Power Tool Drag Races

April 17, 2019 Dave McLaughlin 0

1970’s Schwinn Krate prepared for the Power Tool Drag Races. Yes, Power Tool Drag Races where the only rule was that power source originated from a “hand operated” power tool, in this case a 125cc Husqvarna chainsaw motor. After suffering defeat to @broncobrawler in a photo finish the year this […]

1985 NORBA Nationals

April 5, 2019 Dave McLaughlin 0

Thanks to Dean Bradley we bring you this shot from the start line of the 1985 NORBA Nationals, held in a burnt out field in Santa Barbara, CA. As you can see, all the big stars are in attendance on their cutting edge equipment. As was par for the course […]

Pink Specialized Stumpjumper

Pink Stumpjumper

March 26, 2019 Dave McLaughlin 1

This shot is from the Gant Challenge race in Chicago’s Lincoln Park back in 1984. The bike pictured is the first Team (pink) Stumpjumper ever built. It was custom made for me by Jim Merz with Tange tubing and raced with 26×1.75” tires. When I joined Specialized/Team Stumpjumper, the bikes […]

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Matter Cycles NAHBS 2016

March 3, 2016 Rob 0

I have an older Santa Cruz Heckler and continue to be a fan simple, single pivot designs. The Heckler is also my only non-steel bike. So I was pretty stoked to see the TwoStroke by Matter Cycles–an all-steel single pivot long-travel 27.5er. This is owner/builder Collin Schaafsma’s personal working prototype, […]

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Rock Lobster Single Speed Cross Bike

February 15, 2016 Rob 0

Check out this killer orange Rock Lobster that was just featured on The Radavist. Campy drivetrain plus Paul stopping power plus Ritchey stuff. Dig it.

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2016 NAHBS Preview: lov bikes

February 12, 2016 Rob 0

Lov bikes have some of the coolest paint jobs out there right now. These wild carbon creations are hand made in Eagle, Colorado. Be sure to read this new interview with Nate Picklo of lov bikes over at Bike Rumor. Can’t wait to see these in person at NAHBS in just two […]

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LeMond Washoe

January 19, 2016 Rob 1

A few days ago I posted about the new Masi Legacy Grand Criterium. Well here’s another American-made frame at the same price point with a legendary name and a painted-to-match Enve fork: the LeMond Washoe. This is Greg’s first offering since he parted ways with Trek and it looks pretty cool. The Reynolds 853 […]

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All American Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel

January 14, 2016 Rob 0

I was looking for an all-American, red, white and blue bike for the header image for this blog. I don’t think I could do much better than this awesome Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel featured over at NYC Velo. Looks great with the red Chris King headset and red White Industries hubs! I’ll get a better […]

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Fat Chance is Back!

January 11, 2016 Rob 0

Chris Change is back in the bike business, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has released 27.5 and 29er versions of the venerable Yo Eddy! Order yours today! Oh, and Domesticbikes.com is back, too! (After a five year hiatus.) Check back for frequently updated content!