Cycling Links For September 4

[Tree Branch Bike – Neatorama](http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/tree-branch-bike/)
[![](http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2006-06/tree-branch-bike.jpg)](http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/tree-branch-bike/) This bike looks like it just washed ashore and somebody threw on some wheels.
[Click-Stand Products](http://www.click-stand.com/Click-Stand_Products.html)
[![](http://www.click-stand.com/images/mini6_bill_y03x.jpg)](http://www.click-stand.com/Click-Stand_Products.html) Portable miniature kickstand, particularly suited for bikes you don’t want to mount an actual kickstand on.
[Fixed Gear Gallery :: vintage](http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/jan/PeterMoricke_2.htm)
[![](http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/jan/PeterMoricke_2-1.jpg)](http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/jan/PeterMoricke_2.htm) Post peak oil vacation travel at its finest!
[Hetchins Cognoscenti](http://www.hetchins.org/504cogni-01.htm)
[![](http://www.hetchins.org/pix/51-cogni-01.jpg)](http://www.hetchins.org/504cogni-01.htm) 50s era bike- check out those funky stays!
[Seattle rolls out on-street Parking – BikePortland.org](http://bikeportland.org/2008/09/04/seattle-rolls-out-on-street-bike-parking/)
[![](http://bikeportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/seattleparking-39-21.jpg)](http://bikeportland.org/2008/09/04/seattle-rolls-out-on-street-bike-parking/) Seattle rolls out on street bike parking. Love the rack’s oh so subtle message!
[Spokane Spokaliciousness – Amsterdamize](http://amsterdamize.com/2008/09/04/spokane-spokaliciousness/)
Spokane gets some love from Amsterdamize thanks to a 10 minute video created by a Spokane bicycle commuter named Wilma. Not exactly my commute, but fairly close since it starts on the South Hill and the Centennial Trail features prominently.
[Bike Church – Davis Wiki](http://daviswiki.org/Bike_Church)
Community bicycling program in Davis, CA somewhat similar to Spokane’s [Pedals 2 People](http://pedals2people.org).
[Toshihiko Tomita interview – Tramnesia](http://tramnesia.com/tomity.html)
I’ve seen YouTube videos of Japanese track races before, but didn’t really understand the context until I watched this video interview with veteran (25 years as a pro!) Keirin cyclist Toshihiko Tomita. Turns out Keirin cycling is one of Japan’s most popular gambling sports and has been an Olympic event since 2000.
[Keirin – Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keirin)
More in depth information on Keirin cycling from Wikipedia.
[Bicycle frame building for the rest of us.](http://www.littlefishbicycles.com/frame/)
[![](http://www.littlefishbicycles.com/frame/audax_bb.jpg)](http://www.littlefishbicycles.com/frame/) Very nice intro guide to the process of steel bike frame building.
[Marco Facciola wooden bike with chain – gadgettastic.com](http://www.gadgettastic.com/2008/01/24/fully-functional-wooden-bike-with-chain/)
[![](http://www.gadgettastic.com/wp-content/2008/01/woodbike.jpg)](http://www.gadgettastic.com/2008/01/24/fully-functional-wooden-bike-with-chain/) Cool complete bike proof of concept by a 16 year old kid. I’m guessing with solid wheels like those it probably rides like a tank.
[FFFFOUND!](http://ffffound.com/image/75f774384ae7a0ba435406c081d8a1b8f81bfb22)
[![](http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/75f774384ae7a0ba435406c081d8a1b8f81bfb22_m.jpg)](http://ffffound.com/image/75f774384ae7a0ba435406c081d8a1b8f81bfb22) Those crazy fixie kids!