We love bicycling as a lifestyle, culture, and sport. We love to ride, build, restore, oggle and sometimes race bicycles. We also love to talk on at great length about our ideas, opinions and exploits involving all of the above. Welcome to our BLOG!

Abandon Your Car is not a slogan or ideology so much as a reminder to all of us to get away from our petro-mobiles as often as we possibly can and embark on life as an adventure by bicycle.

We'll keep you current on the important road and trail beta from our home base in Palisade, Colorado and shower you with our .02 cents about the ongoings of bicycle tribes the world over.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

all most of the continent's cycling-related bling is on display this weekend at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento this year, and we are much looking forward to reports and images from the fabled event.

on a more personal level, i am looking forward to seeing a certain set of wheels on a completed mountain bike entry from Kish Fabrications. my friend Paul Aieta, head marketing honch over at MRP/White Brothers called upon my wheel building expertise to lace up a pair of Stan's NoTubes Alpines to a set of DT Swiss 180 carbon/ceramic hubs with some DT Revolution spokes and ProLock alloy nips. the 1250 gram pair of wheels is for a friend of Paul's who is buying the new Kish... but not being able to take delivery until after many thousands of bike geeks have fondled the components, clicked the shifters, squoze the brakes, and pinged the tubing half to death and the show has finally ended for another year.

Jen's disembodied hands carefully unwrap her new 650b treasure. this one didn't go to the show (her F/S bike did) and is being built now for the upcoming season.




and last, but most certainly not least- as always, we here at ABANDON YOUR CAR would like to wish much success to our favorite local builder; Kent Eriksen Cycles.

have a great show everyone!

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