Jonathon Porter Rides Pure Cycles

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Jonathon Porter was hit by a car while riding his bike home from an election night watch party around 2 am, Nov. 9, 2016. The driver left the scene. The last thing Johnathon remembers is being almost home on W. Oak Street before crossing Dixie Hwy. His unconscious body was found around 5 am outside Hill Street Missionary Baptist Church, a mile and a half down Dixie Hwy., with a fractured skull and fractured ribs. The story got around on … Read More

Finding Mental Clarity, Physical Wellness Through Yoga

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Tab’s View was a short-lived online ‘zine. Founder and publisher Tracy Beale’s idea was to create a resource for locals who were passionate about life. Writer/photographer Nerissa Sparkman is an “artist, yogi, rebel, and activist with a gypsy heart”. In the first-in-a-series of stories on fitness and yoga, Nerissa drills down into the psyche of Victor Miller, to bring out his untold story. From a dysfunctional family as a child, then feeling the need to pursue “manly stuff” and getting … Read More

Wildcat I Restoration

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Schwinn’s Sting-Ray was known as “the bike with the sports car look” and it changed cycling when it was introduced in 1963, the model was made until 1981, Schwinn’s Krates were made from 1968 to ’73, the Schwinn Fair Lady for young ladies were produced from 1964 to ’82, and the Schwinn Mantaray was only produced for two years, 1971 & ’72. The bikes all featured a short frame, high rise handlebars and a long, bucket shaped saddle, all borrowed … Read More

Long Haul Trucker Build

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Surly’s Long Haul Trucker has a devoted following, known for its dependability, riding comfort, and ability to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide stability. There’s ample tire clearance for wider tires and room for fenders. The CroMoly steel tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard frames, which is easily repaired if you crack the frame on a trek through Lower Mongolia. The LHT has all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle … Read More

Alex Singer

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Vic just had the opportunity to restore this Alex Singer bicycle for a local client. Alex Singer, who along with Rene Herse, are two of the most revered bicycle frame builders of the modern age, generated a worldwide cult status following which escalated the resale value for collectors. Their bikes are sought after by participants of endurance brevet cycling events, especially Paris-Brest-Paris. Cycles Alex Singer was one of France’s leading frame building shops, located in Levallois Perret, France. Ernest Csuka … Read More

U of L Earn-A-Bike Program

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Note: U of L has decided to not extend the Earn-A-Bike program into 2017. THE 2016 DEADLINE WAS AUGUST 10 In their effort to cut pollution coming out of tailpipes, reduce parking lot space, and promote healthier lifestyles on campus, U of L’s Sustainability Council launched its Earn-A-Bike Program. Once a year, U of L students, faculty, and staff may enter a lottery for a chance to get $400 towards a new bike and accessories from Vic’s Classic Bikes by … Read More

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