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05-17-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,420
Posted By bikinpolitico

I've used all but the Ute. I've also build custom...

I've used all but the Ute. I've also build custom unified Xtracycle frames. If you need to carry a lot of weight regularly, I'd go with the Mundo. It's designed to carry a lot. If not, it is a...
Forum: Texas
04-26-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,622
Posted By bikinpolitico

Taste of Downtown #2, final ride of series, this Saturday in Austin

The Austin on Two Wheels Spring Urban Living Ride Series (http://livingontwowheels.com/index.html) will be ending this weekend with our Taste of Downtown #2 ride. If you've been meaning to make one...
Forum: Texas
03-25-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By bikinpolitico

Quick update on these rides. A stop at the very...

Quick update on these rides. A stop at the very cool Hope Market has been added to the Eastside Home Tour. All food and drink are included in registration and Austin Java will have complimentary...
Forum: Texas
03-23-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By bikinpolitico

Cupcake Ride, Eastside Home Tour this weekend in Austin

The Austin on Two Wheels Urban Living Ride series (http://livingontwowheels.org/) is in full swing this weekend with two rides on tap: Cupcake Ride and Eastside Home Tour. We'll also be holding our...
Forum: Texas
03-16-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By bikinpolitico

This morning, we announced the menu for this...

This morning, we announced the menu for this ride:

1st Course
Beets with Arugula & Mache Greens tossed with White Balsamic Vinaigrette & Chevre
...
Forum: Texas
03-15-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By bikinpolitico

Boggy Creek Farm Ride is this Saturday

The Boggy Creek Farm is this Saturday and is part of 16 rides in the March to May Urban Living ride series (http://livingontwowheels.org) produced by Austin On Two Wheels.

Boggy Creek Farm Picnic...
Forum: Texas
10-15-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By bikinpolitico

If you are planning on going to the show on...

If you are planning on going to the show on Saturday and don't want to go alone, Social Cycling Austin is hosting a social bike ride at 10 AM at the Plfuger Bridge. Bike valet will be provided at the...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-14-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By bikinpolitico

Crosspost: Texas Custom Bicycle Show this weekend in Austin

Just a heads up that the 3rd annual Texas Custom Bicycle Show (http://texascustombicycleshow.ridedaltex.com/index.htm) will be this weekend, Oct 16-17, in Austin. The North American Handmade Bicycle...
Forum: Texas
10-14-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By bikinpolitico

Texas Custom Bicycle Show this weekend in Austin

Just a heads up that the 3rd annual Texas Custom Bicycle Show (http://texascustombicycleshow.ridedaltex.com/index.htm) will be this weekend, Oct 16-17, in Austin. The North American Handmade Bicycle...
Forum: Texas
06-11-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By bikinpolitico

Eastside Home Bike Tour this Sunday in Austin

Just a quick reminder that our second social ride, the Eastside Home Tour (http://livingontwowheels.org/eastsidehometour.html) is this Sunday morning. We are partnering on this ride with Holly...
Forum: Texas
06-10-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By bikinpolitico

Sorry for the confusion, folks, but the Republic...

Sorry for the confusion, folks, but the Republic of Texas Bike Rally is this weekend, and our restaurant stops have highly recommended we not hold our Taste of Downtown II Tour...
Forum: Texas
06-08-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By bikinpolitico

UPDATE: The weather man is not cooperating for...

UPDATE: The weather man is not cooperating for the second ride in our social ride series, the Taste of Downtown II, originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 9. With a 60% chance of heavy...
Forum: Texas
06-07-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By bikinpolitico

Taste of Downtown II ride in Austin this Wednesday

UPDATE: The weather man is not cooperating for the second ride in our social ride series, the Taste of Downtown II, originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 9. With a 60% chance of heavy...
Forum: Texas
06-01-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By bikinpolitico

Downtown Culture Cruise in Austin this Saturday, June 5

Austin on Two Wheels‘ Summer Social Ride Series (http://livingontwowheels.org/index.html) kicks off this Saturday with the Downtown Culture Cruise, a ride to view some cool downtown properties and...
Forum: Texas
05-27-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By bikinpolitico

2nd Austin on Two Wheels social ride series announced for June

In a followup to our popular Spring Urban Living Rides, Keith Byrd and I have teamed up again to put together a new five ride series for summer. The Discover the City on Two Wheels Summer Social Ride...
Forum: Texas
04-20-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By bikinpolitico

