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Bianchi Impulso Allroad
You can call it a gravel bike, but this one is for roadways and trails made of asphalt, gravel, cobblestones, dirt, wooden boards, bricks or cement.
The 40mm wide tires will feel stable and squishy (yet still pretty fast) regardless of the road surface. The wide but shallow drop bars should make you feel comfortable and in control wherever you roll, and the Shimano 105 and GRX component mix should work well enough that you forget about the parts on your bike and just enjoy the ride.
If you want this bike for commuting or long-distance touring, fenders and racks fit just fine (in fact there are hidden holes where the fender struts slide in and secure).
Classic Cycle Coffee Mugs
This mug is better than a Pinarello Dogma racing bike.
The Classic Cycle diner mug is dishwasher safe, the Dogma isn’t.
Carbon fiber tubing will melt in the microwave, while this ceramic mug isn’t bothered in the slightest.
The Pinarello will set you back $12,000 dollars, but our coffee mug is a bargain at just ten bucks.
You can’t drink tea out of an Italian racing bike, whereas this mug is perfect for the job.
Our mug will also preserve your dignity, as it clearly states that the user is not “old” per se, but truly “classic”. The Dogma will just make you feel old.
We use received a new batch of mugs, in white as well as natural colored ceramic, and we have pint glasses too!
This is a great bike for century rides, long commutes, short commutes, dirt roads, gravel paths and just regular road rides with your friends.
This is a bike designed perfectly for the vast majority of Pacific Northwest riders.
If you can get over your whole “I might need a bike for a triathlon someday” delusion, this is the bike for you. Fenders and cromoly tubing may not be very aerodynamic, but they sure make your bike ride a pleasant experience.
This bike has randoneering frame geometry, meaning that it’s a road bike with touring geometry that has been tweaked just a bit. The bike is comfortable for really long rides, and it will carry all of your gear without becoming too squirrely. The wheels are the 650b size with 47mm wide tires and Masi has still managed to fit fenders on the bike. The frame is made out of cromoly steel, which delivers a springy, compliant ride quality.
The Randonneur has everything you want. It comes with stainless steel fenders, a compact crank (with a 32/48 tooth gear range), classic style, Shimano Tiagra components and TRP cable-actuated disc brakes.
I just said the Randonneur has everything that you want. If I’m wrong about that, and what you want includes a really bright generator headlight and Shimano 105 components, then check out the Randonneur Elite.
The dynamo light puts out what looks like 1000 lumens, certainly enough light to make you swear off rechargeable lights for good. The Shimano 105 parts pack an extra cog onto the rear hub (compared to the Tiagra 10-speed stuff) and you get an even lower low gear.
Velo Orange Polyvalent
Gravel! Disc Brakes! Steel! Retro! 650b!
Oh my god, there are so many bicycle buzzwords today. If you’d like a bike that has them all (except “electric”), consider this Velo Orange Polyvalent.
It rides beautifully loaded down with stuff as well as bare bones like you see it in our photo. The bike is actually cool (sorry Rivendell, no matter how hard you try nobody will ever consider your bikes or tan corduroy pants cool), and the attention to detail is fantastic.
Velo Orange has all of the attachment points and frame angles figured out to make touring a breeze. The tubing is nice quality, so the bike ends up a bit lighter than a Surly (and the finish is better looking and more durable as well).
Available as a frameset or a complete bike.
Kiel Reijnen in the news
It’s of course more fun to be in the news when you win a big bike race. Oh well, any publicity is good publicity. Here’s an CyclingNews article about Kiel and why he’s not winning stages at the Tour of Utah:
Bicycle coloring book
We didn’t commission this book, but we should have.
This is The Classic Bicycle Coloring Book by Taliah Lempert. It has racing bikes, balloon-tire bikes and track bikes in it for you to color and enjoy. It’s a great gift for the intermediate to advanced colorer, and if you haven’t colored in 30 years or so, it’s a great reintroduction to one of your favorite pastimes as a kid.