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On Yere Bike By Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie
Celebrated author of Metal Cowboy: Tales from the Road Less Pedaled lends us the first chapter from his upcoming book, Riding Outside The Lines: International Incidents and Other Misadventures With The Metal Cowboy. Follow Joe as he breaks from the saddle on a damp and gusty Irish morning, only to step into the warmth and fellowship of a local pub. In this simple, small corner of his ancestral homeland, an unexpected and wonderful gift awaits a tired, hungry cyclist.
'n Bolts from the Fall '02 Ask the Mechanic Column
By Andy "The Mechanic" Wallen
Our poet laureate of bicycle repair offers two pearls of wisdom: the first, a complete rundown on the advantages and drawbacks of frames made of steel, aluminum, titanium, or carbon fiber; the second, instructions on building a bike from scratch once you've chosen a frame.
'Back to School' With New Cartoons By
Mr. Hawkins is a professional cartoonist with many feathers in his helmet. His work has appeared in, among other publications, Reader's Digest, Forbes, Boy's Life and Guideposts. The Bicycle Exchange is proud to post two more of his cycling cartoons (#4 and #5), which now number five in all.
by Neal Skorpen
Neal's refreshing and timely Cyclotoons celebrate the bicycle and slam the automobile. His work has appeared in Oregon Cycling, Cycling Utah, The Comic News and other papers. Click on his new cartoon contributions to The Bicycle Exchange: #1 and #2.
Bikexchange Fall 2002
Cyclist Poll By Our
Speaking of bike frames, let us know your true preference--steel, aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber--if cost did not happen to be a factor. (Poll posted 9/27/02)
Arnold, Detroit Baker & Cyclist (Taken 1902)
Contributed by Richard Arnold
Prime Natural/Cycling Areas In Jeopardy From
Jim Joyce, Editor
Two national treasures in the editor's backyard are under serious threat. Your voice will help preserve them for posterity.
Another timely selection from the Ghost of Features Past.
Econo Dream Bike By Ford Kanzler (from Fall '00 Features)
Dovetailing with Andy's feature above, a mechanic-racer reveals the secrets to using the Web and key off-line sources to build a top-line bike with less damage to the bank account. Includes exclusive, impressive list of sources for parts.
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