): 00 Vision R44, 02 Vision R85 tandem, 05 ICE-T What's your primary use of this bike?: Commuting, but I do day rides and I tour with my wife. Do you have an especially memorable ride that you did on this bike?: All my rides are memorable, but our tour last summer through the Iron Range in northern Minnesota was a hoot. Are there any accessories or custom modifications on your bike that you'd like to point out?: I've crated my own "T" bar for mounting my computer and ! light systems and it cost under three dollars. I'll try and get some close up pictures downloaded. Anything else that you'd like to mention about the bike?: They are like riding on a human powered magic carpet.  

    Thanks Mark!

  • Jun 06 2008

    Mini Phil Wood Hub

    Mini Phil This is our first Phil Wood hub that has 74mm dropout spacing. 74mm spacing is a standard size for a large segment of the folding bike world. This smaller dropout spacing is plenty wide in regards to wheel strength as it is always a small diameter wheel. This particular wheel has been built up for a Brompton bike (16", 349mm ISO), though don't expect to see it locally or even domestically as it was shipped to France after I took these pictures. The rim is a Velocity Aeroheat 32 hole, though only 16 holes are being used. I look at this hub and can see a guy with a black leather apron chucking a block of aluminum into a lathe to do his handywork. I realize that CNC is the more likely production method, but it's a beautiful component with an old school look about it. Lookin' Good Gilles! Enjoy it.
  • Feb 17 2008

    This is the beginning!

    of something fun and interesting...

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