Archive for February, 2011

Two Things Before Spring; Seed Exchange, Bikes Ready

Specimens of both can be seen in this photo.   You might be thinking about the seeds which you hope to help germinate soon.  Maybe your mind keeps gravitating to favorite roads you enjoy riding during the Spring budding season… Last year, some friends and I started keeping seeds in the bike shop and exchanging […]

Last Week of Feb.

    This week’s calendar is full of events and socials. I’ll list what I know; speak up with other options/invites… Tonight:  Active Transportation Social in Logan Square 7-9pm  fb Tuesday- Thursday:  Yojimbo’s Garage is closed Thursday:  Bog Sprints, indoor roller races @ 3421 S Federal Ave.  8-11pm  fb Thursday – Saturday: The Bicycle Film […]

Pedal Update and Ed Rudolph Warm-up

photo: Ben Fietz rider: Jeff Perkins track: Ed Rudolph As an appendix to the previous post– today’s featured photos show the track pedal upgrade in two environments: in use at the track and at home for a closer look. The first photo is a favorite contribution from Ben (thanks!).  The event is the Keirin and […]

Track Pedal Upgrade and Wed Foo

Clipless pedals can often be upgraded with auxiliary toeclip strap eyelets, allowing you to use toe straps for extra security.  Some choose this method on the track where a “solid feel” and efficient power transfer during sprints is desired. I’ve upgraded many pedals this way and you’re welcome to consult me on this option. The velodrome racing […]

Saint Myrna Pullin di Hippeastrum

I was on a secret mission in Rockford last week and noticed a friend’s mother had been blooming some amazing flowers in her home.  The bulbs were the size of baseballs, partially exposed above the soil with thick shoots a couple feet long in some cases, which exploded into nice, healthy tropical flowers.  I was […]

Reminder- New Shop Hours

Just a reminder- New shop hours go into effect this week. Also- Everything is on sale, 25-65% off, including the Colnago track frame seen above. In addition, I’ve set up a page on facebook.  I can’t request more friends at the moment but you’re invited to solicit my friendship 😉

Site Set-up and Design

Two guys helped extensively with this web site; I can’t thank them enough. Pip Potter is currently spending a year in Kisumu, Kenya helping his wife as she works toward her Phd. and trying to hook up with local mountain bike rides. John Cline is Chicago based but travels around to work on computer systems, play music […]

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