Boggy Creek Farm Picnic Ride This Saturday

This Saturday is Austin on Two Wheel's Boggy Creek Farm Picnic Tour (http://livingontwowheels.org/boggycreek.html), the second (formerly third until we rescheduled the Pampered Pedal...
Forum: Texas
04-14-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By bikinpolitico

Pampered Pedal this Sat, Apr 17 in Austin

Last Saturday, we had over 50 people join us for the Taste of Downtown Tour with folks in their 20s to an 80 year old rider. The cyclotourists from the Path Less Pedaled also joined us, and the...
Forum: Texas
04-14-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By bikinpolitico

Last Saturday, we had over 50 people join us for...

Last Saturday, we had over 50 people join us for the Taste of Downtown Tour with folks in their 20s to an 80 year old rider. The cyclotourists from the Path Less Pedaled (http://pathlesspedaled.com/)...
Forum: Texas
04-07-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By bikinpolitico

Taste of Downtown Tour this Saturday, April 10 in Austin

I just wanted to let everyone know about the Taste of Downtown Tour my site is presenting this Saturday afternoon: http://livingontwowheels.org. This is the first in a three part social ride series I...
11-17-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By bikinpolitico

C-dale offers up Dutchess urban concept bike (Xpost from Commuting)

Interesting modern take on the Dutch city bike design.

http://austinontwowheels.org/2009/11/17/cannondale-enters-city-bike-fray-with-dutchess-concept-bike/

No word on whether this will ever be...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By bikinpolitico

C-dale offers up Dutchess urban concept bike

Interesting modern take on the Dutch city bike design.

http://austinontwowheels.org/2009/11/17/cannondale-enters-city-bike-fray-with-dutchess-concept-bike/

No word on whether this will ever be...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-20-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By bikinpolitico

The only equipment you truly need to make a well...

The only equipment you truly need to make a well aligned frame is a surface plate/alignment table and well trued wheels. Explaining how to do that is beyond the scope of a forum post and best shown...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-19-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By bikinpolitico

Texas Custom Bicycle Show this weekend in Austin

I posted this a while back in the Texas section, but in case there are any frame builders, people interested in becoming builders, or those just interested in finely crafted hand made bikes, here's...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-19-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By bikinpolitico

Take a look at my write up of Doug Fattic's...

Take a look at my write up of Doug Fattic's class: http://austinontwowheels.org/austin-bike-industry/doug-fattic-framebuilding-class/.

Less expensive than UBI and a bit more flexible in teaching...
Forum: Texas
10-19-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By bikinpolitico

Just a quick bump on this to remind everyone the...

Just a quick bump on this to remind everyone the Texas Custom Bicycle Show is this weekend. Also, the Friday time in the original post was incorrect. Friday will be Noon- 7 PM.
Forum: Texas
09-14-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By bikinpolitico

Austin Framebuilders Happy Hour scheduled for Mon, Sept 21

As a lead up to the Texas Custom Bicycle Show (Oct 23-25), I've been working with the other Austin frame builders to put on a frame builder's happy hour, Monday, September 21 as a little preview of...
Forum: Texas
09-10-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By bikinpolitico

I forgot to mention the show is free, and we've...

I forgot to mention the show is free, and we've set up a Facebook page for the show as well (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Custom-Bicycle-Show/135642486262?ref=mf). Join as a fan if you want...
Forum: Texas
09-09-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By bikinpolitico

Texas Custom Bicycle Show set for Oct 23-25 in Austin

This is just a heads up to put on your calendar. I'm helping to organize and promote the Texas Custom Bicycle Show with the founder, Glenn Thompson of Daltex Bikes. The exhibition will be a show...
Forum: Triathlon
03-11-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By bikinpolitico

Danskin Organizers start Trek Women's Triathlon

For any female triathletes looking to do the Danskin, you might want to look at the Trek Women's Triathlon again. All the people that put on the Danskin left to start this series.

I interviewed...
02-19-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By bikinpolitico

The Big Dummy is a unified frame from Surly that...

The Big Dummy is a unified frame from Surly that accepts Xtracycle components. It is a good choice, but not the only one. The Free Radical Kit from Xtracycle allows you to convert most 26" and 700c...
02-19-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By bikinpolitico

Couple of thoughts: - If you are having...

