Specialized needs to move to Roubaix France!
Went to the LBS got two Giant FlatGuard 26X2.10 tires, sheet metal screws added some love for labor, 1/16” drill bit with drill, an old cut up tube for between the screws and the tube (that holds air). This will work great for our ice covered roads in Wisco and I will be running just the front studded…. with 20 psi in both tires.
Specialized pressures Canadian bike shop to change name
US bicycle company pursues trademark violation of “Roubaix”
A small bike shop in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada has recently been threatened with legal action by US bicycle manufacturer Specialized regarding a trademark violation concerning the shop’s name. The Calgary Herald reported today that Dan Richter, owner of the Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio, received a letter from lawyers representing Specialized demanding he change his business’s name because the bicycle company owns the trademark of the word “Roubaix”, a model of bicycle in the company’s line.
This is official The Church Of Cycling will now be boycotting Specialized!
Tis the season.
Co-worker: “It’s so cold. Did you ride in today?”
Me: “I follow the ABCs of bike commuting. Always Bike Commute.”
Tonight’s commute in central Wisco. The roads have a smooth ice covering with no tire ice ruts from cars which can cause you to fall if your bike tire gets caught and you’re trying to turn out of the rut. I am thinking about studding my tires but this will take the fun out of commuting in the winter… I could have ice skated to work today. The temp is fahrenheit.