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Type in “bicycle” in your favorite search engine and you’ll get more bicycle links than you can begin to follow. To help, here’s a list of links I think you’ll find interesting and useful. And here is my list of commercial links.

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A2B Brompton Cycling The Alps Litespeed The Third Hand
Adventure Cycling Bruce Gordon Green Bicycle Frank Patterson Tour de France
Airnimal Travel Bicycles Gary Brustin Bike Friday VeloWeb Transportation Alternatives
Alex Moulton Bicycles Car Busters Gravy Wheels Pro Mechanics United Bicycle Institute
Ann Arbor Swap Meet Carfree Cities Tony Hadland Rivendell Vélo-Rétro
Beckman Designs Classic Rendezvous Hetchins Road Bike Rider Velo Vision
Bike Museum of USA Howie Cohen Collection Pedersen Bicycles Richard Sachs West Hill Ship
  Cyclart IHPVA Rock Lobster Wheelmen
Bike Cal Bike League Rydjor Bike Collection 63XC
Bike Cult Cycling News Bike Painter Sellwood Cycle Pacenti Cycle Design
Bike Reader Duboce Mural Lickton Sheldon Brown Henry James Bicycles
 Ciclismo Classico Bicycle Travels Fixed-Gear Gallery Spoke Calc Back In The World 
Fat Tire Flyer Bike and the Like Pedaling.com Sideways Bike René Herse
         

 
A2B
A fun British site by the people who put out the ’zine A2B, which covers folding and electric bicycles.
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Adventure Cycling
The organization formerly known as Bikecentennial (it was named after the mass transcontinental ride that took place in the summer of 1976 to celebrate the nation’s bicentennial). They’re all about touring and helping tourists and they produce and sell the best bike touring route maps available. Plus, if you become a member, you’ll receive one of the better cycling magazines.
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Airnimal Travel Bicycles
Using 24-inch wheels, which are larger than what’s typically used on truly portable travel bicycles (not the full-size versions, which require larger luggage), Airnimal makes road, touring and off-road machines that will wow you. Read my review.
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Alex Moulton Bicycles
Alex Moulton is a British engineer who decided in the 1950s to reinvent the bicycle and has spent five decades doing just that. His marvelous machines feature front and rear suspension, a frame that fits all size riders, amazing carrying capacity, supreme portability, and a ride matched by few other machines. Here’s a story about my visit to the Moulton factory in April of 1998.
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Moulton bicycle
1969 Moulton Speed
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Ann Arbor/Saline Classic Bicycle Swap Meet
This site covers one of the best classic bicycle swap meets in America. I’ve never been lucky enough to attend but collectors I know put it on the top of their lists. You can find out all about the event and even see photos of best-of-show winners on this site.
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Back In The World
The site of Rick Galezowski and Maggie Bennedsen, who when they aren’t working in their Toronto studio are riding their bicycles around the world and sharing their adventures online. Inspirational words and pictures.
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Robert Beckman Designs
Sweet touring bicycles and equipment.
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Bicycle Museum of America
Located in New Bremen, Ohio, the museum displays lots of antique and classic bicycles to see. Many of these bikes used to be diplayed at The Bicycle Museum of America (now closed), in Chicago and were the subject of my “Wayback Machines” column in Bicycling Magazine. I visited the museum several times, got to know the curator Jim Hurd quite well and even had a chance to ride a few of these awesome oldies. I was also at the record-setting auction in Chicago on April 6, 1997 when many of these bikes were purchased. Can you believe a 1968 Schwinn Sting-Ray Orange Krate fetched $16,100?!
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Impressions from Bicycle Travels
On this engaging site, which features slideshows of exotic tours around the globe, you can tour the world from the comfort of your office chair and get motivated to pack up and pedal into the horizon as the authors have.
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Bike and the Like 
Reasonably priced and supported tours in U.S. and Europe — each personally hosted by Roger and Suzie Knable.
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Bike Cal  (Bicycling in Northern California)
Great information about this cycling paradise.
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Bike Cult
This thoroughly entertaining site is related to the awesome book, Bike Cult by David Perry. Don’t miss their fantastic chainring collection! For more nifty rings, check out the amazing chainring tattoo project.
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Bike Reader
Thoroughly engaging cycling stories on all topics with equally satisfying photos and illustrations.
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Brompton
If everyone had a Brommy—and used it—the world would be a better place (because car use would decline). These neat bikes collapse in seconds into a tiny bundle so you can stash them anywhere and easily combine modes of transportation. I love mine.
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Brompton
Folds in ten seconds! Fits in a grocery cart! Rides like a dream!

