Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

On-Street Bicycle Facilities Pilot Project

As part of the implementation of the Sioux Falls Bicycle Plan, the City of Sioux Falls has initiated a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of three different types of on-street bicycle facilities. These facilities are: Shared Parking and Bicycle Lanes, Sharrow and Bicycle Lanes. Learn more here.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bike Racks

Former Talking Heads music group co-founder and New York City based artist David Byrne has created some awesome bike rack installations. View the rest of his racks here

We Are Hiring....Eventually

I know we will probably get a ton of applications like we did last year. That was actually awesome. This year we are going to open it up a little earlier and we also have a new position starting at Spoke-N-Sport. We are looking for a weekend manager. If you are interested in working at Spoke-N-Sport go here.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Shimano Di2 Electronic Shifting: Want it?

I played with it a bit at Interbike this year. It was watched by a Shimano tech pretty closely. I was able to pedal it and shift through a few gears as it hung from a repair stand. I would say that making the derailleur shift is similar to setting a microwave. If you want popcorn you push the popcorn button. If you want to down shift, you push the down shift button. Current versions would be similar to a crosswalk button. You just keep having to push it till the crosswalk sign lights up. Ok, maybe the older stuff doesn't work like that but the Shimano Di2 does shift quickly and it even adjusts quickly too. The biggest reason for this is a simple: input equals output. Current cable systems have lots of opportunity for error. Anytime you have two parts moving over another there will be friction. Friction increases as you add the elements of dirt and rust. Or maybe it's just a case of your housing ends not getting cut cleanly. With Shimano's Di2 you eliminate that because there are no cables. Zip over to Bike Radar to learn a little bit more info.

So the reason for this post is, if there is anyone looking to pick up the new Shimano Di2 please let us know. We have the option of possibly getting a set or two. 605-275-2453. Ask for Kyle.


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cycling Life

People biking: Go Here