The Outspoken Cyclist – 12/01/2012

Sometimes it’s not about the bike, but it is about the bike company. This week, we welcome to the show two gentlemen who have ties to iconic bike companies, as well as being interesting in other ways.

Four years ago, John Burke‘s father Dave Burke (founder of Trek Bicycles) died after complications from heart surgery. What started out as a private memoir intended for John’s two children has become a book called One Last Great Thing. John Burke joins us today to talk about the book, his dad, and their shared history in the bike business.

While the Burkes were building Treks in Wisconsin, a company up in Connecticut by the name of Cannondale was also innovating with aluminum tubing in bicycle frames. Production of Cannondales has moved offshore, and the tubing equipment  was purchased by our second guest this week, Wade Barocsi of Acel Tubing and Joining Products. Wade is also owner of Cycle Design USA, and a framebuilder and instructor. If you want to know about shaping and joining metal, Wade’s your guy.

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jason mraz a beautiful mess @7:56
jackson browne doctor my eyes @7:51
lady antebellum we owned the night @7:48
miranda lambert automatic @7:43
Colin Meloy Wonder @7:37
neil young this old guitar @7:35
Elliott Smith Either/Or @7:34
alabama dixieland delight @7:31
Elton John / Leon Russell if it wasnt for bad @7:29
hank williams III getting drunk and falling down @7:25
george jones why me lord @7:20
david lee murphy dust on the bottle @7:12

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