wednesday video roundup

Wednesday Video Roundup: DIY repair help, Maupin, and the world’s fastest bike

Avatar by on April 1st, 2016 at 9:17 am

Welcome to this week’s roundup! Apologies that it has been delayed, but I’m still calling it a Wednesday roundup. I mean, Wednesday is a state of mind, right?

Our first video is a DIY series by a community bike organization. They have a full series of videos in English and Spanish and are even downloadable- handy for working on a bike that is on the street. I’m highlighting the rear derailleur installation, since it’s difficult to adjust for those new to wrenching. They are from Bikes Not Bombs, which is a Boston-area community bike resource. The audio mixing is a little rough, but they demonstrate a good range of common repairs.
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Wednesday Video Roundup: pro-bike rant, DIY cargo bike on tour, and more

Avatar by on March 23rd, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Welcome to this week’s roundup! I considered skipping the week because I’m in a funk over the recent violence in Portland and around the world. Perhaps a diversion would be nice. If not, skip this, I understand.

Our first video (above) is a promo from Travel Oregon. They made about six short promotional videos, this one has a bike in it.
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Wednesday Video Roundup: a safe-walking superhero, pursuing ostrich, and more

Avatar by on March 16th, 2016 at 10:21 am

Welcome to this week’s roundup! Our first video (above) shows a cool way to make walking safer: by being a Lucha Libre style superhero. It’s sad it takes this level of absurdity to make a crossing safe, but it still feels like progress. (h/t m.a.)
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Wednesday Video Roundup: Filmed By Bike, Tokyo mode share, and the design of doors

Avatar by on March 9th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Welcome to this week’s roundup! Our first video (above) is an explanation about how Filmed By Bike works and how it helps the cycling community. I love the style of this- there’s enough information and also enough entertainment to keep it interesting.
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Wednesday video roundup: icy racing, Dutch filmmaking, and a dirty bike commute

Avatar by on March 2nd, 2016 at 8:12 am

Welcome to this week’s roundup! We’re starting with a trailer (above) for “Cheetah”, a documentary about Nelson Vails, who was a pro cyclist in the 1980s- and is black. That was rare and pioneering for that generation (see also: Major Taylor from an earlier generation), so he is an inspirational figure to many.
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Wednesday Video Roundup: riding in Portland, Switzerland, Korea and more

Avatar by on February 24th, 2016 at 8:28 am

Welcome to this week’s roundup! We have a lot of dirt riding videos this week, but first we’ll start with a simple short documentary (above) about Damian Riehl, a bike messenger/photographer here in Portland. It’s a promo video for Chrome, but it’s a nice slice of life. Here’s his instagram account.
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Wednesday Video Roundup: Pikes Peak, bike lanes in Berlin, and more

Avatar by on February 17th, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Welcome to this week’s roundup! We’re starting with my favorite video (so far) that I’ve posted. This is a great little documentary about a bike shop in Amsterdam. There are many great quotes (“without a bike, you’re nowhere in Amsterdam”) and sweet moments. I love seeing all the “working bikes”.
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Wednesday Video Roundup: Copenhagenize TV series, Canyon factory, and more

Avatar by on February 10th, 2016 at 9:01 am

Welcome to this week’s roundup!

We have a mixed batch of videos this week, but I had to start this week with the Cycle Oregon announcement. The video shows the entire 45 minutes of the Cycle Oregon announcement party. If you want to see the highlights, go to 15:15 for Joyride, 19:45 for the weekend ride, 24:20 for the route descriptions of the big ride, and 43:55 for the full route summary.

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Wednesday Video Roundup: Colombia’s last bike builder, drone downhill video, and more

Avatar by on February 3rd, 2016 at 8:29 am

Welcome to this week’s roundup!

Our first video (above) shows a cyclist who would be at home in Portland, given the number of fairy gardens spread around the city- and Mill Ends Park, of course. “Pothole gardening” is a pleasant form of protest combined with art.
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Wednesday Video Roundup: 1993 bike messengers, 2016 pro racing kits, and electric car efficiency

Avatar by on January 27th, 2016 at 11:52 am

Welcome to this week’s roundup! We’ve had glimpses of almost springlike weather, I hope you were able to enjoy it. Our first video is a great one from Brumotti at a soccer (“football”) stadium. There are some great moves, but my favorite is bouncing across the armrests. The other good Brumotti of the week is where he shows the proper way to use a treadmill.

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