Saturday morning market.

Made in Detroit. No frills, reasonably priced. You can have it in any color, as long as it’s black. The Type A, natch. #ohhenry

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39 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. David C. said on November 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

    They look like good sturdy bikes, and not as twee and self-consciously retro-techno as Shinola, the other Detroit made bike.

  2. basset said on November 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Would that be a union shop?

  3. Prospero said on November 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I think those bikes are stylish. They should get Wayne Kramer to promote them. But I need gears. With groceries and without.

  4. coozledad said on November 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

    They look a little bit like repurposed Swedish army surplus bikes, or Viet Cong cargo bikes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kronan_bike.jpg

  5. Deborah said on November 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I googled it and found this article: http://bikeportland.org/2013/11/01/detroit-made-low-priced-city-bike-set-for-portland-debut-96451

  6. MichaelG said on November 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    So Michigan goes for two . . .

  7. Joe K said on November 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Michael G,
    I thought it was the correct call for Michigan, I just don’t think it was the correct play to call, but give osu credit for playing the right defense. Currently watching Bama and Auburn, kids are playing their guts out, fun to watch.
    Pilot Joe

  8. LAMary said on November 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I watched a documentary called “The Truth About Lions,” on PBS last night. It’s on youtube, and even out of context, the scene that starts at the 34:42 point is worth watching.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xj0rzt_the-truth-about-lions-the-social-cat-1-2_animals

  9. Joe K said on November 30, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I know some on this blog take pride in saying they have no interest in football, and that’s ok, but if the last 5 minutes of the Auburn vs Alabama game didn’t get your heart pumping, I really feel sorry for you.
    Pilot Joe

  10. Sherri said on November 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Pilot Joe, you and I disagree about a lot of things, but we absolutely agree about that football game. What a game! I’ve watched three Auburn games this season, and they’ve all been unbelievably exciting: vs. TAMU, vs. Georgia (with the miracle Hail Mary play), and vs. Alabama today.

  11. J. Bruce Fields said on November 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    “I need gears”

    Not obvious from the picture, but from googling around it sounds like it has some kind of 3-speed internal hub.

  12. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on November 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    So, no one on the IU/Purdue game, eh?

  13. Joe K said on November 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Yes indeed Sherri,
    Just shows you can disagree on some things yet still enjoy otherthings together.
    Pilot Joe

  14. Joe K said on November 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Jeff,
    Glad to see I.u win although I think the coach for Purdue will build a successful program. I really thought coach Hep had Indiana heading in the right direction before his death. I think he could have gotten iu in the top 5 of the conference.
    Pilot Joe

  15. brian stouder said on November 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    We (Pam and the young ladies and I) caught the Disney movie Frozen today, and it was quite the mish-mash (at keast to me)

    They have two royal sisters, one who is frigid and one who has boyfriends, and in the end the frigid one nearly wipes out the entire kingdom, until the one with real boyfriends saves everything (and to be fair, Disney at least leaves the females empowered, and specifically doesn’t default to the day being saved by some heroic prince)

    All in all, a somewhat strange movie

  16. Joe K said on November 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Brian,
    Saw frozen Friday with the wife and both daughters 27 and 29 years young, laughed thru the whole thing, and thought the animation and visuals were the best I have seen. I also enjoyed the story and never saw the twist coming.
    Really enjoyed it.
    Pilot Joe

  17. brian stouder said on November 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Joe, I liked the moose

  18. Deborah said on November 30, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    We just watched the movie “Hitchcock”, Helen Mirren is my favorite actress. The movie was really quite different than what I expected, it’s actually a love story about Hitchcock and his wife Alma. I remember when it came out, Tippi Hedren through a hissy fit about how Hitchcock allegedy manipulated and harassed her when she was in Marni and The Birds, that’s what I thought the movie was about, not at all.

