Thursday, August 21, 2008

2009 Masi Randonneur

Masi has some fresh new models becoming available for 2009. Commute by Bike has more pictures and details.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


A cartoon I lifted from QBP.

Monday, August 11, 2008

2009 Bianchi Dolomiti

Keeping with the current trend of retro themes Bianchi is introducing a steel lugged frame road bike.

New Flyer

Friday, August 8, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cop Decks Cyclist

Jul 29, 2008 11:06 AM

The Associated Press

NEW YORK – A police officer shown on video body-checking a bicyclist who was riding as part of a demonstration was stripped of his badge and gun Monday.

The incident occurred Friday evening in Times Square at the Critical Mass ride, a monthly protest of urban reliance on motor vehicles.

The video clip, posted anonymously on the Internet on Sunday, shows the officer standing in the street as bikes whiz past. The officer moves toward the cyclist, identified in a criminal complaint as Christopher Long, and violently knocks him to the ground in front of crowds of people. Another officer comes over, and the two officers wrestle with Long before handcuffing him.

Craig Radhuber said he was riding about 3 feet behind Long when he was hit.

"It was unprovoked," Radhuber said. "It was like the cop was waiting for him and then just checked him as he got closer. I couldn't believe it.''

The officer in the video was placed on desk duty pending the outcome of a police department investigation, chief police spokesman Paul Browne said.

The video, shot by a bystander, was posted on YouTube.

Long, of Hoboken, N.J., was arrested because he was obstructing traffic in the heart of Times Square, the complaint said. He was charged with attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

The complaint said Long, 29, deliberately steered his bicycle into the officer, causing both of them to fall to the ground.

During his arrest, Long squirmed and kicked, saying to the officers, "You are pawns in the game. I'm gonna have your job,'' the complaint said.

There were no other arrests in the ride.

Long's lawyer said he hopes the Manhattan district attorney's office will drop the charges. The district attorney's office said it was investigating.

Meanwhile, Long's next court date was set for Sept. 5.

The Critical Mass bike rides started in San Francisco in 1992 and began in New York two years later. The New York rides, on the last Friday of every month, became large enough that police decided to crack down on them, leading to the arrests of more than 260 cyclists during a ride days before the GOP convention in August 2004 on charges of disorderly conduct and traffic offenses.

Dozens more cyclists have been arrested at subsequent rallies. In 2007, a federal judge ruled that the city could continue to regulate the rides despite a claim from riders arguing the rules infringe on their constitutional rights to free speech and to travel.

Associated Press writer Tom Hays contributed to this report.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Free Burrito

Anyone who rides their bike to the Chipotle at 8th and Congress, between
11-5 on Friday July 25th, will be given a free burrito, bowl, salad or
order of tacos. Notice they also have unbleached napkins, minimal
waste-generating meals, free-range chicken, green building practices and
I think recycling.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Glimpse of Kona 2009 Line

Soulbiker posted some images of Kona's 2009 line up. I guess this is in La Molina, Spain. My German isn't so good, in fact it's non existent.
Below is the One20 Supreme (bottom) and the Shonky (top)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tour De France and Stuff

So the Tour is in full gear now. The Aussie from Silence Lotto, Cadel Evans, is in yellow. Manuel Beltran of Liquigas has already been busted for EPO. Yet another former team mate of Lance brought down. The American, Christian Vandevelde, is 38 seconds off the lead
Still fun to watch.
Google has a cool street view of the tour.
As for me, I've been watching at the Crown & Anchor.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

These Go to Eleven

There is only one possible answer for those who ask why the 11-speed was born: why not? Cyclists, whether professional or amateur, are never happy. They always demand the most both from themselves and from the products they use. That's why the 11-speed was born.

Campagnolo created the 11-speed to give life to a new vision: realize an innovative, excellent and reliable product dedicated to those who never stop putting themselves to the test, conceived for those who never tire of exceeding their own limits. To do so, it introduced 3 innovations which make the Chorus, Record and Super Record groupsets unique in the market: the 11-speed sprocket set, the third Ergopower generation (Ergopower Ultra-Shift) and CULT (Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology). But that's not all.

