Show #391 – March 10, 2018...

Mar 10, 2018 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2018-03-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Mark Norstad; Colleen Kelly Alexander Mark Norstad might just be the most important frame builder’s supplier anywhere and I have a lengthy conversation with him this week. Mark started Paragon Machine Works in 1983 – since then, it moved from his parents’ basement with just Mark as the only employee, to a small 1,000 square foot shop, then up to 2,000 and now it’s 8,000 square feet and 10 full time people. Manufacturing everything from bottom brackets and lugs to custom dropouts and cable stops, Mark believes it is important to serve both the hobbyist as well as the established builder. We also talk about his induction in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and his broad and deep commitment to bicycle advocacy. My...

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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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