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2021-3 Early March

    PENCIL PENCIL PENCIL this is easier than retrieving the image of the PENCIL   https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/world/americas/brazil-racism-preta-rara.html   PENCIL PENCIL PENCIL this is easier than retrieving the image of the PENCIL   ----- This is an 8/10 link that didn't work in the last BLAHG.  It's about electric cars. I know you think I hate cars and electricity. I don't, either. This is a good column written by a smart guy, and you should read it. ------ PENCIL PENCIL PENCIL this is easier than retrieving the image of the PENCIL    If you wanna know more about this photo, CLICK HERE. PENCIL PENCIL PENCIL this is easier than retrieving the image of the PENCIL   ------- Unless you hate all things wool, this is...

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2021-2 FEB 19

       Fat-tire dead lift by Sofia.  ----- Here's what's happening in this end of the bike industry--the manufacturing and gear-supplying end: 1. Availability is way down, and prices are going way up. We'll adjust ours, but we're never out to gouge you. 2. LEAD TIMES have gone from 1 month to a year for many parts, and from 7 months to 1.2 years for frames and bikes. 3. MOQ (MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY) for most of our frames/bikes is increasing. This is not a big deal, it's not going up that much. But it means we may not be ordering 47cm Homers.  4. NORMAL DERAILERS are getting really hard to get. Spencer here is trying to stock us up, and we...

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2021-1. Ye olde Inauguration Day, as a matter of fact.

 If you don't recognize her immediately, where have you gone, Joe Dimaggio? More on Amanda Gorman later in this BLAHG.  ------ A flat version of the RoadUno head badge: Do you see the O and the C? That "show flat, not curved around head tube" was a note to myself. At this point it's too much work to fix that. ------- This is the most underappreciated, unknown, ignored, secret best rear derailer currently manufactured. It shifts to 36t, it looks as good as the Shimano Altus and Acera, it indexes 9sp as well as a Shimano, and there's just nothing dumb about it. It is NOT a "generative design" derailer, which is why it looks good. ------- What do they...

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2020, No. 23 , last of the year, and shoot, I was shooting for 26

   Maybe you've seen this. It's Christmas-related.  Why I feel out of touch with the bike industry.  It's the comments as much as the product. ----------------- This will be the year the "eBike" explodes. It is by now common knowledge all over the cosmos that 40 percent plus of the bikes you see on trails, at least in this area, have motors. It seems to me that the way of the future is going to be to avoid all climbing struggles; to sweat only on stationary bikes; and to get fit or lose weight or whatever it is by a combo of liposuction and while-u-sleep muscle stimulation.  I am PRO-eBike, although I think the e part of the name cancels out...

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no.22, December 12, and not a Holiday Gift Guide. It's a long one.

That's a young mountain lion from northeastern California about 310 miles from here as ye olde crowe flies. A high-school buddy, Dave Garcelon—a, uh, "wildlife professional" for many decades trapped it so he could put a beeper on it and track it to find out why the mountain lions come down out of the mountains and kill all the flatlandish pronghorns. This is a new, disturbing trend. The link below is his site, and if you donate $20 to his business and send me the proof, we'll credit you that much here. If you're going to spend $20 here in the next few years, you can donate there and get it in credit, so it won't cost you anything except a little clicking-hassle. Now thru...

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