Interbike '08: All the Rest

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 1:37pm by Andy Shen

The good, the bad, the silly. Schmalz italicized as usual.

Lotsa carbon. Does anyone still care about this stuff? I am totally boinked out with Interbike.
The new Campy shifters have an inward hook on the hoods. And it's not like logic or tech details will change anyone from being campy nuts.
Quarq can make the iPhone work as the display for their power meter, but since Apple won't allow it, that little chip (complete with Sharpie branding) has to be attached.
Quarq's second production run due out soon.
LAS, now in colors! And it still looks like a gland from a space bull!
LG, now in dimples! The helmet resembles a head-on collision with cellulite.
Make your Pete Shweddy's Salty Balls jokes now. These were actually really really good.
Clif hot chocolate! As we have to make everything crappy and healthy...
Zipp's new carbon stem with ti faceplate.
A big fat TT crankset. But all the cool kids are running SRM's. With SRM, you'll be second - but you will know how many watts it took to lose!
Swanky TT parts. TT stuff – moving on...
So many options for my disposable income. Oh wait... There's no way you can keep pink stuff off my bike.
A belt drive/chain drive tandem.
Cancellara's saddle. Will Schmalz's man crush survive the next round of testing? Hopefully Fabian won't become dead to me...
Champion making custom messenger bags now.
Lake's very swanky moldable shoes. Neon green goes with everything.
Campy Hyperon, now in carbon clincher. Campy just recognized the existence of clinchers 2 months ago, and now look at them!
The new 404's brake track, like the 808's, is no longer parallel. Instead they arc in towards the tire.
New SRAM wheels are Flashpoints.
Cane Creek has abandoned the road market, instead focusing on super strong track wheels.
New Lightweights have all carbon spokes. To make unemployed finance guys really weep when they crash!
Lightweight derailer compatible with Shimano and Campy, using different cable attachment points. Coming soon to a Parlee near you.
Optional generator resistance unit for the Kinetic trainer, get it now before civilization collapses. Hopefully this can power my blow dryer in moments of extreme need.
Great big flywheel makes for smoother pedaling. Once again, neon green matches everything.
If you lean too far to one side there's no coming back on this rocking trainer. I tried to steer the bike back under me, only to find I'm riding a trainer. Neon green even matches jeans and head shine.
It's Django with a 'D', dorks!
Speaking of dorks. That's one impressively strong kickstand. I claimed the coveted 'ass seat'.
Getting a shot of the cowbell booth and running off without getting the spiel is an annual rite. Take that, cowbell purveyors!
I sweat it out in a Dutch Oven of my making.
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They said Apple doesn't let
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 9:17pm

They said Apple doesn't let you use the wireless function for apps.

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Mon, 10/13/2008 - 9:08pm

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Mon, 10/13/2008 - 4:04pm

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