Show #366 – September 23.2017...

Sep 21, 2017 by

http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-09-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Steve Frothingham; Don Ferris (encore); Eric Barber (encore) It’s Interbike 2017 and so, I’ve snagged Steve Frothingham, the online editor for Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to tell us about the show, the product categories that are trending, and the move to Reno for 2018. Then, since Brian and I are in Boston for the Builder’s Ball, I’ve dipped into the Outspoken Cyclist’s archives to pull out a couple of past conversations. First one is with Anvil Bike Works‘ Don Ferris. He’s funny, smart, and full of great information. Builders look to him for the finest in tooling as well as his knowledge of his craft. I also pulled up the conversation with Eric Barber from Copenhagen Wheel. Since they are the “gold” sponsor...

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Anvil Bikeworks – Don Ferris...

Apr 23, 2014 by

I know I like to get my whine on once in a while about standards or some such but nevertheless I’m constantly amazed at how today’s bespoke/custom builders rise to the challenge. And how rising to the challenge so often goes unnoticed to the masses. This is going to be long & ugly…. For those folks who aren’t intimately familiar with NAHBS, don’t bother reading any further. This year at NAHBS I had a reality driven home that I always “knew” but never really had made so crystal clear. There were many great bikes at NAHBS Charlotte, really great bikes. The bar is set so high that it’s easy for your eyes to roll back trying to get your mind around it all. With that said, in my booth I had the honor of...

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Show #99 – July 21, 2012

Jul 21, 2012 by

http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2012-07-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS7/21/2012 As this year’s Tour wraps up, we hearken back to the 1986 TdF and the drama that existed between teammates Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond. Freelance journalist and author Richard Moore has written a book about the two iconic riders entitled Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France. It’s a well-written and riveting story, and we caught up with Richard Moore while he was in France this week covering the Tour. We know that framebuilders build bike frames, but who builds the tools that framebuilders use? One of the people who makes those tools and fixtures is Don Ferris of Anvil Bikeworks in Golden, Colorado. Besides being a helluva toolmaker, Don is a really interesting guy with a knack for explaining complex concepts in a way even...

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