Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Bicyclist - Act 1: Welcome to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. - In the first episode of this new internet television series, Conrad Miller leaves Wisconsin to find a new life in beautiful Portland, Oregon but finds life isn't always as ideal as the travel magazines described it.

Find out more about the series at TheBicyclist.TV
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chariot Deth Match

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PORTLAND, OR - Another quickie from Mini-Bike Winter IV. This time it's a chariot battle in an abandoned building. I am going to bring it down to ACME Food and Drink for IT Night. Tonight's theme: Post-Apocalyptic.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Around the World Bicycle Adventure

PLANET EARTH, - Here is the inspiring adventure of Tim and Cindie Travis, an ordinary American couple who decided to live out our dreams. They saved their money, quit their jobs, sold their possessions, and set off to travel around the world by bicycle.

They left their home in Arizona, on March 31, 2002 and have been on the road ever since. Their plan is to continue to bicycle tour and travel for the next several years. Their web site contains their ongoing around the world travel blog and photo journal. They update it regulary so check it out and subscribe.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Behind the Scenes at The Bicyclist

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It's a wind blown and rain soaked comedy series from the hipster streets of counter culture Portland, Oregon.

Alternative transportation, alternative lifestyle, alternative tv.

Come along as Dan visits the cast and crew on set.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Cleaning and Lubing Maintenance Video

From cycling expert Carlton Reid comes a great video on bicycle cleaning and lubrication. Also, check out Reid's Podcast Cycling News and Views.

Also, stay tuned for more bike mainentance videos from Doug at River City Bicycles.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Atomic Cupcake Challenge -MBW IV

A young man and zoobomber nicknamed Cupcake has a standing challenge at the Minibike Winter festivities... and a few brave souls stepped up to ride their bicycles into the February superfunded waters of the Willamette River.

Thanks to modern technology Midnight Simon, and BikePortland we have video. Check out Midnight Simon's Blog for a great post on all that was Mini-Bike Winter IV.

Rumor has it that a film crew may have captured some of the insanity -- stay tuned, I may be able to get my hands on that footage, too.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hi-Rise Unicycle Antics

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PORTLAND, OR - Things got a bit dodgy at Miz Kitty's Parlour last Saturday when the Vanillatown Vaudvillians brought out the super-ultra extended unicycle and juggling clubs.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mini-Bike Winter IV - A Taste

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Let the Games Begin and enjoy just a bit of Friday and Saturday's MBWIV festivities! For more information visit and stay tuned for more coverage from CrankMyChain! Cycle TV.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Mini-Bike Winter IV - Getting Ready

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We're ready to roll with the new theme music and opening credit sequence for Mini-Bike Winter. Our man-on-the-street interviews show the johnny q is ready too! Shout out to Last Regiment of Syncopate Drummers for the Rhythm. Visit for more details.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Love Your Bike... Seriously

MANCHESTER, England, England*. From across the Atlantic Sea, Carlton Reid of finds us this naughty little gem. It's not for children. Perhaps it's not for adults either - but I laughed out loud. Plus, it's all intented to get more folks on their bikes... and that's a good thing.



Tuesday, February 13, 2007

World Naked Bike Ride - London 2005

LONDON, England - Here is a little nakedness to chase away those winter blues.

This video was censored by the prudes at GooTube. But I was lucky enough to find it at Revve.comr who serves much clearer video anyway. It's not pornographic but be warned there are naked people of all kinds. The 2005 Ride in London was promoted as a demonstration against oil dependency. Hundreds of people took part in the World Naked Bike Ride which happens every year in cities all over the world.

See the PDXK.TV version of the 2006 Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Oregon here.

We'll see YOU... naked at '07 WNBR!


Monday, February 12, 2007

2007 Eric Kautzky Memorial Track Race

PORTLAND, Ore - Notice to all track racers: you have just enough time to prepare for the May 12th Eric Kautzky Memorial race at the Alpenrose Velodrome.

Races are scheduled for women and men in categories one through five and for masters and juniors.

Proceeds benefit the Eric Kautzky Memorial Scholarship Fund at Tigard High School. Eric Kautzky was a dedicated husband, father, teacher, and coach who had his life cut short after being hit by a sleeping driver. Team Rose City, his cycling club, is sponsoring the event along with River City Bicycle, Veloforma Racing Bicycles, Hincapie Sportswear and CrankMyChain! Cycle TV.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Brake Pad Maintenance Video

Part two in our bicycle maintenance video series sponsored by River City Bicycles covers Brake Pads. Doug Moak takes us step by step as he cleans and adjusts cantilever style brakes on a commuter bicycle.

We hope you find these videos helpful and will let us know what you would like to see next. As usual we are always interested in your video responses.


Friday, February 09, 2007

Snow Biking

CROFTON, MD - I have been waiting for some good snow videos this year and here is the first one just as the season is winding down (according to the groundhog). Thank yous to Tom and Jonathan from BicycleXC. Funky tunes provided by Incubus.

By the way, if you are look for the next maintenance video it will "air" Monday.

Have a great weekend and find an excuse to get out there and ride.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Product Test Video: LD1000 vs. SuperFlash Taillights

This is a unsolicted rear light comparison video from Speedub.Nate. He compares the Cat Eye TD LD1000, TD LD 500, and the Planet Bike SuperFlash. Find out more details or ask Nate questions at this thread.

I find this comparison video very helpful and unbiased. Now, if we could just get Consumer Reports to do a piece on bike lights and get manufacturer to make a taillamp with three 1.5v batteries instead of two.

This video is not meant to be entertainment (but you can still enjoy the B52s in the background)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Mountian Biking Annadel State Park

ANNADEL STATE PARK, CA - This MTB video comes from TedShred. I really enjoy the point of view video of this great single track ride. Also, I like the music, descriptions, nature shots and mapping. Great work! Visit TedShred at his blog

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Maintenance Video Responses and 'Bicycle Repairman'

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Big thanks to all the folks who responded with pointers for our first maintenance video on chain lubrication. We also really appreciate the ideas for future shows.

Buzz from Newton, MA, reminds beginners to avoid getting lubricant on tires or wheel rims. Good point, Buzz. It's a safety issue. Brakes and lube don't mix.

Jeff from Boston, MA, finds that he likes to remove the chain every 1 to 2 weeks. He finds that is the only way to get the grit out. Personally, I like to use a wax based lubricant that sheds the grit. The downside is that I have to refresh often during the rainy season.

Tom from BicycleXC in Crofton, MD asks for more tips for chain set up and maintenance for fixed gear bikes. Hey, Tom I know you have the camera and the know how. Any chance you can make us a video?

We had some great ideas for future shows including wheel truing, pre-ride safety check, and advanced topics such as repacking hubs. I plan to get to all of those ideas. Thanks again for your input especially from the folks at

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Maintenance Video - Chain Lubrication

You asked for it, you've got it... Bicycle maintenance videos. This week we discuss and show chain cleaning and lubrication. Please thank Doug Moak and our sponsor, River City Bicycles, for making it possible.

Next weeks topic is brake pads. If you have any topics you'd like to suggest please shoot us an email. We'd love to see your responses and any repair videos you might have in a video format.