September 29, 2010

Diary of a design: my “for life” randonneur, the BM Quotidian

First I take an image in profile of a 29er mountain bike, stretch the wheel base, relax the head and seat tube angles, bump the front wheel forward even more, then play with top tubes and […]
September 26, 2010

Rekindling national pride

Pashley Roadster on left and Pashley Guv’nor on right. Both have the long wheel base and relaxed angles. The Guv’nor has a longer quill stem and upside down bars.   If just one bike could serve […]
September 21, 2010

How much would you pay to look frugal?

Recently a facebook friend of mine (look up Behooving Moving and add me) announced that she wanted a bike. I took her brief — $200, tall female rider, must have a basket — and found a […]
September 21, 2010

Zoolander on wheels

When mumsie wasn’t chastising "the help", as she called them—our servants—or when she wasn’t ripping up carpet in search of painkillers, dear mumsie was showing Master Behooving (that’s me) lashings of female attention. I became accustomed. […]
September 20, 2010

Phenomenological thoughts about speedos

Phenomenolenology, or even phenomenolenolenolenology as some have been known to pronounce it, is a rather tongue tying and discombobulatory collection of phonetic units, to signify what I must say is a belieingly straight forward collection of […]