Bob Scales is no stranger to bikes!

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Building Bikes by Hand in Japan!

The cycling industry is increasingly driven by mass production and the latest materials.But some are still building bicycles the old fashioned way.Yoshiaki Nagasawa trained in Italy and says that his bikes are just as strong as they are beautiful even though they are not made of aluminum or carbon fibre.Al Jazeera’ Harry Fawcett reports from Osaka.

I wanted to share this video, but if you’re here in the US you will not be able to watch it. Elsewhere in the world, it’s a possibility, depending on where you live. Anyone know how to get videos like this unrestricted in certain countries? I’d really love to watch this video.

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Free Coffee Friday with Bicycle Coffee LA!

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Finally made it over to the Bicycle Coffee LA for “Free Coffee Friday”!

Andy and I chatted about mutual friends, track bikes, watched unreleased videos(so good), and drank coffee. Probably could not have asked for better morning. If you’re in LA I’d suggest stopping in to say hello. Andy and Kellen are partying down there in East Hollywood. So stoked they’ve made their way to Los Angeles.

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You had me at Hippie Daredevils!

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“No one thought I should have been the guy to win their race.”

-Alan Bonds

On October 21, 1976, a small group of cyclists and a dog named Junior gathered on Carson Ridge, which rises just west of Fairfax, California. It was mid-morning and the sky was bright blue, a beautiful day for racing 50-pound vintage Schwinn Excelsior clunkers down Cascade Canyon Road, whose winding dirt surface plunges 1,300 feet in less than two miles, past serpentine outcrops, low-lying chaparral, and scattered oaks on its way to the confluence of San Anselmo and Cascade creeks.

Among the bike riders assembled that Thursday morning, at an hour when most folks were dutifully toiling at their boring 9-to-5s, was Fred Wolf, an early off-road cyclist, and owner of Junior the dog; Charlie Kelly, a roadie for a beloved local rock band called the Sons of Champlin; Larry and Wende Cragg, who carried her trusty Nikkormat 35mm camera almost everywhere; and an airbrush artist and vintage-bicycle customizer named Alan Bonds, whose recorded time of 5 minutes and 12 seconds that day (average speed, about 23 mph) was good enough to take first place in a race that quickly became known around the world as Repack.

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