Archive for October, 2008

A Seven For Kevin

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I took the old parts off of Kevin’s Klein and gave them a much better place to call home.  Kevin is a big dude and this frame is SOLID!  He can’t be happier.  We added the FSA carbon cranks as the old 600 arms were falling off.

Thanks Kev!

J_

Light & Motion Steps up the LED light game

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

We are once again stocking all the Light & Motion LED lighting systems.  It cam as a surrise to me that they totally dumper the HID lights but when I tested the SECA 700 I saw why.  They are brighter for sure.

LED


LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Simply put, it’s a special piece of electronic hardware that turns electrical current into light. A key advantage of LED lighting is its high efficiency, as measured by its light output per unit power input. Another advantage is the fact that LED’s are “Solid-State” devices. This means that they are based on semiconductors like the ‘chip’ in a computer, and contain no moving parts. Because LED’s are solid-state devices, they have much longer service lives than traditional bulbs (halogen) or bulb/ballast units (HID).

Yet another bonus with LED’s is their ability to withstand external shock, making them ideal for cycling and other outdoor activities. The fact that they light up quickly and have virtually no warm-up cycle is also helpful.

The big challenge with LEDs is managing the heat. Unlike Halogen and HID, LED’s are very sensitive to internal temperatures. Great care must be taken to design an effective heatsink. We optimize our heatsinks for cycling, and in the event that the light gets too hot, we use software to protect the LEDs – ensuring your light will last a long time.

http://www.bicycling.com/gear/detail/0,7989,s1-14-30-1750-0,00.html


For a full run down have a look at their site:

www.bikelights.com

Lake Winter Shoes. Say Good-bye to cold Feet!

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Here is the Lake MXZ 302

Check out the new Vibram Sole.  It is Stiff and tough!

This season we are again stocking this shoe in the med and WIDE.

This is a serious shoe for some cold days.   We have played with toe warmers, booties, plastic bags, fancy sox..etc.. But Nothing has come close to this shoe.

Think what you would pay not to have cold feet??

**Note**.. While Lake also makes a Road version, we find that most folks go for the mt and use it for both.

Closure: BOA® push/pull lacing system with improved heel hold.  Internal heel and pad straps are integrated into the BOA reel and lace system. As the closure is tightened the heel strap locks your foot into place to avoid slip.Push/Pull BOA® provides easy closure and adjustment.

Upper: Water resistant Pittards® WR100 leather upper with neoprene cuff.
2-piece lace overflap for improved seal and ankle fit. A Full Outlast® temperature regulating liner, 3M Thinsulate™ toebox lining and a Thermosol composite insulating insole provides superior warmth. Increased reflective for increased winter visibility.

Compatibility/Drilling: SPD two-hole

Sizes: 39-48, whole sizes only

sizes:37-50 regular and wide.
whole sizes only

You are looking at the warmest feet that money can buy.


Lost in Brazil

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Longtime Customer and good freind Bill Dix has made a home in Brazil.  In this photo he poses with his Seven Axiom that I built him years ago.   Ride Safe bill!!

J_

Bell VOLT is here!!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

FINALLY!!

So I am a huge fan of the fit and function of Bell helmets.   A long while back I saw some spy shots of this helmet and I knew it was going to be a winner.  We sell both Bell and Giro but I have always thought that bell offered more for the money as well as a better fit.  This helmet continues that trend.

This year the volt comes with a visor.  So it is basically both a road and MT helmet in one.

Stop by and try it on.

There are a LOT of good color choices and a very good fit.

Here is the data:

Bell strikes with electromotive force this summer debuting the all-new Volt, an amazing combination of massive ventilation, svelte weight, and high-tech comfort. Eleven frontal vents corral massive amounts of air with the help of the Volt’s custom-sculpted Composite Fiber Intakes (CFI) which direct flow to the helmet’s internal StreamJet Ventilation™ channels. Rearward exhaust ports and the moisture-wicking X-Static™ padding work in tandem to help keep the rider cool and dry. The Volt is made even more comfortable by Bell’s next-generation Twin Axis Gear™ (TAG) fit system that allows riders to both dial in the exact fit, as well as adjust the mechanism’s horizontal position on the back of the head. Designed to be used on- or off-road, the Volt features Bell’s removable Variable Position Visor™ (VPV) and will debut simultaneously at the 2008 Tour de France and on the World Cup XC mountain bike circuit.


  • SIZES: Small: 51-55 cm, Medium: 55-59 cm, Large: 59-63 cm

    COLORS: Black/Carbon; Silver/White; Red/White; Blue/White; Team CSC Limited Edition; Team Credit Agricole Limited Edition

    WEIGHT: 280 grams – 9.9 oz (estimated)

    VENTS: 22 (11 front, 11 back)

    TECHNOLOGIES:

    – Fusion™ In-Mold Microshell bonds EPS foam to shell for durability

    – CFI™ composite construction directs airflow and reinforces helmet

    – TAG™ Fit System allows riders to both dial in the exact fit in two directions

    – VPV™ Visor is adjustable and removable for on- or off-road use

    – Thermodynamic X-Static™ Padding is quick-drying and anti-microbial

    – Internal Reinforcement cage fortifies helmet like rebar in concrete

    – StreamJet Ventilation™ internal airflow channels for maximum ventilation

    – Cam-lock™ Levers for easy strap adjustments

    – Registered Graphics for stunning visual appeal

    Visor Plugs are provided for a clean look when visor is removed

Hillybilly hustle

Monday, October 6th, 2008

We packed up the car and went to the 1st local Cross race of the season.  The race was in Elmer NJ.  Fred brought home 1st place in the c class.  The rest of us were about 2 minutes behind.  This was my 1st race ever.  It was mega fun although my lower back wasn’t super happy.  Cross is infectious.  Try it..

j-

 
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