Bruce Gordon Cycles
Nice touring bicycles (and other designs) by someone who’s done his homework.
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Gary Brustin, the Bicyclists’ Lawyer
Here’s hoping that you never get injured while riding. But, if the worst happens, you may need a good lawyer in your corner. Give Gary a call. He’s a great guy, a cyclist, and he know’s his stuff (he’s probably represented more riders than any other bicycling lawyer).
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Car Busters
Tired of cars? You’ll enjoy this Czech site that promotes alternatives to car dependency.
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Do your rides feel like this?
Cartoon by Andy Singer

 
Carfree Cities
We can dream, can’t we?
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Ciclismo Classico
Dreaming of a cycling vacation in Italy or New England? Want to be pampered with delectable eats, splendid scenery and friendly natives? Ciclismo Classico is just the ticket. Visit their website for slideshows of the many wonderful escapes offered.
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Visit Italy in style with Ciclismo Classico
Go first class with Ciclismo Classico

 
Classic Rendezvous!
The site for vintage road bike enthusiasts. From Rene Herse to Pino Moroni to Sturmey Archer, if it’s road oriented and classic, you’ll find it here. You’ll thoroughly enjoy this wonderful resource.
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Howie Cohen’s Everything Bicycles Collection
Howie Cohen’s been collecting bicycling (if it has to do with cycling or bikes he may have it) since he fell for two wheelers back in 1957 while working in his family’s bicycle shop. Browsing his extensive collection of cycling memorabilia is a trip back in time. And, some of the collectibles are even for sale.
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Cyclart
Cyclart has been doing extraordinary bicycle painting and restoring for decades. Need a rare part? Check their extensive listing of vintage componentry.
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Cycling News
A great source for bicycle-racing news.
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Duboce Bikeway Mural
My neighbor Peter found this amazing mural and this link, which has a good photo of the block-long painting.
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Fixed-Gear Gallery
A great source for fixie information (1-speed bikes that do not freewheel; think track bike).
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Forty Years of Cycling the Alps
Take a virtual tour through the Alps and ages with legendary cyclist Jobst Brandt. Jobst is also the engineer behind many successful cycling products such as Avocet’s revolutionary model 50 cyclometer, which included an accurate altimeter (sadly, this model is no longer available). And, he wrote the book The Bicycle Wheel, a must-read for aspiring wheelbuilders.
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Green Bicycle
Colin Martin’s site. He’ll soon complete an amazing tour on his Moulton New Series. Follow along on his beautiful site. Read daily reports in his diary. And view images in his gallery.
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Bike Friday
Bike Friday makes great folding bicycles that ride as nicely as your regular road, mountain or tandem bikes and yet can be packed in a suitcase (for the tandem there are two suitcases) so you can fly free with your bike. Upon arrival, you can then turn the suitcase into a trailer, hook it to the back of your Friday and pedal to your destination (building the bike and trailer takes about 20 minutes). I consider this travel system one of the greatest inventions in cycling history. They’re remarkably affordable, too.
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Bike Fridaying Amsterdam
Bike Fridaying around Amsterdam in 1995
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Gravy Wheels
The site of pro mechanic, Steve (Gravy) Gravenites, who is a great guy and a race wrench extraordinaire. Need some sweet wheels or a race rig built? Give your business to Gravy and get it done right. Something funny happened when I interviewed Gravy for a story.
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Tony Hadland Cycle History & Technology
Tony Hadland is a cycling technical writer who has written amazing books on Sturmey Archer, Alex Moulton bicycles and folding bikes. You can purchase his books on his site and also read a variety of thoroughly researched technical papers.
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The Original Hetchins Website
This wonderful site celebrates the amazing craftsmanship of the Hetchins family who built lugged-steel frames in England from 1934 until about 1990. Lugs are steel sleeves that fit over intersections to help join the frame tubes. Hetchins are famous for fantastic painstakingly hand-cut lugs and curly stays and this website has great examples with plenty of information for bike-history buffs and restorers. A word of warning: once you get bitten by the lug bug, you may never be satisfied with your Plane-Jane welded-aluminum frame again!
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They don't make them like this anymore


