Must Watch: Bike Thieves Steal the Show when the Prank is on Them

Getting your bike stolen sucks. For some reason thieves think it’s ok, since it’s just a bike (or they’re just terrible people. Probably both). So rather than just sit down and take it, the latest trend seems to be setting up bike thieves in clever ways and filming the usually comical results. For welovecycling that meant arranging the European Bike Stealing Championships. Set up a bait bike complete with a powder bomb and celebratory band hidden nearby and you wait. Granted, the bikes weren’t actually locked up, but taking a bike that isn’t yours that isn’t locked up is still stealing.

Taking a more punishing route, the team over at TwinzTV are literally reeling in the thieves(warning – lots of NSFW language)


Roundup: Quirky new goggles, rims, freehub bodies, pumps, trunk racks & more!


Miles Wide Industries started out with the humble Sticky Pod, a jersey-pocket sized soft case that keeps the essentials safe and secure while you ride. They also work great stuffed in a hydration pack to keep tools, pumps, etc., from bouncing around or small parts from getting lost.

Since then, founder and Asheville, NC, resident Miles Schwartz has been busy creating a few other storage and protective devices. Like the PanoWraps enduro goggles shown above. Offered in dark smoke, orange and clear lenses, they’re super lightweight wraps that protect your eyes from wind, water and dust. They also have a sweet retro aviator look, and they’re just $30.

Check out lots more from them and others, below…


Black Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • #OptToRide with Niner This Weekend – It’s always good to go ride, so Niner is telling us to drop the shopping and enjoy the weekend. Then come back on Monday for their Nine Days of Niner, where they’ll share gift ideas perfect for the Niner fans on your list. And on the Ninth Day of Niner, you’ll have a chance to get your hands on the ultimate holiday present when they unwrap a special something that everyone would want under their tree. Until then, #OptToRide this Thanksgiving, enjoy friends, family, food, and get out and Pedal Damn It! Subscribe to the Niner newsletter to get in the loop.


Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Holliday Nature Preserve – Westland, Michigan

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Photo submitted by Adam, “Enjoying my custom Quiring titanium monster cross bike.”

 We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your photo with a brief description here.

Nutcase’s Unframed Helmet Art Design Submissions are Pouring In


We actually mentioned it in one of our end of week round ups a little while back, but Nutcase helmets are holding a big international competition to design the artwork of their next Unframed helmet. They are getting a strong response this year and shared some of the fun and crazy submissions coming in from all over the world. The Unframed campaign was started as a way to bring even more creativity in their already unique helmet graphics and the limited edition helmets were a way to raise money to support World Bicycle Relief. Hop past the fold to get a sneak peek at some more of the submissions coming in…


Bicitractor lets you harvest parts and build your own pedal-powered tractor


Admittedly still a work in progress, Farm Hack’s Culticycle and Bicitractor concepts were created to bring affordable and sustainable tractors to Mexican farmers. In areas where the alternatives are unattainable or unmanageable loans to get expensive tractors and other equipment, these pedal-powered options are more than affordable, they can be built and maintained on site.

Check the videos below to see them in action, plus links to download your own instructions…


Cinelli brings Italian flare to Recordman jersey, plus 10th anniversary Mash Arts book & video, and more!

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X Cinelli represents Cinelli’s collaborations with other manufactures to bring their unique style to quality products. Check out the X Cinelli gloves by Giro, a retro Santini jersey honoring the 1965 hour record  holder Hans Hendrick Oersted, a folding fender by WIT Industries, and a 350 page book with video of MASH SF.

Head past the break to see the “X Cinelli” collaborations and information on their Black Friday sale…


Trek Hands Off Custom Project One Madone to Brett Favre

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Later this evening as the American masses gather in front of the TV to digest massive meals and watch the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears, the Packers will have a special ceremony to retire the number of Brett Favre. For those who don’t follow the sportsball, Favre was one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time who spent most of his playing years with Green Bay.

Ignoring the brief stint at the end of his career with the NY Jets and the Minnesota Vikings, Farve’s history in Wisconsin is certainly worthy of the Packers’ move to retire his number. It’s also apparently a perfect opportunity for another Wisconsin legend to present him with a custom Project One Madone…


Black Friday / Cyber Monday Cycling Sales and Special Deals

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Wanna save some coin on components, nutrition, bikes, and much more! Click past the break for our mega roundup of all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals going on around the world. Is your brand or bike shop offering a special deal? Leave it in the comments and let everyone know!