23 August, 2008

Repairs, Olympic Results

I did maintenance on bikes this week including a Specialized Hardrock, 14-spd Shogun, and this a 1971 10-spd Schwinn Varsity.
An American Bicycle

One unique feature of this bike is the fact that the steel tubing was made in the same Chicago factory where the bikes were constructed and finished. They brought in raw steel and shipped out bicycles.

VeloNews: US, Canada record worst days ever in Olympic cross-country

Watched the mens mountain bike race in Beijing last night. Frenchman Julien Absalon destroyed everyone while a fellow countryman took second. The Swiss took the third and fourth. North America had a slow showing with Canadian Kabush 20th and America's riders being pulled off the course before being lapped.