The Building of My Bike: The Frame III

Folk Engineered, My Frame 8

More photos of my frame being built by Folk Engineered! I love being able to see the work in progress. Click here to see the full album on Folk Engineered’s Facebook page.

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Vandana Shiva: Planting Seeds of Hope

Millions Against Monsanto

On Monday night, Kai & I hopped on our bikes and rode to St. Michael’s College to hear Dr. Vandana Shiva give the inaugural address for the College’s new Environmental Studies major.

When I read that Vandana Shiva was going to be speaking in Vermont, I was thrilled. I [Read More…]

The Building of My Bike: The Frame II

Folk Engineered Frame Building

Ryan from Folk Engineered has started building my frame! Check out the photos detailing some truly beautiful materials and fine workmanship. Visit Folk Engineered’s Facebook page to see the full album.

True Temper fork blades and steerer, Pacenti Paris-Brest crown, Henry James cast fork ends, and stainless steel canti bosses and blind rack bosses:

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10/10/10 Pedal Power Bicycle Parade

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Today is 10/10/10 and people around the world are gathering to work to combat Climate Change, and to send a clear message to world leaders that we expect them to do the same. There are thousands of events being organized in over 180 countries, in which people are demonstrating they’re willing to roll their sleeves up and start doing practical things to change our future. To find out [Read More…]

Fair Trade Month: Power in Purchasing

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October is Fair Trade Month. Good timing too. As we head into fall, we will soon hear the holiday season’s call: consume, consume, consume! This is a good time to pause and reflect upon how we want to spend our hard earned cash this season, before we’re reeled in by the sparkle of “bargains” (a.k.a. [Read More…]

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