Cycling Links for August 6

[Schwinn Forums – Look how Toys R Us sells Huffy Bikes](http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/showthread.php?t=62247)
This is just one more reason to support your local bike shop when purchasing a new bicycle.
[Bike Hugger & The Rise of the Compact Crank (aka “The Death of the Triple”)](http://bikehugger.com/2008/05/the_rise_of_the_compact_crank.htm)
Very thorough discussion of the evolution of the compact double crank and how it is eliminating the need for a triple chain ring in modern bicycle drive trains.
[Bichain Fixed/Free Bicycle Drive Train by Bruce Ingle](http://sheldonbrown.com/bichain-fixed-free.html)
[![](http://sheldonbrown.com/bichain/images/bichain.jpg)](http://sheldonbrown.com/bichain-fixed-free.html) Crazy dual chain fixed/free bicycle drive train. The mind boggles.
[Best MTB Photo Contest: Our faves (so far!) – Mountain Bike Blog](http://www.singletracks.com/blog?p=872)
[![](http://www.singletracks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/44395-2.jpg)](http://www.singletracks.com/blog?p=872) Great pictures from the singletracks.com Best MTB Photo Contest.
[Full Cycle – How To Climb Like A Champ](http://fullcyclebikes.com/page.cfm?PageID=204)
Good advice for working on hill climbing.
[Masked US cyclists apologize to Olympic organizers – Yahoo! News](http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080806/sp_afp/oly2008usapollutionapologycycling)
It’s not clear to me why we’re going out of our way to appease the ultra-sensitive Chinese here. Dirty air is dirty air.
[How To Pack Your Bicycle For Transport – CyclePig](http://www.cyclepig.com/archive/how-to-pack-your-bicycle-for-transport/)
[![](http://www.cyclepig.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/packing_bike_7-480x360.jpg)](http://www.cyclepig.com/archive/how-to-pack-your-bicycle-for-transport/) Bike packing advice (and options) for the world traveler from Cycle Pig. I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to try the cling wrap approach, but it’s a unique idea.
[UltraRobs Adventures: Lance Armstrong Pre-Leadville 100 Videos](http://www.ultrarob.com/blog/2008/08/lance-armstrong-pre-leadville-100.php)
Two pre-Leadville 100 videos: one featuring Lance Armstrong talking about his current fitness level and another showing him riding some of the course in preparation.