22 Mar '14, 6pm

Check This Out: The Bike, Deconstructed

Check This Out: The Bike, Deconstructed

A metal frame, two wheels, pedals, a seat, and handlebars—on first glance, bicycles look pretty straightforward. And yet, even today’s most stripped-down bicycles can feature as many as two hundred parts, each with a critical role to play. The unbelievably efficient way they work together is what makes modern bicycles such marvels of compact engineering, and sometimes frustrating to diagnose and repair. In The Bike Deconstructed, bicycle guru Richard Hallett dismantles the modern bicycle to uncover the origin, design, and evolution of every integral part. Through stunning photography, accessible writing, and clear diagrams, Hallett examines every aspect of the bike in detail—from the anatomy of the drive chain to the geometry of the main frame, and from spoke weaving patterns to the effect of fork rake on steering and stability. So whether you are a leisurely cruiser or ha...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2014/03/22/buy-book-bike-deconstructed/

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gas2.org 22 Mar '14, 3pm

To be successful in the internet commentator game today, you have to have an attitude. Sort of like Bill O’Reilly of FauxN...

An Electric Porsche? It Could Happen in 2015!

An Electric Porsche? It Could Happen in 2015!

gas2.org 23 Mar '14, 2pm

But Porsche wasn’t able to accomplish a range of that size three years ago. In 2011, the company built three experimental,...

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Colorado Republican Wants to Punish Towns With ...

gas2.org 23 Mar '14, 12am

Colorado Republican Frank McNulty (and his ever-smiling sidekick, Rep. Jerry “come on, that has to be Botox” Sonnenberg) a...

Unplugged Performance: Tesla Model S Gets the Bespoke Treatment

Unplugged Performance: Tesla Model S Gets the B...

gas2.org 23 Mar '14, 4pm

The Tesla Model S has made it. You can tell, because- in addition to selling like plug-in hotcakes - the wealthiest and mo...

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Rising Sea Levels Not a Problem for this EV Con...

gas2.org 24 Mar '14, 12am

To be totally fair, the silly little car buit to avoid rising sea levels actually does has a serious purpose: ferrying peo...

Katy Perry Bought 5 Fisker Karmas, Apparently

Katy Perry Bought 5 Fisker Karmas, Apparently

gas2.org 23 Mar '14, 7pm

the newest incarnation of Fisker Automotive - they certainly have some high-level fans. That fan base includes pop sensati...

New Noah’s Ark Offers A New World of Sustainability

New Noah’s Ark Offers A New World of Sustainabi...

gas2.org 21 Mar '14, 11pm

In case they do, Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic from Serbia have designed a new Noah’s Ark . The Ark is a sustai...

Video: Factory Five Racing Releases Subaru-based 818 Kit Car

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gas2.org 21 Mar '14, 7pm

This rear-wheel drive, mid-engine, two-seat roadster was built to use components from a used 2002 to 2007 Subaru Impreza, ...

2014 Zero S ZF11.4 Review

2014 Zero S ZF11.4 Review

gas2.org 19 Mar '14, 3pm

Suspension is softer than the racetrack settings I’ve got my R1 set to. The softer settings are much more appropriate for ...

Instead Of Hiking LA Metro Fares, Why Not Tax Drivers Instead?

Instead Of Hiking LA Metro Fares, Why Not Tax D...

gas2.org 18 Mar '14, 9pm

We’ve built this gorgeous metro system that travels far and wide, is fast, and pleasant to ride. Yet most Angelenos don’t ...

Tesla to Open First Battery Swap Stations Later This Year

Tesla to Open First Battery Swap Stations Later...

gas2.org 23 Mar '14, 6pm

Despite Tesla’s highly-hyped battery swapping technology, the swap stations were a no-show at this year’s Detroit Auto Sho...

Tesla Giveaway to Gain Subscribers?

Tesla Giveaway to Gain Subscribers?

gas2.org 26 Mar '14, 11pm

) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach ...

US Navy is Building the Lightweight Car of the ...

gas2.org 18 Mar '14, 12am

The US military is keenly aware that gasoline and diesel are critical to the successful completion of their missions. Fuel...

Chris Christie Pisses Off Everyone in One Single, Stupid Move

Chris Christie Pisses Off Everyone in One Singl...

gas2.org 17 Mar '14, 7pm

Once upon a time, the Republican party of the United States was a party of ideas. Not everyone agreed with their ideas, bu...

Tesla Model X Reservations Exceed 12,000

Tesla Model X Reservations Exceed 12,000

gas2.org 24 Mar '14, 9pm

A few important footnotes to point out. The 12,133 reservations marked by members of the Tesla fan club message board are ...