Pedal Room Blog
Sep 07 2011

New Interview Up with Faz and his Kagero!

We spoke with Faz about his new Leader Kagero x Pedal Consumption! See the full interview here!

Jun 26 2011

Fixed, And Two - Released Online Today!

Fixed, And Two was just released online today after last night's launch party! There's a ton of great stuff in there, including an interview regarding FourteenTeeth/Pedal Room!

Read the whole issue online here!

Jun 24 2011

Announcing Bike History and Forums!

Today I'm happy to announce the launch of two big new features on Pedal Room - Bike History and Forums!

Bike History
Bike history allows you to track progress as your bike evolves over time. Every bike can have unlimited stages of history, each containing specs, info, and photos.

More info / FAQ on Bike history | See an Example Bike with History

Forums
As Pedal Room has grown, so too has the need for the site to become more social and powerful. We hope that the forums become a thriving community for all things bikes.

Visit the Forums

I hope you all enjoy the new features! I'll be working hard over the coming weeks to continually improve everything on the site as well as launch a couple new cool things. Stay tuned, and let me know what you think!

Jun 15 2011

Bloody Pista Bars and a Double-Edged Story

It was Saturday night. A great night for riding, as long as you can dodge the drunks and idiots. The last thing I remember was the car pulling out in front of me, and swerving hard to avoid it.

I came to on the pavement with four screaming girls hovering over me. "Don't move! Wait for the ambulance!" I don't remember a ton. I remember I tried to convince the then-larger crowd that I was fine. Judging by the blood, I even tried to grab my bike and leave apparently. There was panic. There was blood. And pain.

Long story short, I broke my clavicle in three places, and only needed fourteen stitches in my head. I was banged up from head to toe, but lucky. It could've been a lot worse.

Always wear a helmet people. I wasn't when I wrecked. I'm very lucky to be typing this here today, and you can bet that I'll have a helmet the next time you see me on a bike.

Bad news - I'm out for a while as my clavicle heals from surgery. Good news - I'm alive and otherwise fine, I've got more time to design/work, and big things are coming on Pedal Room.

There's going to be a lot going on soon. I'm on the verge of releasing some stuff I've been working on for months, and I can't wait for you all to see it. It will be quite the change, and it's coming within the next couple weeks.

Stay tuned, and ride safe!

Apr 27 2011

Quick Tweak: Arrow Key Navigation For Photos

Just a heads up that you can now navigate through a bike's photos using the left and right arrow keys (once a large photo is open). Thanks to chewypurple for the idea!

Apr 26 2011

Bridgestone Party!

I'm in Denver for a week, and I love riding here! It's a beautiful city and the people are friendly! I was rolling around downtown and came across Track Shack. Found the white and pink Bridgestone (It's a local messenger's ride) outside, so I had to snap a couple shots with my Bridgestone. Bridgestone party!

Apr 25 2011

Shop Visit: Classic Cycles

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Classic Cycles of Bainbridge Island, WA, talk with the guys there, and snap some photos.

Their shop is just blocks away from the ferry terminal. If you're in Seattle, you just hop on downtown and you're basically taken here.

The view when you first walk inside. Bikes everywhere!

The first Schwinn Paramount tandem, built for Jack Simes III and Jack Heid. Each of the shop's bikes on display has a story behind it.

This 1920 Brennan has seen 80.5 mph.

Magnesium 1987 Kirk Precision.

As you can see, there are some incredible stuff here. One could spend hours just looking at everything. They also sell bikes, a wide range of nice parts (new and used), and apparel. And they'll be happy to talk bikes and work on them too. If you're in Seattle, you really need to make it to Classic Cycles to see the full collection!

Apr 22 2011

Local Blogs on FourteenTeeth Released!

Now on FourteenTeeth you can view local blogs for select areas! More locations and blogs are coming very soon, but we wanted to get the concept out there with a few local blogs and get some feedback.

So let us know what you think!

How it Works:

We guess your location based on your IP address (most websites do this, it's nothing to be worried about). We then find the closest supported city (or country) and request blogs based there. You can also change your location to view local blogs for any area! We optimized everything to make the experience as fast as possible.

Coming Soon:

Many more locations and blogs! We need suggestions! We also hope to break down some of the countries, like Australia, into regions. But most of all we just need more coverage in terms of locations and blogs. So send suggestions our way!

We've also got a few bugs to fix and some things to improve. The maps, for example, don't always look the best. We might go to a region-based approach, or allow blog ordering/filtering. Let us know how we can make FourteenTeeth better!

Apr 17 2011

Stickers

We've got just a few stickers left! Let us know if you want some! Also, some new ones will be in the works soon-ish.

And completely unrelated but still cool, the Fourteen Teeth blog localization work is going well. Should be online tomorrow!

Apr 05 2011

Photo Comments Are Back!

We just brought photo comments back! Now you can comment on specific photos as well as bikes themselves!

Thanks everyone for the feedback! It's much appreciated, as we're continually trying to make Pedal Room better!

PS, my next project is the FourteenTeeth local blogs stuff, which is coming along well. Stay tuned!

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