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A Really Long Cargo Bike We Spotted in Tucson, AZ.

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While in Tucson we saw a rather odd cargo bike coming at us. The guy behind the helm was a familiar face that we often see out there. last time we saw him (forgot his name) he had made himself a mountain bike using 36” wheels (36er). It was an absolute monster and really cool. Well, I think his new project tops that by quite a bit. It has 36” wheels and it’s set up with a couch that doubles as a cargo area. It also has an umbrella, and an Xtracycle bag setup, and a trailer behind the Xtracycle. This thing has got to be close to 30ft long. To top it off it’s a single speed! He said he’s got it geared pretty mellow so that his average speed ends up being about 8mph. Tucson is pretty flat so it works out great for him. How cool would it be to cruise around on that couch on a hot summer evening. Leave it to Tucson to think outside the box like this. There’s no shortage of creativity there. Continue reading “A Really Long Cargo Bike We Spotted in Tucson, AZ.” »

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Pictures From Our Trip to Arizona, AZ.

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These are miscellaneous photos I took during our trip to Arizona. Some of the places we visited are Tucson, Tombstone and Bisbee. During our stay in Tucson we visited a few frame builders and collectors. These sets will be posted within the next couple days. We saw a lot of cool stuff and Arizona was actually pretty fun and filled with bicycle culture. Continue reading “Pictures From Our Trip to Arizona, AZ.” »

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New in shop: Peugeot Mixte!

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This is our latest Mixte project. We stripped and powder coated the frame and applied new decals, gave it an awesome embossed Brooks saddle, Honjo fenders, Velo Orange racks and cork grips. This is the ultimate vintage Mixte.

This bike is for sale alongside many other mixte frames and complete bikes. Email us at info@velocult.com Continue reading “New in shop: Peugeot Mixte!” »

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Refinished Silca Floor Pump

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I wish I would have taken more detailed “before” pictures because this thing was rusty, falling apart and didn’t even pump air. The handle was sanded and coated with shellac. Then the pump tube was sanded down and clear coated. Then the base was sanded, filed and painted. Lastly, the brass piece that connects the hose and gauge was filed, sanded and buffed. I could have gone all the way and replaced the gauge and hose but they work fine and this was just for fun anyway. Continue reading “Refinished Silca Floor Pump” »

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Pictures from Food Inc. Screening

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Many thanks to Citizen Video, The Linkery, Suzie’s Farm, and everyone who came and for making this a great event. Continue reading “Pictures from Food Inc. Screening” »

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Miscellaneous Photos from October 2009

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Chris King Cielo

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There is a long but historically significant story attached to this bike. I contacted original owner, Chris King, Joe Breeze, Ken Beach, and Rodriguez tandems trying to bring the history of this bike together. Continue reading “Chris King Cielo” »

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Hauling Two Kegs With A Bicycle

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Yesterday I decided to return two of the Fat Tire kegs that we had emptied at the shop. I figured this was a great time to pull out the ol’ workhorse Xtracycle. The kegs were empty but still heavy. Continue reading “Hauling Two Kegs With A Bicycle” »

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Trip to Colorado

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My wife and I recently took a trip to Colorado. These are pictures of the places we visited. Most of the pictures are from the Boulder and Fort Collins area at places like the New Belgium Brewery and various shops like College Bicycles and the Bike Library. Continue reading “Trip to Colorado” »

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Boulder Indoor Velodrome

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