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Sun Tools

Sun Microsystems made puns using the Sun name for several internal tools and programs. Here are some that come to mind; I’m sure there are others. * Sun TEA (travel expense authorization) * Sun TAN (old name for a training program) * SunWay (the shuttle service) * SunScreen (background checks) * Sun Spot * Sun read more »

Hump Day ride report, in which I walk the walk of shame

I was Just Riding Along thinking that I haven’t had a flat tire all year (yes, really!) when, inevitably, my rear tire went flat. I shift to my smallest cog, flip the bike over and reach into my saddle bag where I find my tools, tire levers, pump and … that’s it. No spare tube, read more »

Bicycle wheel building jobs and more

  Merry (almost) Christmas Cycleicious community! Not too many bicycle jobs popped up this week, but there are a few that’ll let you get your hands dirty. Wheel Building Jobs: Wheel manufacturer Mavic is looking for a Service Center Technician¬†with a knack for wheel building (Haverhill, MA). For some reason the State of Oregon is read more »

Santa Cruz MAH: Freak Bikes this weekend

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History “Experience Metal” interactive exhibit this weekend will feature, among many other things, ridable art bikes. On display is a compilation of tools, appliances, and cargo-carrying devices, all powered by the humble bicycle. Included are such creations as a bike blender, a hacked tandem independent drive, center-pull brake read more »

Japanese vs American bicycle GPS

A comparison of the screen and features of GPS cycling navigation devices for the American vs Japanese markets.

Full Circle

This is a guest post from Dave. East Bay cyclists know him as “Cold Iron.” I built my first bicycle wheels in 1989. 20″ RL Edge rims, Suzue sealed-bearing, high-flange hubs, 48 spokes. I can’t remember if they were 4 or 5 cross. I laced them incorrectly several times, and had to start over. I read more »