Thursday, November 12, 2009
We get a lot of questions about which type of pedals work best with the Hold Fast FRS. Truth is, it really depends on your type of riding. Above, you can see our straps installed on a set of MKS RX-1's, a more traditional track pedal which is also popular on the road. Some riders prefer a narrower pedal, whether bombing hills or riding a century. Other riders prefer a wider platform of support for both comfort and security, whether commuting, tricking, or going off-road. It's all about what works best for your type of riding. Below are a set of Hold Fast's on the very fine Crank Brothers 50/50 pedals. So smooth, and secure as hell.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
My good buddy Nol, a dedicated NYC commuter, sent this along. Jolly Rancher's and stink bombs? Too good not to share. More info here.
The Bicycle Defense Kit (BDK) offers options for dealing with aggressive motorists. Contained within an altoids tin, the 8 tools vary in detectability, potential to cause damage, and legality.
Specifically, cyclists can:
- Issue "citizen citations" with official-ish tickets.
- Label offending vehicles with an "I was a jerk to a cyclist" sticker.
- Introduce the risk of paint damage with a Jolly Rancher.
- Create certain coating cremation via DOT3 brake fluid.
- Make cars stink worse than their exhaust with a carefully-placed stink bomb.
- Throw a trusty bolt to dent offending traffic as it passes.
- Lock out loony drivers by filling their keyholes with super glue.
- Cut through tire valve stems with a utility blade.