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8 Editor’s Statement
Brad Quartuccio

10 Publisher’s Statement
Jeff Guerrero

12 I Love Riding in the City
Readers share their tales of city cycling.

32 Monster Track X
Michael Green
For ten years running, NYC has hosted this brakeless alleycat.

40 Ku
Alex Hansen
Japanese jeweler Takahiro Kudo creates wearable bike art in Brooklyn.

46 What’s the Muss About Mass?
David Hoffman
An objective look at Critical Mass from a bicycle advocacy viewpoint.

52 Best Before 1994
Erok Boerer
A coming of age reflection—from bike punk to bicycle advocate.

56 Gallery
Jason Montano

62 Residue
Roger Lootine

64 The Running of the Chickens
Terry Crock
The chickens are going to eat you!

72 Urban Assault
Johnny Cumlately
A simple bicycle commute becomes a matter of life or death.

76 Bikes on Film
Jeff Guerrero
The 1979 Acadamy Award winning film, Breaking Away.

78 Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Valves
Brad Quartuccio

82 Brake VS Shifter Housing
Brad Quartuccio

84 Talking About Chainline
Brad Quartuccio

86 No Exit
Andy Singer