Archive | March, 2009

If You Have an Interest in Mountain Bike History

Check out Klunkerz From the website: Klunkerz is the award-winning documentary on off-road cycling, focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and 1970s. The film features interviews with the pioneers of the sport and the more obscure characters who influenced them. The film also contains a great deal of archival footage […]

Utilitarian Bikes Are Really Cool!

Check out this article at Dirt Rag on some of the cargo and utility bikes seen at the Seattle Bike Expo. Very sweet and the kind of forward thinking we like!

World Bicycle Relief

Feel like making a difference in the world and helping use bicycles to do it? Check out World Bicycle Relief: http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/ From the WBR website: “Simple, sustainable transportation is an essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief. Bicycles fulfill basic needs by providing increased access to healthcare, education and economic development, especially when compared […]

Schlick Cycles Adds More Bike Models

Everyone loves The Shark! So do we! However, we recognize that while every bike rider should own The Shark, that doesn’t have to be their ONLY bike. Different types of rides require different equipment! Just like fishing! With that in mind, John and Greg are working with a couple of the best frame builders in […]

Check Out Bicycle Times

If you are into bikes and bicycle news take a gander at Bicycle Times. News and irreverence! Online stories and a print mag.

Kelly Bikes is Back

Dirt Rag has a nice article on one of our favorite bike builders from the past. http://www.dirtragmag.com/blogarific/kelly-is-back Chris Kelly’s website.

Who do we follow on Twitter?

These are bike people we follow on Twitter either @schlickcycles or @schmenzer. @boneshakerbike – Mountain Bike Racer, Software Dude for Univision-Computers.Com @TimJackson – bike nerd and marketing nerd… what a dreamboat! Brand Mgr for Masi Bicycles. Social Media wonk. @Gary_Fisher @tourfrance @Teecycle_Tim – Runner. Biker. Writer for DRAFT magazine. Milwaukee Magazine fitness columnist. Recycled T-shirt […]

My Indoor Training Machine

Gotta get that fitness back before the warm weather hits Wisconsin. I’ve been putting 15 minutes a day in for several days now and will be upping it to 30 minutes 5 times a week soon. Been out of it for a bit! Here is a picture of the torture device: http://twitpic.com/1ygy3 Works well because […]

Paris-Nice Race Coverage on Versus

As always, Versus sure “gets it” when it comes to bike racing coverage. http://www.versus.com/epiccycle

It Gives One Pause…

and says a lot about our society that what you read here, from little tiny fish, about the bikes-should-behave-better philosophy is, from my experience, true, the concept is a fallacy: http://littletinyfish.tumblr.com/post/84927396/but-the-fallacy-of-the

iPhone Cycling Apps

With my reinvigorated desire to ride my Shark as well as other bikes I want an app for my iPhone that will help me record and map my rides. I think having an app that allows me to view my progress will be a motivator and besides, I love any excuse to use my iPhone […]

Map of 56 Illinois Bike Trails

Very nice map and overview of bike trails in Illinois. http://www.bikelib.org/mapstrails/trailslist.htm Location and Setting, Length in Miles, Surface, Contact Address and Contact Telephone. I’d like to see a difficulty rating but most of the trails are either paved or limestone screenings so they should be fairly easy. Plus, Illinois is mostly flay anyway!