Show #239 – March 28, 2015...

Mar 28, 2015 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-03-28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Titanium frame builder Kent Eriksen; Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Ned Overend For this last week of March I’ve chosen two of the industry’s favorite sons – Kent Eriksen and Ned Overend. Kent started the brand Moots, moved on to his own company – Eriksen Cycles – and is one of the early adopters of titanium as the “material of choice”. He calls himself a “seat of the pants” engineer and grew up riding and working in bike shops in his Wisconsin home. He talks about his years of living in a tree house and today, he works in a very interesting facility in Steamboat Springs.  Earlier this month, Kent won “Best TIG Welded Frame” at NAHBS.  He still loves to ride and ski...

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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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