  19. Dexter said on December 1, 2013 at 2:17 am

    M coach Hoke made the right call. If he had had his guy kick for one point, OSU would have just marched down and booted a field goal anyway, but a two-point conversion would have possibly demoralized OSU, so …game over, and OSU wins.
    Chris Davis of Auburn’s Tigers reminded me of Rocket Ismail of Notre Dame back in 1989, as Davis broke free at the sideline and was home free, giving Nick Saban of Alabama what he deserved: a little step off the mountain. Auburn has the mojo workin’…two games in a row now…incredible!

    The Detroit bike looks OK, but not for me. I happen to hate those damn three speed hubs. I have had those three speed bikes in the past and I never enjoyed messing around with those hubs when they needed adjustment or repair.

  20. Joe K said on December 1, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Brian,
    Not to be picky, but Sven was a reindeer, not a moose.
    Cheers
    pilot joe

  21. Deborah said on December 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

    #18 should be threw not through

  22. Julie Robinson said on December 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    That would be me that has no interest in football, but I’m always happy when IU beats Purdue at anything. Joe, my son was at IU when Hepner was there, and he quickly became papa to the whole university, meeting and talking to as many students as he could and encouraging them in their studies and in their lives. So, there, I found one thing to like about football.

    Has anyone been to Catching Fire? It was remarkably faithful to the book and a better movie for it, I think. I had just reread the book and really enjoyed it. And it closes on quite a cliffhanger, and my feeble mind has forgotten the conclusion, so I need to read the last one again.

  23. Dexter said on December 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    My friend Mitch from Crown Point is a Purdue loyalist who goes to all the home and half the road football games. He posted a photo from the game yesterday in Bloomington. I have never seen a smaller football crowd in my life. There seems to be at most 10% of the available seating being utilized. I have been to M games at Bloomington in the past and they had about 40,000 in the seats…there were just a few people there yesterday. What a disgusting situation, having two absolute bottom-feeders in one state. It’s been a long, long time since Bob Griese’s days on the Boilermaker gridiron, and I can remember back just a short while when Indiana had respectable teams.
    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/indiana/2013/11/30/old-oaken-bucket-iu-56-purdue-36/3792343/

  24. basset said on December 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Wouldn’t say that I “take pride” in not being interested in football, I’m just not… don’t understand how anyone can form that connection to a team, refer to them as “we,” get excited when they win or lose, none of that.

    I only set foot in the IU stadium once while I was there, two of us no-school-spirit types slipped in late at night and peed on the logo in the middle of the fifty-yard line. Subtle commentary, y’know.

  25. brian stouder said on December 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Joe, that was a great movie – and I stand corrected about Sven the reindeer (with the body of a moose!)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chuck-mirarchi/jonathan-groff-is-cool-as_b_4330084.html

    Julie – our 15 year old and her friends LOVED that movie; I was impressed by the huge crowd that massed for tickets, and how one showing after the next sold-out as neared the glass.

    I think movies in theaters will always exist – exactly because TV at home is like McDonalds; good enough, but not high-impact

  26. brian stouder said on December 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    basset – last team I identified with was the late-70’s/early-80’s Cincinnati Reds.

    But then, that ended. I suppose it';s worthwhile for anyone to have such an experience, if only to better understand others who go through it.

    Come to think of it, what I was drawn to was the team itself; the players and Sparky and all that. When they dismantled the team, it just ended the magic (for me).

    But a college-sports fan specifically knows that the players are all there for only a short time; they’re always changing. It seems more about identity with the organization rather than the people there.

    All I know about college sports was that my dad always rooted for ANY team that was playing against Notre Dame (“Always over-rated, dammit!”). Other than that, it does seem that an awful lot of really insistent mythology has to be accepted, to be a real-live college football fan.

    Are the people playing the game and taking hits and all the rest really students at those colleges, taking real-live classes and sweating over finals? Or are they (at the upper levels that we see on TV) an unpaid NFL minor league?