Couple of thoughts:

- If you are having doubles, try parking your car inconveniently far away at a friend's house for a month before you get rid of it. My mother did this before going car free. It...
02-19-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By bikinpolitico

Whoop!

Whoop!
Forum: Texas
02-19-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By bikinpolitico

Sounds like he'll be in News of the Weird...

Sounds like he'll be in News of the Weird (http://www.newsoftheweird.com/) in the near future.
Forum: Texas
02-19-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By bikinpolitico

Yes, dougmc, you are correct. These are alleged...

Yes, dougmc, you are correct. These are alleged crimes. No one has been convicted of anything, though it seems the case behind Clayton is pretty strong. We'll see if Layne was in on it or got taken...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By bikinpolitico

There was a correlation between bikes being...

There was a correlation between bikes being stolen and James Clayton competing in races.

Rumor has it that Clayton used to go to triathlons all suited up like a competitor, find a high end bike he...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By bikinpolitico

Yeah, the radio interview you reference is...

Yeah, the radio interview you reference is bizarre. He sounds like a complete con man.
Forum: Triathlon
02-19-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By bikinpolitico

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice. ...

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice.

http://austinontwowheels.org/2009/02/19/the-james-clayton-saga-continues-with-the-arrest-of-layne-severson/
...
02-19-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By bikinpolitico

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice. ...

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice.

http://austinontwowheels.org/2009/02/19/the-james-clayton-saga-continues-with-the-arrest-of-layne-severson/
...
Forum: Texas
02-19-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By bikinpolitico

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice. ...

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice.

http://austinontwowheels.org/2009/02/19/the-james-clayton-saga-continues-with-the-arrest-of-layne-severson/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By bikinpolitico

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice. ...

Looks like Clayton had an accomplice.

http://austinontwowheels.org/2009/02/19/the-james-clayton-saga-continues-with-the-arrest-of-layne-severson/
...
02-17-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By bikinpolitico

I agree with what's been stated. Out of all the...

I agree with what's been stated. Out of all the cargo bikes I've ridden, only the Xtracycle handles like a standard bike unloaded (heavily loaded, it handles like most cargo bikes, stable but you...
02-17-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By bikinpolitico

Actually, it is rated to more like 600 pounds....

Actually, it is rated to more like 600 pounds. 271 kilos referred to in its name converts to 597.5 pounds.
02-17-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By bikinpolitico

2 adults are possible. I'm not sure how comfy...

2 adults are possible. I'm not sure how comfy your feet will be. Maybe I'll swing by and see if I can try it with 2 adults.

My original story mentioned a 24" back wheel. That was a typo. It's 20"....
02-16-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By bikinpolitico

I too wrote a review here:...

I too wrote a review here: http://austinontwowheels.org/2009/02/15/review-a-first-look-at-the-madsen-bucket-cargo-bike/
02-16-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By bikinpolitico

Well, there is a difference between what it is...

Well, there is a difference between what it is capable of and what you'd actually want to do!

The rear wheel size is in fact 20". That was a typo that I've fixed. Thanks.
02-15-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By bikinpolitico

So I finally got to ride one of these this...

So I finally got to ride one of these this weekend, and I liked it quiet a bit. It takes the best qualities of the Xtracycle and Bakfiets and puts them in one design.

More of my review here:...
02-05-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By bikinpolitico

I attended a press conference at Austin Police...

I attended a press conference at Austin Police Department today with more info about this case. He had been stealing bikes since 2006 after fleeing Arizona on similar charges. They recovered about 20...
Forum: Triathlon
02-05-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By bikinpolitico

I attended a press conference at Austin Police...

I attended a press conference at Austin Police Department today with more info about this case. He had been stealing bikes since 2006 after fleeing Arizona on similar charges. They recovered about 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By bikinpolitico

I attended a press conference at Austin Police...

I attended a press conference at Austin Police Department today with more info about this case. He had been stealing bikes since 2006 after fleeing Arizona on similar charges. They recovered about 20...
Forum: Texas
02-05-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By bikinpolitico

I attended a press conference at Austin Police...

I attended a press conference at Austin Police Department today with more info about this case. He had been stealing bikes since 2006 after fleeing Arizona on similar charges. They recovered about 20...
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