 
René Herse Bicycles
While working at West Hill Shop in Putney, Vermont, I was lucky enough to have two customers with René Herse bicycles who brought them to me for repair and maintenance. This site celebrates these magnificent and now almost priceless rolling masterpieces, which were painstakingly handcrafted and ingeniously designed and engineered by one of the greatest bike builders ever.
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International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA)
This international club is involved in everything from land speed records on full-streamlined bicycles to bikes that fly. Here, anything is possible.
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Henry James Bicycles
Henry James has been making investment-cast bicycle lugs for decades and there isn’t a better way to ensure a quality frame build. This site showcases the framebuilding products the company sells and also offers a wealth of information about framebuilding from someone who obviously loves builders and bicycles.
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Charlie Kelly’s Fat Tire Flyer online magazine
I met Charlie when we worked together for Bicycling and Mountain Bike Magazines. He was one of mountain biking’s pioneers and published the original, and super-cool mountain bike magazine Fat Tire Flyer.
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League of American Bicyclists
The folks fighting to keep America’s roads open for cycling. Joining them helps ensure the future of cycling.
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Spaceracer On Green
Taliah’s “Spaceracer On Green”

 
Taliah Lempert, The Bicycle Painter
Forget displaying a painting of yourself on your living-room wall. Put up one of your bicycle!
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Lickton Bicycles
A fun online bike shop that’s been selling mail order since the seventies.
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Litespeed
I’ve been riding a Litespeed Vortex road bike for about 10 years now and consider it one of the finest racers I’ve ever owned (and I’ve had a bunch and ridden a whole lot more).
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Frame jewelry by Peter Mooney
Frame jewelry by Peter Mooney

Pacenti Cycle Designs
If you’re passionate about lugged-steel bicycles or are interested in building frames, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this site, which specializes in products for framebuilders and showcases the works of the greats (that’s Peter Mooney’s artistry above).
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Frank Patterson cycling artist
There’s something magical about Frank Patterson’s cycling illustrations so I’m delighted that they’re finally available online. See if you don’t feel like riding after viewing Pat’s lovely drawings. You can also visit The Frank Patterson Society online.
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Idyllic scene
A look back at the golden age of cycling

Raymond Parker's VeloWeb
Raymond Parker’s VeloWeb is a lot like my website, chockfull of great bicycle stories, photos, information and fun.
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Pedaling dot com
A growing ride resource where you select your area and the type of ride you wish to take and a free route map is provided. You can also submit your favorite rides. Please do!
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Dursley Pedersen Bicycles
In 1893, Danish inventor Mikael Pedersen invented a remarkable bicycle that you can still purchase today. Constructed of small-diameter triangulated tubes, the most striking feature on this amazing machine is a fully suspended seat and an incredibly comfortable upright cycling position that makes the miles glide by.
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Pro Mechanics
If you’re interested in becoming a professional race bicycle mechanic, you’ll find some solid information here on entering this exciting and challenging field. For a feel of what the job’s like, read my story Wrenching At The Worlds.
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Rivendell
A catalog specializing in hard-to-find high-quality cycling equipment including hand-built frames.
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Road Bike Rider
This is the website of Ed Pavelka and Fred Matheny (see photo below), two accomplished cyclists/authors/editors I had the privilege of working with at Bicycling Magazine. They’ve written many great books about cycling, share the Over-50 RAAM World Record, have penned hundreds of articles about cycling for all the major magazines and are two of the nicest and most knowledgeable guys you could ever meet. If you’re getting into road biking, you’ll find all the information you need here.
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Race Across America World Record Holders Ed Pavelka, Skip Hamilton, Fred Matheny and Pete Penseyres
Left-right: Ed Pavelka, Skip Hamilton, Fred Matheny,
Pete Penseyres, RAAM world-record holders
 
