Friday, February 11, 2005

No. 31, Vol. 4.

Winter. Here in the upper Midwest, Jack Frost has reared his ugly white head and appears to be sticking around, which leaves many cyclists scratching around for things to do. We’re not into the indoor cycling scene ourselves, so this is cabin-fever time in these here parts, and it gets hard to deal with some days. Nothing a good book, magazine, DVD or CD can’t offset, though. Dream of rolling asphalt and expansive singletrack; spring will be here soon enough!

Gary & Jean Boulanger, editors
The Bike Evangelist
305 S. Main St. - BARN
Springboro, Ohio USA
Phony: 937-748-8862

Cycles Gaansari Store Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10-6 p.m.; Saturday 11-5 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Come visit Cycles Gaansari at the
Seattle Bike Expo on Feb. 19-20. We’re going to unveil the new Whirlwind 29er, introduce our lugged, steel versions of the Van Cleve, St. Clair, Flyer and Scorcher models, and bring cool Gaansari gear to sell as well. If you’d like to stop by the booth to chat bikes, place a bike order or just hang out, visit us in booth #114.
Products to Consider
All products, unless otherwise noted, can be shipped to your home or workplace for an additional shipping cost. Just call 1-888-813-3355 or email, and we’ll take care of your cycling needs.

NEW Products
Cycles Gaansari is proud to become an authorized dealer for:

Orbea – Made in Spain and ready to roll over hill and dale.
DK – the world’s best BMX company, based in Dayton, Ohio. Great dirt jumpers, too.

To learn more about these world-renowned brands, go to our
Bike page, then stop by the shop. 2005 models arriving daily. To read about our updated, just-about-ready-to-roll-out-in-public 2005 Gaansari line, click on the links below. Remember, Cycles Gaansari is also an authorized Brooks saddles dealer; we also sell the complete line of Nitto handlebars and stems. We're also spec'ing plenty of Stronglight, DT Swiss, Phil Wood and Schwalbe on our `05 line:

NEW! Gaansari Whirlwind
Gaansari Scorcher
Gaansari Van Cleve
Gaansari St. Clair
Gaansari Flyer

New models from
Jamis and Bianchi have also arrived. A sampling:

Exile hardtail – Reynolds 520 CroMo steel. Plenty more where that came from.
Pista – hard-core fixie: $550 complete out of the box.

Bicycle Key Chain set (3)
A simple, elegant gift for your favorite bike enthusiast, made of recycled bicycle chain. Set of 3, just $12.

Recycled Bike Parts Picture Frame
Handmade from recycled bicycle chain with an easel back/stand. Stands or hangs vertically or horizontally. Choose from 4" x 6" or 5" x 7", just $29 or $39.

Gaansari Cotton Old School Cycling Cap
As most lifestyle cyclers would admit, the much vaunted and highly respected cotton cycling cap is a must-have item anytime of the year. Fly the Gaansari colors! Gold "Gaansari" logos throughout. Black or Carmine Red. Made by Pace in the USA. Sapphire Blue now available! Just $10

Gaansari Coffee - Full-bodied and rich, just like granny.
Looking for a Mi-T-Fine deep-roasted coffee? Gaansari has just the ticket, and it's roasted locally. Stop by the shop to try a fresh cup, or order from us, and we'll ship some of our delectable stuff ASAP! Choose from SkidMark or Degreaser decaf blend, full-bodied and rich, just like granny. Whole bean only. Available in 12oz bags. Roasted locally in West Chester, Ohio. Giddyup! $8 each.

Coffee Grinder
The connoisseur's chosen method of grinding: beans are introduced to the grinding chamber a few at a time, ensuring a consistent, even grind. La Pavoni burr grinders automatically dial-in the exact amount of coffee required, from 1 to 12 cups and adjust to espresso, coarse and drip settings. Not suitable for Turkish grinds or lever espresso machines. Made of sturdy ABS plastic, they feature 19 grind settings, a 1/4 lb capacity hopper and removable burrs for cleaning. 130-watt motor, 110 volts, UL listed. White or black, which doesn’t show the messy grounds as much. Just $49.

Coffee Mugs
The best coffee must be savored, not sipped. The Gaansari “Old School” ceramic coffee mug holds 9 ounces of your favorite Gaansari blend. Diner-influenced engineering with panache. Almond. Just $8. NEW! Black enamel with our official fleur d’lis logo in Gaansari Gold. Just $8.
Nifty Books
· The Masked Rider was written in the 1996 by rock band drummer Neil Peart, a lifelong marathon runner and all-around active guy (ever see him play drums for
Rush? Sheesh, the man’s a diesel engine!). It’s a diary from his bicycle journey through Africa.

Ghostrider was also written by Peart, a sad chronicling of how he coped with the death of his teenage daughter and wife within 10 months in 1997. Grief-stricken, Mr. Peart withdrew from the life he knew, packed his BMW motorcycle and took to the road. This book reflects his experiences on what he calls "The Healing Road."

· Have a Nifty Book idea you’d like to recommend? Send it to
us for future consideration.

Nifty Movies
· Alec Guinness may be best known for his role as Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first three Star Wars movies, but his versatility ran the gamut during a long and colorful acting career until his death in August 2000. A new favorite is “The Ladykillers,” with Sir Alec as Professor Marcus, Billy-Bob teeth and all.

· DK Bicycles from Dayton, Ohio, leads the way in all things BMX, and from time to time they develop an entertaining DVD chock full of stunts, jumps, and rider anecdotes.
System is their latest, and it’s highly entertaining start to finish. Here’s a recent review.
Nifty Links – Dayton-flavored
Alien Workshop is a trend-setting skateboard company based in Dayton since 1990, and its expanded product line seems inline with these tragically-hip times. Fixed-gear customer Chad W. rides his Bianchi fixie to and from his job at AW daily, Fausto-Coppi style.

Rokenrol is a newer skate company, also based in Dayton. They’ve been making some inroads lately, and sponsor our man Justin’s band.

· Voted "Internet Radio Station of the Year" at The Plug Awards in NYC Feb. 10: WOXY, based in Oxford, Ohio, just 25 minutes from the Gaansari World HQ. Give it a listen on your computer today, mod rockers.

· Have a Nifty Movie or Link you’d like to recommend? Send it to
us for future consideration.

The Bike Evangelist is an electronic newsletter developed to keep cyclers informed on the latest goings-on at Cycles Gaansari, including new products, services, events, and anything else pertinent to the Greater Dayton cycling community and beyond. Nearly 1,164 strong! Published by Clutch Marketing Group LLC, Springboro, OH. © 2005. All Rights Reserved. If you like what you've read, tell others. If you don't, let us know and we can unsubscribe you, no problemo.