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Old 03-29-08, 07:47 PM   #1
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Cycloculture

Hi All,

I have recently started a blog devoted to real-world cyclists. It is called "Cycloculture," and you can see it at www.cycloculture.com.

I just posted an interview with Allan Wanta, king of the budget custom frame.

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Forbes, I've been following along with your progress on the blog and applaud your efforts! Three excellent interviews and a darn good article about buying on Craigslist. A nice balance of new and old, high end and not so much.
Keep up the good work. I'll need to redo my password to comment at the blog...that's a cumbersome process, commenting...otherwise a very enjoyable read.
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Thanks! It's been a fun project. I'm waiting for responses from a bunch more folks. With luck, I should be able to get another interview up this weekend.
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Hi All,

I just posted an interview with David Herlihy, author of the book, Bicycle: The History. If you are interested, check it out at:

www.cycloculture.com

Thanks!
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Oh no, another book I have to have. Soon I'll have no place to sit.

Nice interview.
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Chatting with Surly's Andy Corson

I've always loved Surlys. I just wish they would make a 68cm road frame...

Despite the fact that they refuse (very politely) to make a really large frame, I have also always enjoyed talking to their marketing manager, Andy Corson. So I just interviewed him for Cycloculture:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/

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This looks like a great blog. Adding it to my reader. Nice work!
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Forbes,

Really a VERY nice job on your blog -- not too different in feel from what I'm hoping to achieve, although your style and content are, of course, all your own.

I particularly liked Herlihy's powerful statement on the significance of the advent of the safety bike. I hope you don't mind that I cited it on my blog (here), with a link to your interview.

Good writing, good interview subjects -- good going! Keep going!
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I particularly liked Herlihy's powerful statement on the significance of the advent of the safety bike. I hope you don't mind that I cited it on my blog (here), with a link to your interview.
No worries! Quote till your heart is contented!

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Fifteen Days in the Belly of the Beast

In my latest article, I talk about about the awesome experience of visiting eleven bicycle factories in China. Words do not adequately describe the awe I felt at seeing these colossal manufacturing centers, but I tried to convey some of my thoughts:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/



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Thanks, I did -- and also blogrolled your site!

Keep up the great work. I look forward to the China story.
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Steven Bilenky Speaks – Part One

Hi All,

Here is my first installment in a two-part series on Bilenky Cycle Works. Enjoy!

Stephen Bilenky Speaks, Part I:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/



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Stephen Bilenky Speaks – Part Two

Hi All,

Here is the second and final article on my interview with Stephen Bilenky. I hope you enjoy it.

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/



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A Short Chat with Steve Garro of Coconino Cycles

Hi All,

I hadn't heard of Steve Garro or Coconino Cycles until he contacted me. I sure am glad he did.

Details at http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/



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Joseph Ahearne in Cycloculture

Hi All,

Mr. Ahearne is a fascinating guy, making some wonderful bikes. Check out the interview here:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...he-builds.html



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Copenhagenized Cycleliciousness

I just posted my interview with photographer and bicycle advocate, Mikael Colville-Andersen. His photos of fashion conscious cyclo-commuters in Copenhagen are wonderful, but there is more to him than just pretty pictures.

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...ciousness.html

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Jordan Hufnagel Interview

Hi All,

I just interviewed Jordan Hufnagel, who builds some very cool urban frames out of Portland, OR.

Details here:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...rames-and.html



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Product Review – Shimano Nexus “Red Band” 8-Speed Hub

Hi All,

My most recent article is a review of the Shimano Nexus "Red Band" 8-speed hub:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...ed-band-8.html



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Sky Yaeger Interview

Hi All,

The newest article in Cycloculture is an interview with Swobo's Sky Yaeger. Enjoy!

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...esign-and.html



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Interview with Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.ort

Hi All,

My latest interview is with the founder of BikePortland.org:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...tland-and.html

Enjoy!

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Ride Bikes. Bring Kids!

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My most recent article is a review of a child seat and a child trailer.

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Grant Petersen Interview

Hi All,

I just posted my interview with Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycle Works:

http://www.rivbike.com//

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Is the Huffy Magellan a Real Bike?

You decide:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...yes-huffy.html

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Civia's Scott Thayer on Bikes, Racks, Minneapolis and Bamboo

Hi All,

I just posted an interview with the general manager over at Civia:

http://cycloculture.blogspot.com/200...kes-racks.html

Nice bikes. Nice racks. Nice bamboo fenders.

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