11 means enhanced performance: every single groupset component has been redesigned to render it perfect in engineering terms, and guarantee users faster and more precise rear shifting, immediate front shifting, more fluid tooth engagement with the chain and total sprocket synchrony.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bendependence Day

While Vytis and I were enjoying the fireworks and violence in Chicago, Ben Domingue was rocking Ozone's Jersey in Breckenridge for the Firecracker 50.
As you can see, the Soldier Crab was in full effect throughout this great nation for the Fourth.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has created a national awareness day to encourage commuters to ride a bus or take a train instead of driving a car.
We suggest you go one step further and ride your bike. If your commute is longer than you're comfortable, put your bike on the bus for part of your ride.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

AT&T 2008 Crit Schedule


* 5:30pm- cat ¾ women 1-3 race
* 6:15pm cat 4/5, Jrs open, women cat ¾
* 7:00pm – Cat Pro 1,2,3
* Post Race Cocktail Party 9pm


* Live Remote with 101x at Mellow Johnny Bike Shop 6 am - 10 am
* Packet Pick Up – Mellow Johnny Bike Shop 12-7pm
* Press Conference SIX Bar and Lounge roof top 7-8pm *
* Sponsor /Pro Race Dinner Cocktail Party - Lambert's *


* Amateur racing starts at 2pm
* Meet and Greet with Pro Racers at the expo area 6:00-7pm *
* Pro 1-2 Womens race 7:00pm
* Pro 1 Mens race 8pm
* Post Race Dinner fund raiser Sullivans *

* Indicates a VIP badge holder event (available for sale on

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Austinites Choosing Alternatives

Austin man sick of high gas prices, rides bicycle to work

10:40 PM CDT on Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Had enough of the ever-climbing gas prices? Well one Austin man is now taking matters into his own hands.

Last week, Nelson Chafetz, an IBM employee put away his car keys and picked up his bicycle which he now rides 14-miles to work, and 14-miles home.

Chafetz says he's killing two birds with one stone by taking care of his health and his wallet.

"I can afford the 4-dollars per gallon, but if 2 or 3 million people across the country did this once or twice a week, I think demand would go down, supply would go up and that would effect the gas prices" says Chafetz.

The support planner for IBM packs his bike with water, his laptop, and a change of clothing because he showers once he gets to work.

Chafetz takes the back roads to and from Cedar Park on his commute.

He says he plans to keep riding as long as gas prices stay on their present course and he's hoping his example will encourage others to follow his lead.

"Take action. Do something, instead of riding a stationary bike at the gym or a treadmill at the gym get out and walk to work if it's close enough or get on a bicycle and start riding to work.

"I feel good about what I'm doing, I feel like I'm making a difference" he says.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Beer, bikes, and big wheels are coming to town on June 22.
The New Belgium Urban Assault Ride will return to its roots on June 22nd with a stop in Austin, its home city. This will be the sixth year the Urban Assault Ride has taken to the streets of Austin.

The Urban Assault Ride is a funky bike scavenger hunt that sends two-person teams riding to checkpoints around town to complete crazy obstacle courses at each stop. Mental muscle is just as important as bike skills as teams of two choose their own course to checkpoints around the city. Obstacles are a surprise until participants arrive at the checkpoint and have included bike jousting, adult big wheel races, flying down an inflatable slip and slide, and much more. This pedal-powered urban adventure is an event that anyone can do.

The distance is around 25 miles and the ride takes two to three hours to complete. It is open to riders seven and older. The ride is followed by a huge after party with New Belgium beer, live music, and plenty of two-wheeled shenanigans. The ride starts and ends at RunTex on South Riverside Drive at 8:00 a.m.; checkpoints are Bicycle Sport Shop, Rowing Dock, Ozone Bike Dept, Jo’s Coffee, Jack and Adams, and Pease Park.
Austin is the most popular venue in the eight city series and routinely has the highest number of cyclists. Last year, more than 1,200 riders participated in this pedal-powered adventure, and more are expected this year. The secret to Austin’s success is its supportive cycling community and extensive cycling infrastructure.
Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale, the Urban Assault Ride is a green event designed to show riders that a bike is a great way to get around town. The event benefits Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance charity – a group that opens and minds and roads to bike transportation. The Urban Assault Ride’s “green focus” extends beyond bike advocacy. The production powers the event with a solar generator, a bio-diesel truck delivers the gear to each city, and almost all event waste is composted or recycled.
--From a press release on April 17, 2008.

Timbuk 2 Covert Bag in Stock!

