Friday, April 25, 2008

Bike Soccer

Fixed Gear Soccer

Soccer that's played the wheely way | The Japan Times Online

Soccer that's played the wheely way | The Japan Times Online: "Soccer that's played the wheely way

Staff writer

I like soccer. I like to watch it. I even tried to play it a few times when I was a kid, though I was not good at sports that didn't require me to use my hands, so I switched to tennis and basketball. But I can imagine how skillful you have to be to play football well, and how much fun and how exciting all that passing and dribbling and tackling and shooting must be if you are good at it."

Fixed-Gear Bikes an Urban Fixture

Fixed-Gear Bikes an Urban Fixture: "Fixed-Gear Bikes an Urban Fixture
Ryan Singel Email 04.07.05 | 2:00 AM

Jim Wirtanen spent 12 years as a bike messenger dodging buses and cabs on the streets of Boston. He earned the name 'Deadguy' after being hit by a speeding Lincoln Continental on the third week of the job. The collision threw him 40 feet across an intersection and he hit his head on a light pole.

Wirtanen recovered, returned to messaging and for the last 6 years of his career, delivered packages and legal documents using a brakeless, single-speed bike known as a track bike.

Though a bike with no brakes sounds insane to many, Wirtanen swears by it.

'Basically, a track bike is the perfect invention,' said Wirtanen, who now works as a mechanic at Harris Cyclery. 'You can't make it any better.'"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Muni First Impression

Got the SUN XL Unicycle home filled the Huge Volume Tire. Put the pedals on (cheap plastic) and rode around the block. Good was the huge 20 X 4.5 inch tire. It will be a lot of fun to ride when I get used to all that rubber on the ground. Not to easy to turn. So I added alot more air and took it out on a trail in the woods behind my house. Again alot of fun but the cranks are way to short and I cannot move this heavy wheel very easy. So I will have to get longer cranks and I know has um cheap for $ 20 - 30 a pair. In the mean time for comparison I added an old pair of 170 mm
cranks ( they look funny and If I were to keep them would need to grind off the chain ring arms on the drive side. I did try to ride it abit but the long arms are strange but much easier to get the wheel moving. I will do some research on crank length vrs wheel size before I bother to order any size. I really wanted to get in a Road ride before the rain hit this morning so I put the MUNI away and rode about 7 miles on the Lemond Fillmore with the new Velocity Deep V wheels and those sealed bearing hubs are really nice. More on the Fillmore and the Muni later.........

Monday, April 14, 2008

Bikes , Parts , Frames SWAP in CT May 2008 ???

Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, and Traffic

Park Street Commuter Lot off of Daniels Farms Road Exit Route 25 in Trumbull. Anybody think a Bike Swap Meet on 2nd Saturday in May would get support ? We all have lots of bikes and parts !!

My newest Fixed gear off road Ride SUN XL Unicyle

I have been riding a Schwinn Unicycle S7 24 inch Uni since the 1970's. Never been able to find S7 Tire with any width so off road riding has never been attempted. I an gonna try this SUN XL 20" x 4.5"tire entry level off road Unicycle on the cheap off Ebay and if I like it I may look at the Torker or Nimbus MUNI's out there.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Clips: Walking Bike, Perfect Use For Old Keds, Jordans

Clips: Walking Bike, Perfect Use For Old Keds, Jordans: "We're not going to oversell this one. It's a bike. And it's had the wheels replaced by spokes tipped with shoes. In other words, it's quite possible the greatest invention ever."

I wonder if this is a FG or SS :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Oddsmakers like Red Wings to win Stanley Cup - Sports Rumors - NHL - Yahoo! Sports

Oddsmakers like Red Wings to win Stanley Cup - Sports Rumors - NHL - Yahoo! Sports: "Oddsmakers like Red Wings to win Stanley Cup

It has been a decade since the NHL had a team repeat as Stanley Cup champion and most Las Vegas oddsmakers give the Ducks a good chance of ending that drought this season.

The Detroit Red Wings, who had the league's best record during the regular season, are the consensus favorites at 3-1, followed by the San Jose Sharks, who are listed at 9-2, according to

Then comes the Ducks, who are grouped with the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins on most sportsbooks with odds ranging from 6-1 to 10-1. Although the Ducks are not the overall favorite, they have a decent chance of matching Detroit's back-to-back championship teams of 1997 and 1998. At, they are listed at 6-1 to repeat."

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Looks can be deceiving. This applies to Man and Bike alike.

Funny how I spend more time riding my old steel fixed beater bikes over new sexier technology road & mountain bikes. All those years waiting to upgrade to carbon or Ti, yet the old steel beater still gets ridden the most.

Lemond Fillmore and Trek 510 022 ishiwata

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

How To: Make a Bottle Opener Out of a Cassette | Blue Collar Mountain Biking

How To: Make a Bottle Opener Out of a Cassette | Blue Collar Mountain Biking: "How To: Make a Bottle Opener Out of a Cassette
February 20th, 2008 by JoelGuelph

Need a bottle opener? Need a DIY gift? Make a bottle opener out an old cassette and a chain or just an old cassette."