Richard Sachs Cycles
Richard is the renown craftsman who built my first custom frame. His racing frames handle wonderfully, but are so beautiful you may be tempted to save yours for posterity.
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Rock Lobster Cycles
I worked with Paul Sadoff at the Bicycle Center in Santa Cruz, California in 1980. He was a nice guy then and he’s still a nice guy. He’s a gifted cyclist, mechanic and framebuilder who has built quite a reputation for his Rock Lobster frames, which many Santa Cruzans swear by. I especially appreciate his frame-repair skills. He’s saved many classics for me and my friends over the years. Paul also plays a mean guitar.
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Rydjor Bike Shop Bike Collection
Rydjor Bike Shop is in Minnesota yet they’ve put their splendid collection of bicycles online for everyone to enjoy. It includes early antiques right up to vintage 10-speeds. It’s very nicely done with main images, detail shots and informative descriptions. Well worth a visit! Be sure to click on the title of each bike because this opens high-resolution images where you can see even more of the amazing details.
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Sellwood Cycle Poster Gallery (see examples below!)
This shop has done us a wonderful favor by scanning and putting on its site the super posters from the out-of-print book 100 Years of Bicycle Posters, by Jack Rennert. This large-format book (11 x 16 inches) was published in 1973 and routinely fetches $75 to $100 now on eBay. So, it’s quite nice of Sellwood to display the posters online for the world to see.
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Book cover
The book cover
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Stoewer poster
Stoewer poster
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Matador poster
Matador poster
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Sheldon Brown
Sheldon (at Harris Cyclery) has been writing about bikes and cycling seemingly forever. He offers tons of fun stuff and practical advice.

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Sideways Bike
The Sideways Bike has to be seen to be believed.
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Spoke Length Calculator
If you get into wheelbuilding, you’ll quickly realize how important it is to have a reliable spoke-length calculator. At this section of my friend Damon Rinard’s site, you can download a free calculator to figure what spoke matches your various hub and rim combinations.
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The Third Hand
A fine source for bicycle repair supplies. Most bicycle shops can’t afford to stock a full supply of tools and small parts so it’s great to have a resource like this. Unfortunately, they are not stocking as many items as they once did.
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Tour de France
The official site of the most important bike race in the world. Be sure to check out the history pages. And the informative and very cool animation that highlights everything about the 2002 Tour.
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Transportation Alternatives
An organization trying to bring sanity to New York City by suggesting there are other ways of getting around than by automobile. Lots of interesting stuff here about bike use in cities and getting people to rethink their dependency on the car.
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United Bicycle Institute
United Bicycle Institute is a company in Oregon that teaches bicycle repair. If you’d like to land a job in the bike biz as a mechanic, this is a great place to learn many of the skills you’ll need. It’s also a fun site with plenty of cycling information and help.
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Vélo-Rétro
My friend Chuck Schmidt’s site. Chuck collects vintage road bikes and equipment. On his site, he offers very affordable reprints of to-die-for cycling catalogs and magazines you won’t find anywhere else (such as his Catalogo Campagnolo, which contains the company’s catalogs from 1953 to 1984) along with an excellent list of links—a great resource for vintage lightweight bicycle information.
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Velo Vision
Online home of the new British magazine Velo Vision, which is truly a sight for sore eyes. It celebrates all of cycling and dares to be different with illustrated covers, in-depth features, a positive and friendly voice, lovely photography and just enough advertising. Best, perhaps, is its worldwide point of view focused on how pedaling can help save our planet.
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West Hill Shop
A great shop in Putney, VT where I worked for 3 years. For decades West Hill has sponsored many accomplished athletes (bikers and skiers) and has mentored a sizable group of cyclists who went on to become VIPs in the bike industry. It’s a fun shop to visit and a fine place to ride. If you visit in person, don’t miss the toffee bars at the Putney General Store.
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Wheelmen
A club of antique bicycle enthusiasts interested in preserving and recreating cycling from its earliest days (early 1800s to early 1900s).
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Also see Wheelmen Norman Batho’s Collection of Cycling Sheet Music

 
63XC
I’ve ridden a fixed gear for road-racing training. This site is for those into off-road fixed-gear riding!
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