  27. David C. said on December 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve been off of NFL football for five or six years. I just went off college within the last couple of years. Mostly, because I won’t pay through the nose for cable, the adds are annoying, and the overwrought war metaphors from the announcers is worse.

  28. David C. said on December 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    overwrought war metaphors from the announcers are worse.

  29. Joe K said on December 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    44,882 at the iu-pu game Saturday. I also never understood the alliance with a college you didn’t attend. However I don’t care if you like football or not if the last 5 minutes of the Alabama -auburn game didn’t excite you something is wrong, and I think I have heard all the arguments against big time college sport.
    Not judging if it’s not your thing I understand, I don’t go out of my way to watch every week, might be because I played in college, division 3 but still played so I take super fans with a grain of salt, but man that game last night had me hooked.
    Pilot Joe

  30. Sherri said on December 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I just enjoy watching sports. I enjoy the analytical and technical aspects of sports, and don’t need a rooting interest to appreciate a good game.

  31. coozledad said on December 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I can’t really think about football without thinking about the people I’ve known who were involved in it: the guy who sat behind me in a social studies class who instigated a gang rape of a drunk Jewish girl and boasted about it, the ECU football players who punched one of my friends’ ribs in and left him aspirating blood in a parking lot, and my little league football coach who told me to stick a running back twice my weight (giving me a heightened appreciation of the laws of motion, and an understanding of the exalted place crudely finished sadistic bastards have in our culture).

    I’ve got about as much use for football as that Calvinist God that Americans are so happy to cough up their pin money for, but get their knickers in a twist when the public library comes begging:
    http://wonkette.com/535448/sundays-with-the-christianists-american-history-textbooks-to-shield-your-homeschooled-darlings-from-dangerous-modern-thinking

  32. Julie Robinson said on December 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    It’s been rumored that a local movie theater will be installing huge leather recliners, which makes sense to me, since these days their competition is the home theater. I only go to the theater for a few select blockbusters like Hunger Games anymore and prefer watching at home where I avoid the talkers, can pause to pee, and eat my own darn candy.

    Maybe IU should put the football program to a merciful death, put a dome over the field, and let the basketball team play there because those seats are almost impossible to get.

  33. beb said on December 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    So, according to the Wonkette article Cooledad linked, feeding the hungry and clothing the naked is unChristian because it does nothing about their “SINFULNESS!!”

    Boy, I guess there’s egg on Jesuss’s face for saying otherwise.

    On a related note there’s this:
    http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2013/12/gunners-bowling-alone-according-to-guns.html
    A gun manufacturer is sad because his ad was rejected for the Superbowl even thought the rules for Superbowl ads very specifically bans ads for guns or ammo. But it’s the character of the ad that’s interesting. Basically it describes the world was either family or potential enemies. There’s no middle ground. No cummunity. It’s rather a bleak world.

  34. Deborah said on December 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    This evening we drove my husband down to Albuquerque for his flight back to Chicago. The airport was a complete ghost town which surprised us. We were expecting throngs of people heading back from the holiday to their homes in time for work on Monday. That wasn’t the case at all. People must leave much earlier in the day or not many people come to New Mexico for Thanksgiving. I guess another possible explanation is they drive here and back instead of flying.

    Sitting by the fire now, with the cat curled up by my feet. Ahhhhh.

  35. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on December 1, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Wonkette taking a bemused stroll through fundamentalist homeschool texts sounds like the ideological equivalent of East Coast hipsters going for a ruin porn tour through Detroit. They’re not making up what they’re seeing, but the danger is in making the assumption that you can string together a coherent global understanding of Metro D with the beads of Packard, Book-Cadillac, abandoned school, feral chickens, Eminem, LeDuff, vacant lots. You may not be seeing the whole picture.

  36. basset said on December 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Back in the day, when an incomplete pass would cost you 15 yards:

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Early-History-of-Footballs-Forward-Pass.html

  37. LAMary said on December 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Never got interested in football in person or on television. Hockey, yes. