Search Results for: Bicycle Pie Plate

Bicycle Pie Plate?

The number one search term for my site this week has not been “Sea Otter Classic” or anything related to that. It’s been “bike pie plate” for some reason. Weird — why the sudden interest?

Friday bicycle news

Last night’s light rain made my morning ride to work a little damp. Another storm is supposed to arrive into the SF Bay Area Saturday night, with up to five inches of rain expected in the Santa Cruz Mountains where I live. Still, that’s nothing compared to Taiwan, where Typhoon Megi has dumped a record read more »

In praise of pie plates

I agree with the Bike Snob that pie plates are about as misplaced on many bikes as the red skinsuit man, but they do have their utility. Pie plates are plastic rings placed against the spokes on the rear wheel of dérailleur equipped bicycles. They protect the wheel and derailleur against damage by preventing the read more »

All Saints Carnage

Why do people drive? It’s so dangerous! Two major accidents on California State Route 17 last night Early this morning, a Calstar helicopter landed on a closed Highway 17 near my home in Santa Cruz County to transport the seriously injured victim of a hit and run collision. Calstar helicopter during the day. Calstar is read more »

Singlespeed bikes: Illegal death traps?

These bikes may be illegal to sell in the United States! Do you see the problem with these production bikes? See if you can find it before I give it away below the photos. Swobo Del Norte Spot Brand 29er Cayne Uno Strida 5.0 Bianchi San Jose Cannondale Hooligan This belt drive singlespeed from Lynskey, read more »