Interview Part 2: Faz and his Cervelo

August 13, 2012 12:29 PM

A while ago we interviewed Faz about his Leader Kagero. He's still rocking the Kagero but now has built up a Cervelo R3, and we spoke with him about it. Check out the interview here!

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Drop Bars Not Bombs

January 27, 2012 09:03 AM

Last June I broke my clavicle. My first weekend back on a bike, I met up with Zach and others and we had a great time cruising around Seattle. More at ZLOG!

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Bad News/Good News!

November 28, 2011 05:03 PM

The Bad:

The site has been in an awful, broken state for a couple days. It appeared that all messages, favorites, and even comments were gone. There were also issues adding photos, and random bad errors.


The Good:

It only appeared that way. No comments, messages, favorites, or anything else was lost. And the site is close to fixed now.

What happened was that over the weekend I was hard at work on the site, upgrading the site's software to the latest and greatest versions. The goal was to make everything better with the site, and ease development going forward.

However, it introduced an odd bug. Normally a responsible developer (usually me) would catch these before they ever went live. But in a rush to get released, I didn't do much testing of the site, figuring nothing would be terribly wrong since it was a basic upgrade that others had done several times over with no issues.

So I'm sorry about the issues over the last couple days! I won't let it happen again, through improved testing and not rushing stuff out to the live site.

I'm hard at work tonight fixing everything completely, and working on some new improved stuff too! Stay tuned!


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New Interview Up with Faz and his Kagero!

September 07, 2011 02:09 PM

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

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Fixed, And Two - Released Online Today!

June 26, 2011 07:58 AM

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!

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Announcing Bike History and Forums!

June 24, 2011 03:44 PM

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

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!

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Bloody Pista Bars and a Double-Edged Story

June 15, 2011 08:47 PM

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!

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Quick Tweak: Arrow Key Navigation For Photos

April 27, 2011 10:31 PM

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!

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Bridgestone Party!

April 26, 2011 10:51 AM

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!

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Shop Visit: Classic Cycles

April 25, 2011 10:20 PM

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!

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Local Blogs on FourteenTeeth Released!

April 22, 2011 04:29 PM

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!

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April 17, 2011 12:35 AM

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!

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Photo Comments Are Back!

April 05, 2011 10:41 PM

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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Local Blogs on FourteenTeeth

April 01, 2011 11:20 AM

We're thinking of doing something like this, where local blogs are displayed on FourteenTeeth. Local blogs would be automatically displayed based on IP address (or a chosen manually-entered location) if available for an area. For example, while browsing FourteenTeeth in NYC, you might get local blogs such as Bike Blog NYC, while in Seattle, you might get ZLOG and Go Means Go.

We'd initially go live with a few locations (Seattle, SF, NYC, UK, etc.), and add more as time goes on (people would be able to suggest blogs quickly and easily).

Thoughts? Suggestions? I'd love to hear what everyone thinks about this.

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Thoughts on Photos

March 29, 2011 03:41 PM

We've been thinking about photos a fair amount lately, and today we made it possible to link directly to an open photo on a bike details page. Simply click the "direct link" on any photo to get a URL that will link to that photo.

We're also thinking about bringing back photo comments, maybe like so:

What do you guys and gals think about photo comments? Are they a worthwhile thing to have? Should we bring them back? Or are bike comments alone good enough? Let us know - we want to make your Pedal Room experience as good as possible!

By the way, if you're wondering what ridiculously nice bike is pictured, it's gospastic's Ritte Bosberg.

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Better Search Results with the Photogrid

March 26, 2011 03:38 PM

You can now choose the "Photogrid" option when viewing search results to view them in a grid of photos - a nice mode for browsing bikes. We still have a few tweaks to make, but let us know what you think so far and what we can do better!

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Interview with Shidi from RatsKL

March 12, 2011 04:25 AM

We had the opportunity to talk with Shidi from RatsKL about his sweet Kinfolk track bike!

Read the interview here!

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Better Photo Uploads

March 05, 2011 08:31 PM

Today we upgraded our photo uploader. You can now select multiple photos, as well as cancel uploads in progress (if you accidentally chose the wrong file for example). This is a prerequisite to a cool new feature that's coming soon. Check back soon!

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Search Result Slideshows

February 27, 2011 11:27 PM

A couple days ago, someone suggested that we have a slideshow option for viewing bikes. It sounded like a good idea, so I threw this together. Now you can view search results in slideshow format.

Let us know what you guys think and if there's anything we can do to make the site better! We're always looking for ways to improve!

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Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2010 09:08 AM
Happy holidays from Pedal Room! Ride safe and have fun! Stay tuned for big new Pedal Room projects coming soon!
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