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I Finally Took My Horrible Old Schwinn On Some Trails And It Instantly Exploded

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Photo: Raphael Orlove

Less than a mile into the trail, I crossed over a little plank bridge, over a small hump and then KERSNAP. I knew something was wrong, it just took me a minute to realize that two rather important parts of my bike had completely detached.

Illustration for article titled I Finally Took My Horrible Old Schwinn On Some Trails And It Instantly Exploded

Illustration for article titled I Finally Took My Horrible Old Schwinn On Some Trails And It Instantly Exploded

Illustration for article titled I Finally Took My Horrible Old Schwinn On Some Trails And It Instantly Exploded

I didn’t quite expect to love this bike, an ‘87 Schwinn Cimarron I venmo’d a guy $150 for across the country and had shipped home. The bars looked wrong. The drivetrain looked wrong. It didn’t come with eyelets on the fork, like Cimarrons are supposed to. But once I got the thing, put it together, started bombing park trails here around Brooklyn with it, I started to fall for the thing. It felt like a tough little bastard, and I couldn’t stop trying to bunny hop it off of every curb I could, launch it off of every jump

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Best Bikes for Commuting: How to Choose

Cargo bicycle commuter

Photographer: Bryan Banducci for Bloomberg Green

From versatile folding frames to go-anywhere gravel bikes, we’ll help you find the best models to get outside and moving again.

As Covid-19 reshapes our cities and way of life, many find the idea of cramming together on public transportation to be not just unpleasant, but a threat to their own health. Employees beginning to return to work are looking for alternatives. Enter the bicycle.

Thinking about skipping the train as you roll back into work this fall (or maybe for every season)? Cities around the world are investing in and encouraging cycling as an alternative to cars. Retailers can’t keep bikes in stock, and manufacturers are struggling to deliver everything from cheap hybrids to bicycle tubes. 

There are many types of bicycle, but the humble commuter is now taking center stage. The varieties of commuter bikes share two

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Retrotechtacular: How A Bicycle Is Made

Does your bicycle master boardwalk and quagmire with aplomb? If it was built by the Raleigh Bicycle Company, it ought to. This week’s Retrotechtacular is a 1945-era look into the start-to-finish production of a standard bicycle. At the time of filming, Raleigh had already been producing bicycles for nearly 60 years.

The film centers on a boy and his father discussing the purchase of a bicycle in the drawing office of the plant where a bicycle begins its life. The penny-farthing gets a brief mention so that the modern “safety model”—wherein the rider sits balanced between two wheels of equal size—can be compared. The pair are speaking with the chief designer about the model and the father inquires as to their manufacturing process.

We are given the complete story from frame to forks and from hubs to handlebars. The frame is forged from high-quality steel whose mettle is tested both

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Indian Motorcycle & Bike Shed MC Celebrate American Motorcycling with Exclusive Apparel Collection

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, and London’s iconic Bike Shed Motorcycle Club today announced a collaboration to launch an exclusive lineup of lifestyle apparel. Designed in celebration of motorcycles, motorcycle culture, and the soon-to-open Bike Shed Los Angeles destination, the co-branded collection includes a range of men’s and women’s shirts and hats, along with an exclusive BSMC x Indian Motorcycle sweatshirt and riding jersey. 

 

Brought together through shared values and the idea that there is no wrong way to appreciate motorcycling, Indian Motorcycle and Bike Shed Motorcycle Club believe in creating a welcoming environment for all riders. Whether riding the open road or hanging with friends, Indian Motorcycle and Bike Shed Motorcycle Club exist to fuel the passion of life on two wheels. The apparel collection was designed as a collaboration between the two brands and serves as a lifestyle expression for not only people who love motorcycles, but

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2021 Yeti ARC hardtail | carbon trail bike is a modern classic

When we say that this production version of the new ARC trail hardtail is more affordable, it is. Sort of. At least when compared to the massive £8,999 price tag of the limited-edition ARC that was recently announced to celebrate Yeti’s 35-year anniversary.

And while the anniversary edition of the bike is limited to just 100 units, there are no such availability issues with the standard ARC.

