"I had no idea! From an (un)dated article by Sheldon Brown:
Bridgestone is an enormous multinational company, one of the largest tire companies in the world...and a fairly small bicycle company, with its own factory in Japan. In the late 1980s and…"
"This week I sent a correction to Google Maps which, amazingly, says that Archer west of Throop is a "Bicycle Friendly Road". I think my words were "By no stretch of the imagination could Archer west to Throop be considered a Bicycle…"
"I would note that the concrete infill does not always result in a great surface. See the 18th Street bridge for an example of a pretty rough fill. It is better than nothing, but it does not always turn out quite as well as the Harrison example,…"
"I applaud your desire to fill the position with someone from the bike community! Nice work!
I hope I never need your services, but if I do, I will remember this (and tons of other great contributions to biking) when it comes time to choosing…"
"I did get some of the Letherbee Malort and I can testify that is is pretty awesome. I never managed to acquire a taste for the Jepson's version, which tastes like lighter fluid with a slight herbal (and not in a good way) undertone."
"Also it probably can't hurt that the long destructive reign of Steven Harper is over. We whine (and rightfully so) about the shortcomings of our two party system, but our more sensible neighbor to the north suffered (and the environment of the…"
"cool! Interesting that Schwinn put the word "Automatic" on the coaster brake arm marketing text.
The kickback 2 speeds are not actually automatic, as the name implies and Robot Gabe tells us, the rider has to pedal backward a bit to get it…"
Thanks for your interest, Tony, and your offer. When I get info on how to set up a presentation (Paul, I guess), i'll be happy to have your help. You are my friend, too once I figure out how to do that. Peg
Oh, very cool, thanks for the link. Ive heard mythical folklore about 'the guy who designed the Paramount' from Chicago but did not realize the shop was still in business. I will definitely have to drop in. So is your bike a Schwinn then? I am a bit disappointed its not Nasty's Cycles but the real story is very good in its own right.