Via Bicycle Retailer:
ASI says it owns the worldwide rights to the Roubaix trademark — it’s had a Fuji Roubaix road bike model in its lineup since 1992 — and has licensed it to Specialized since 2003. ASI’s Pat Cunnane said the company has no problem with retailer Dan Richter using the name on his store, Cafe Roubaix.
Costumes encouraged, partying mandatory, rules optional. Bilenky Junkyard Cross is a less-than-formal bike race through the junkyard behind Bilenky Cycle Works in Philadelphia. The 8th annual event was held this past Saturday in conjunction with the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships, acting as a qualifier for the main event. Ripping through the aisles of the junkyard, over a car and through a van riders raced in heats of about 15 a piece to vie for spots in the men’s and women’s SSCXWC main event. A near perfect event, though you may not want to jump your ‘cross bike over the junked car.
We’re down to those last few wintry weeks of the year, and if the chill in the air has kept you inside, don’t fret—Urban Velo issue #40 is now available online. What’s inside our last issue of 2013?
- First, we took a look at how people are using helmet cameras to catch bad drivers in the act.
- Matt Kabik gives us the full rundown from WHBPC 2013.
- And if you’ve ever had contentions about pedal threading, Brad’s latest tech article should lay those all to rest.
And in case you’ve been caught up in things like family, finals, or Strava challenges, here’s a few things you won’t want to miss:
- Johnny Coast is crafting beautiful single speed road bikes for Coast Cycles out in Brooklyn.
- FBM unleashes the Ballista polo frameset; River City Bicycles wants to give your bike a reacharound (fender bracket, that is); and Boombotix wants you to mount this hardware onto your handlebars so the music is front and center on your next ride.
- State Bicycle Co. is celebrating the holidays with this Home Alone Christmas Catalog, Wolfpack takes the heat to the track in a brand new race format lovingly dubbed “All Out War,” and watch as one crazy dude rides his bike downhill backwards.
If you’re Philly-bound for SSCXW and Bandit ‘Cross this weekend, we’ll see you out there! If you won’t be joining us this weekend, bundle up and keep the rubber side down.
On Sunday, November 24th, 2013, 40 riders in Charlotte, NC took part in a Cranksgiving charity alleycat. They collected 834 lbs of food in 2 hours, donating it to Food Not Bombs Charlotte and Second Harvest Food Bank.
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