In fact, there are four different models to choose from in the UK and Europe, with prices ranging from £3,799 up to £5,199, plus an additional model above these available in the US and other territories that retails for $6,700.

But what does this modern classic look like now, and does it resemble the bike that was once piloted by legends such as Missy Giove and John Tomac?

2021 Yeti ARC hardtail mountain bike

The limited-edition model harks back to Yetis of old.
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Five things you need to

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First Look: 2021 BMC Twostroke XC Hardtails – Modern Geo & Reasonably Priced

The Olympics may have been postponed, but that hasn’t stopped a bumper crop of new cross-country bikes from being released this season. BMC’s Twostroke is the latest addition to the field, a bike that’s billed as “a new school hardtail with race-proven roots.”

The new school portion of the equation comes from the bike’s geometry numbers – it has a 67° head tube angle with a 100mm fork, a 75° seat tube angle, and a 465mm reach on a size large. Those numbers may not look that wild if you’re used to starting at enduro bike geometry charts, but they’re very progressive for a cross-country hardtail, where head angles in the 69° – 70° range are still common

Details

Frame: carbon or aluminum options
Wheel Size: 29″
Fork Travel: 100mm
Head Tube Angle: 67°
Seat tube angle: 75°
Chainstay length: 425mm
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Price: Aluminum: $1,199 –

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Why You Should Still Care About ‘Bicycle Thieves’

Neorealism was partly an aesthetic of necessity. Right after the war, money and equipment were in short supply, and the vast Cinecittà studio complex on the southern edge of Rome was a refugee camp. Cinecittà had been built by Mussolini as one monumental expression of his belief in the natural affinity between fascism and film. (The Venice Film Festival was another.) The leading lights of neorealism — including De Sica, a prominent actor before he took up directing — had started out working in Mussolini’s movie industry, which specialized in slick melodramas and high-society romances as well as propaganda.

While it is free of those genre trappings, “Bicycle Thieves” has a sometimes playful, sometimes poetic self-consciousness. The first work we see Antonio doing is hanging up a poster of Rita Hayworth, a sign that Hollywood is part of the Italian landscape. Within a few years, the import and export of

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The 15 Best Commuter Bikes, City Bikes, And E-Bikes Of 2020

bicycle on colorful background

Christine Giordano

Whether you’re commuting to work or making a grocery store run, bicycling can be one of the quickest (and most enjoyable!) ways to get from point A to point B. And, of course, it just so happens to be a great workout and one of the most environmentally-friendly ways to travel in the game. Well, if you’ve got the right set of wheels, that is.

Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or haven’t ridden a bike (aside from the stationary bike) since middle school, biking around your town (or city) is easiest done with a commuter bike.

Unlike speedy-looking road bikes, commuter bikes are generally pretty simple and comfortable. No cushioned bike shorts or crouchy, aerodynamic position necessary. These bikes feel nice and sturdy, so you can handle any potholes and bumpy roads that come your way, too.

Of course, if you really want to get to

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the Newport man injured in horrendous bike accident who now races cars

Andrew Tucker of Team Brit car racing

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As Andrew Tucker held the trophy in his hands, he could scarcely believe how far he’d come since a motorbike accident had threatened to destroy his life seven years ago.

The Newport native was riding his motorbike to his heavy metal band’s practice in January 2013 when a car collided with him while he was stationary at traffic lights, causing him serious injuries.

Andrew tore the ACL in his knee, which required partial reconstruction, and has an inverted right ankle, muscle damage to his lower leg and a large piece of muscle has had to be removed from the back of his calf.

For bike-mad Andrew, the accident threatened to derail all his passions; obsessed with bikes since he got his first aged 12, he had converted motorbikes at home and always jumped at the chance to rent

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The best Flash games

Flash games may be the epitome of wasting time, but there’s no denying their appeal when you have five minutes to spare and a thirst for something more than a cursory glance at Twitter or Facebook. (And is it really a waste of time if you’re having fun?) They’ve come a long way from their humble, vector-based beginnings, finding a home on websites like Newgrounds, Kongregate, and Addicting Games, among other popular sites, while becoming increasingly more complex and fully-featured.

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