1960s Magneet Sprint, Dutch city bike converted to fixed gear

I bought this frame on Craigslist. I’ve been commuting on a Lemond but where I lock it up at work some kids mess with my integrated shifters and leave strain on the cable all day.  I wanted the dead simple setup and to just ride simply all summer as I become more addicted to biking.

The magneet is made of old heavy steel but compared to my Lemond, which I thought was forgiving, the Magneet is like a Cadillac. It’s like butter over all the bumps on my commute. It’s saved me a lot of attention to the road surface so I can enjoy the ride more.


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Google Business View is so hot right now

Good thing I like it hot! Get your business interior uploaded to Google Maps, get started today! How has Jonathan Damon earned the seven stars of spiciness? The same way he got 2 thumbs up: He just did it!  The internet is a fast moving, evolving place.  The best way to move ahead of your … Read more

Blues N Brews Fest 2013

Some photos of the venue and headliner Gary Hoey, shot on August 24, 2013. This is an amazing festival hosted by Nashoba Valley Ski Area each year, organized by the Westford Rotary. It’s a rare outdoor event where parents can bring their kids with them around to the beer tents and the entire family gets … Read more

Nashoba Summer Camp

Some photos of red, white, and blue day activities at The Camp at Nashoba Valley Ski Area.  Shot on July 3, 2013. View the entire album on flickr. View the entire album on flickr.

Last Chance on Sundance 2013

This is one of my favorite events at Nashoba Valley, park manager Keith Kreischer pushes the snow from his jumps and landings into a large pile at the end of the season, and in late April or early May he pushes it back out, installs 6-10 features and they open a hiking park for 1 … Read more

Scotland July 2012

My trip to Scotland in July 2012, starting with the Isle of Mull, the Island of Erraid, The city of Edinburgh, Tranquair House, St. Andrews, and back through Edinburgh.