Timbuk 2's new Covert Classic Messenger Bag has a reflective center panel that is activated by an automobile's headlight. The bag is made with T2's X-Pac fabric outer panels, so it's lightweight. Also has a waterproof inner liner.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Horrible Tragedy

Alejandro Alvarez of Monterrey, Mexico, was killed in a race near Matamoros. Juan Campos of Brownsville, Texas, who was apparently driving drunk, fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into the cyclists. Ten others were injured.
The wreck happened 15 minutes into the race. The photo was taken by a city official.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kryptonite Releases the Top Ten Worst Cities for Bike Theft

Kryptonite release the results of their research data. Austin make the list as number 10. I don't remember our previous standing, but I believe it was higher up the list. Check out this:

We sell a good selection of Kryptonite bicycle locks and have advice for protecting your two wheel friend.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

National Bike to Work Week and Day


Bike Commuters
Commute by Bike

Get your commuter bike outfitted with what you need to get to work. Come check out our lights by Knog, Planet Bike,and Cateye. Fenders, locks, racks, panniers, gloves, helmets, tires, etc.
We have excellent commuter bikes from Bianchi, Kona, and Marin.

Bicycle commuting tips


Bike-to-Work Day is May 16. Between 7 and 9 a.m., stop by one of the following stations for a little free breakfast on your way into the office:
Whole Foods (525 N. Lamar Blvd.),
City Hall Plaza (301 Second St.),
Texas One Center (505 Barton Springs Road),
Texas Bicycle Coalition (1902 E. Sixth St.),
Mellow Johnny's (400 Nueces St.),
Wheatsville Coop (3101 Guadalupe St.),
Bicycle Sport Shop (517 S. Lamar Blvd.),
Shoal Creek Boulevard at the Far West Bridge,
Music City Cycles (6301 W. Parmer Lane),
Jo's Coffee (1300 S. Congress Ave.)
Additional locations might be added.
Check Austin Cycling Association.

City of Austin Bike Map


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


The 2008 Kona Coil-Air has finally arrived. Rides like an XC bike and descends like a DH bike. The Coil-Air's head tube angle stays step and offers 6 inches of travel. Go downhill and the MAGIC LINK drops to 7.5 inches of travel and the geometry becomes slack. This is what Shazam was working on with the Elders behind the Winnebago!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen from Luke Stiles on Vimeo.

So glad they used Slayer Cleanse the Soul and Mastodon Aqua Dementia instead of Metallica.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pedro's Trixie Tool

Pedro's is coming out with a new take along tool for fixed gear bikes. The tool has the following tools: 15mm wrench, lockring spanner, 5mm allen wrench, pin hole to make a chain whip, hex wrenches, bottle opener, and spoke wrench.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

We got some new Fox Helmets!

Nut's modeling the New Fox Racing Camo Transistion

Way more stylish than this World War I German Officer.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

2008 Kona Ute

2008 Kona Ute just arrived.
Frame sizes One Size
Frame tubing Kona 7005 Aluminum
Fork Kona P2 Disc
Headset Ritchey LB-Plus
Crankarms FSA Alpha Drive
Chainrings bashguard/36/26
B/B FSA Powerdrive
Pedals Xerama SP-500
Chain Shimano HG40
Freewheel Shimano Alivio (11-32, 8spd)
F/D Shimano Deore
R/D Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Alivio
Handlebar Kona Riser
Stem Kona BO
Grips Velo
Front Brake Hayes MX4 Mechanical fr/Avid SD-5 rr
Brake Levers Avid FR-5
Front hub Formula
Rear hub Shimano RM60-8
Spokes DT 14g stainless
Tires Continental Town & Country 700x47c
Rims Sun Ryno Lite Black L7
Saddle Velo Comfort
Seatpost Kona Thumb
Seat clamp Kona Clamp
Color Green

2 Side Bags included - 4 Bag Capacity

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Stuff at Ozone

A few new things in stock:
Panaracer T-Servs now come with reflective sidewalls.
Serfas Drifters now come in a 29er size.
Knog Bullfrogs have clever new packaging. Some stuff about Axl Rose. BTW check out there Australian website,
It has all kinds of Knog Love.
We got a good selection of Nitto handlebars.
We also have a fresh batch of Knog Frogs in assorted colors.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Group Rides @ the O

3/22/2008 to 5/15/2008 9:30am SATURDAYS Medium Pace Road Rides. Meet up at Ozone Saturday mornings. Ride with Vytis. This will be a fun group ride and nobody will be dropped.

Just Starting

Just starting this up to keep everyone in the know about what's going on and new at the shop.