Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sorry for my absence but...

...I was off riding a bicycle in Queens:



Trust me, riding bicycles in the middle of a weekday is the very last thing I'd like to do, but being a semi-professional bike blogger is hard work.  See, I've got to ride all my knobby-tired bikes as much as possible so I can get a better perspective on that mystery bike I'm testing:



So is Jones revealing his first recumbent?

I'm not telling!

23 comments:

Fourhourerection said...

Well, it’s about time. Podio tho?

ken e. said...

summer lighting is the best!

Fourhourerection said...

I’m Jonesin’ for the Jones!

Hee Haw the barista said...

I'm guessing 24" BMX cruiser fixie.

dnk said...

I'll be back for the rest of the story!

BamaPhred said...

You’re being an insufferable tease, Tan Tenovo

James said...

Are they paying you more than Soros is?

Just jealous said...

Snobby, you have had one heck of a rough day.
I truly feel for your pain.

MattC said...

I'm guessing a recumbent 11-speed fixie with the Ceramic-whatever-cole-slaw-making drivetrain and Jones H bars. And a cupholder.

N/A said...

I believe this Jones video is meant to throw us off the scent.

My next guess of the mystery Testcycle is: A Vilano that was found in the dumpster, and Tan Tenovo worked out a bro-deal for some sweet new wheels/tires.

bad boy of the south said...

Hmmm...Brooks saddle.what could it be?what could it be?same bat time sane bat channel.

MattC said...

I have to add Snobby that when your site opens up on my computer (at work) the Brooks Cambium seat add is at the bottom of the screen, w/ the bottom part cut-off...and I'd never noticed it before but apparently when viewed like that it looks kind of nasty...I had your site up and a passwerbyer to my desk just commented that I shouldn't be looking at porn here at work...I sat there for a moment dumbfounded, trying to figure out what he was talking about, so he pointed at the add (the reddish colored top of the seat all that was visible). I scrolled up a bit so you could see the fat part of the seat and he laughed. So I get to keep my job...whew. Just thought you should know.

You heard it here first said...

It's a hybrid.

HDEB said...

The new testcycle is a three wheeled utility tricycle with a safety flag.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...it's a high-wheeler Jones. But because we are MAGA, he's calling it A Quarter-Dime, not Penny-Farthing!

pbateman doesnt do day rides like an elitist said...

@mattc - that would indeed be pretty nasty. its red...like a dog. and has a rivet..so a dog with a prince albert.

and your coworker casually thought THAT might be what you're into? think that may say more about them. I'd keep an eye on that.

wish i could go for daytime rides, but alas, its twelve gazillion degrees here.

anyone in like Canada want to house swap for a month? we have beaches and alligator dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vXa2QyTK3A

Anonymous said...

Testycle seems like a good word for bike on test.

This only one bike seems to be working out for you just fine.

Dooth said...

I'm sure of you "told"...they cut your testcycles off.

bad boy of the south said...

Edit.... same,goshdarnit,same.

Beck the Biker said...

If i were a betting man, i'd say another not-quite right all-road 'gravel grinder'. lousy tire clearance and too many bells and whistles. I'd lay odds on crabon fork, split chainstay for belt drive, roloff connector nubbin, a new thruhub 'standard', diks breaks, and shimano electric pockets, with tire clearance for 27.5" by meh. Optional frame-mounted battery/motor downtube system for the older cat 6 rider intent on klling the group rides on Sundays.

The bike industry shot past the canti stud monstercross era era waaay, waaay too fast.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Beck the Biker,

From Jones, really?

--Tan Tenovo

Beck the Biker said...

The video of the roadie enjoying verdant mountain pavement skewed my memory of Jones' lineup. I lost my interest in the bike industry's latest and greatest about 2010. Too many 'new standards'. About the time Cane Creek redefined headset sizing.

Uptite Luddite said...

@Beck The Biker— do like I did and take some of that social security money and get a custom, traditional frame made. Everyone’s happy now.