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Reflective Rims and Internally Geared Hubs

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Shimano Alfine and Velocity Halo Dyad

Shimano Alfine and Velocity Halo Dyad

A set of wheels are in for review and in the midst of getting installed on the famous Salsa Casseroll.   Utilizing a Shimano Alfine groupset I have been piecing together in the past 6 months, and the new Velocity Dyad Halo reflective rims.

The wheels and review are also based all around the Shimano Alfine groupset, as I’ve been interested in internally geared hubs (IGH) since trying the Civia Loring with SRAM i-Motion.  Combine the IGH and a Dynamo front hub for a motion powered front light.

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An Introduction to the 2013 Swobo Fillmore

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A guest post by Laura of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA

I love a good mountain bike ride, but if I can’t make it out of the city, there are few things better than cruising around town on a beautiful, warm day with a great bike underneath you.  Atlanta had it’s first glimpse of spring this past weekend.  It was sunny, almost 70 degrees, just a little breezy, and quite literally the perfect day for city cycling.  I had several errands to run and was looking forward to being out and about on a new machine.

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Bike Builds in Queue & Beyond

0 Ridley Bikes Orion Demo

Have a few bike builds on tap right now since traveling and demoing bikes is part of my day job, along with trying to enjoy cycling as much as possible.

Surly Karate Monkey with Internally Geared Hub

I’m going to be trying out a Shimano Alfine rear 8-speed hub on a 29er mountain bike, that will be mountain biked hard. Everything is built, just need a rear 160mm centerlock disc rotor for the back wheel. Can’t really mountain bike with only a front brake! (This is an 18″ and on my older Karate Monkey frame)

Surly Karate Monkey Single Speed

16″ Karate Monkey should be delivered tomorrow that I’ll be putting a RockShox Reba RL on the front. Trying to convert more and more women to 29ers and hopefully single speeds!

Surly Pugsley Fat Bike

You’ve seen the pictures. 18″ Fat bike that I’m lending to shops in the area to get folks interested and going ga-ga over.

Ridley Orion

Dropped off the parts this morning for my goto mechanic (when I don’t have time) to build up a medium Orion with Shimano Ultegra and Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels.

Salsa Spearfish

My goto mountain bike right now, short travel, big wheels, and orange!

Salsa Mukluk

Another fatbike that is living currently in SC to help take over the dirt road centuries!

Salsa El Mariachi

You’ve seen the photos of the Mariachi’s. Dominate with the alternator drop out. Single speed, geared – it don’t matter – just do it.

Commuter Bike: The Salsa Casseroll

0 Salsa Casseroll Commuter Bike

I’ve done tons of posts elsewhere in the web about the Salsa Casseroll.  It could be one of the most universal bikes I have ever purchased (besides the Surly Karate Monkey.)  Geared, internally geared, single, drop bars, flat bars, rear rack, no rack, chainguard, mud flaps, and the list of what this bike frame can do is endless.

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