Monday, December 28, 2009

"Boecycle" Handcrafted Bicycles

One of the nice things about the holiday season is you get to see people that you havent seen in a while. Chris Boedecker was in town visting family. Here is some of his handy work.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa's problems

Compliments of Chris B. Happy Holiday !! Enjoy !! jim

106th anniversary of first flight

Guess what today is?

On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the first successful controlled powered flight. Unlike countless attempts over thousands of years, the scene over the sand dunes of Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, N.C., was more a product of science than art. Until that date -- 106 years ago today -- such flight was largely a product of the imagination or of daring pilots lacking knowledge and much, if any of an extensive future.In 1889, they published a four page weekly newspaper, the West Side News. They built their own printing press. Wilbur acted as editor of the paper. It was fairly successful, but after a year they became interested in other work. Orville became interested in bicycling and won prizes in amateur meets. With inventive genius to improve Orville's bicycle for meets, the brothers opened a bicycle repair and sales shop in Dayton in 1892.

If you would like to read the complete article here is the link

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tree bikes

 I poached this from the internet, thought it would be interesting to reading for everyone



Samuelson, a contractor and owner of MC Squared in Cape May, said he has always tinkered with personal projects outside his work on residential and commercial buildings. A former bike racer, Samuelson said a friend one day quoted him a line from a movie where a brat kid says to a struggling balloon crafter, “Build me a bicycle, clown.”
So he did, making the frame entirely out of hardwood. He and others liked the result so much that he built nearly 20 more from a variety of woods, including mahogany, ash, purpleheart and oak.
The wooden bikes are equipped with conventional cycling components and work just like regular bicycles, which is part of the challenge, Samuelson said.
“Art is usually there to be looked at, and mine has to be functional, so I have to walk this line between making it beautiful and making it perfectly functional,” he said.
Components also drive up the price of materials alone to $700. With each bike requiring about 75 hours of work, the bikes have to be priced as art for Samuelson to make money on them.
The wooden bikes have been in the artists’ co-op, in West Cape May; the Rusty Nail, in Cape May; and Algie’s Place bike shop, in Wildwood Crest, he said. There are also four in the Breezin’ Up clothing store in the Hamptons, N.Y.
Samuelson said he’s working on a new version that could gain in popularity by reducing two things cyclists try to avoid: weight and cost.
“I’m shooting to have an under-20-pound wooden bicycle, and I think it will be one of my cheaper models,” he said.
Whatever the price, his self-propelled pieces of furniture would surely get noticed on any boardwalk or bike path.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quintesential 80's BMX movie "RAD"

Probably one of the best and worst times of the 80's BMX movement.....BMX in all of its glory! I just thought of this movie today at work while gliding around on the Shred Sled during a slow period....

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bicycle Passion

Bruce is one of our regular customers and friends. He has a passion for bikes that you rarely see. I couldn't tell you how many bikes he has owned. Bruce's passion is not only riding them, but also making them his own. Here is his latest creation /innovation . Look close at the crank its his take on the fixie. dezigned and manufatured by Bruce

Friday, December 11, 2009

Joe Gaab giving it a shot

Joe Gaab In his first "go out"

This is an old picture taken 11-20-2003 , but I thought it was a great shot. This is Joe's  very first time surfing, all by himself with a beautiful sunrise. Just magical !!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lance and Jerome

One of our most favourite customers, Jerome Boykin, is a Customs and Border Protection Officer with the Department of Home Land Security. That extensive title allows him the right to know of all the famous people coming in and out of the Wilmington airport.
That being said on May 4th 2008 Lance Armstrong cleared customs at ILM on his way back from a vacation in the Caribbean. Jerome, knowing of Lance's arrival ahead of time, printed a photo of him off the internet and got his autograph for our bike shop! Check it out:

"For the Two Wheeler Dealer - Live Strong!"


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shop competitiveness at its best


This is the result of talking the talk and not walking the walk.... needless to say Billy the Kid made podium and Brian, well...not so much...


Friday, December 4, 2009

A new face at a morning meeting

Noah asleep at the wheel !!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

great beers for bikers

for all of the dudes and dudettes, after a long ride this is the beer that i would recommend. for other great tasting beers check out this link,8155,s1-1-101-0,00.html
  ----enjoy covi

Hopworks Bike Beer NW IPA

The official beer of Oregon Bike Manifest, a celebration of cycling art and culture, and brewed at Portland's Hopworks Urban Brewery, making few beers more appropriate for 'cross season. The Bike Beer uses locally sourced organic hops and barley to create a beer that not only highlights the aggressively hoppy style of the Pacific Northwest, but also showcases just how damn good organic beer has become. The caramel-flavored malts provide a malty background, but the hops are the star. They jump out of the glass with a floral and grapefruit aroma, and then coat your mouth with sticky pine, peppercorns, and a citrus fruit punch of bitter flavors.
Tasters say: "Drinkable with a good, bitter kick