Taiwan Local Bike Shop Extraordinaire

Due to the excellent T-Mosaic bike shop having moved location, my default LBS is now the Author Bikes shop about 4km from my house here in Taichung, Taiwan. This place is massive, and in all honesty I'd be quite happy to live here. They have three levels in the store and another two above, one … Continue reading Taiwan Local Bike Shop Extraordinaire

Michael Troy describes the joy of the broken collarbone and learning to become ambidextrous with toilet paper

Like I said before, you get the best headlines on crankpunk! Sarvesh, this one is for you... Many thanks to my friend Michael Troy for this one. Classic. Cheers Mike! _______________ The Clavicle Diaries, by Michael Troy     T’was the end of a long road season, 2009 to be exact. My coach, good friend … Continue reading Michael Troy describes the joy of the broken collarbone and learning to become ambidextrous with toilet paper

Cycling Etiquette: Let down by my fellow roadies!

The back had been playing up again over the weekend so I took Sunday off, but felt better today so I decided to take it for a spin to see how it fared. I headed up into the hills nearby, enjoying the return to the bike and the rather haunting mist that shrouded the valleys. … Continue reading Cycling Etiquette: Let down by my fellow roadies!

The world’s first 3-D printed bike goes SNAP…

These are coming, they must be, there will be some freaky time ahead when you buy a plan from Pinarello or whoever and then print your bike in your office. But, judging by this amusing video, not quite yet. Here some students from Carleton University do a first time ever! test-ride of their plastic bike, … Continue reading The world’s first 3-D printed bike goes SNAP…

Harry Kramer, the Bearded Wonder Kid

Sweet little video here about an old boy 'doing a Sagan' (no not pinching a backside but doing wheelies). The commentator pulls out some deadly jokes, such as: "The only thing Harry said he can't balance is his wife's bank account." Harry's looks a bit mad to be fair, but then, aren't we all? Best … Continue reading Harry Kramer, the Bearded Wonder Kid

Bike music

This is pretty good, a tune made entirely from bike noises. This is a tune called Bespoken by Johhnrandom, a guy who males music from everyday things and has a particular love for the humble bike. The first video shows how he made the music, the second is a video someone made featuring the whole … Continue reading Bike music

crankpunk’s first proper bike features on GCN

Well it's not actually my bike, it's Stephen Roche's, but it is exactly the same, down to the groupset and even the saddle, that I had when I was 17 - my first proper, proper bike. Every penny of pocket money I had went into this machine. That I sold it for 400 quid to … Continue reading crankpunk’s first proper bike features on GCN

Balls Out: naked cyclist fined for not wearing a helmet

  well, this certainly brings new meaning to that phrase. wonder if he was on the rivet? ah the pedantry of The Law. some dude in New Zealand is caught under the influence of alcohol and naked, whilst riding a bike. and is charge not with indecent exposure but with riding without a helmet. reminds … Continue reading Balls Out: naked cyclist fined for not wearing a helmet

cycling posters! thanks Liz!

what a find, and thanks to Liz Newbery for this. a bicycle posters page on FB. one of the best things i've seen on FB, in all honesty! that's the great, truly great thing about the bike - it just makes you smile, and there's plenty in these beauties to smile about. enjoy.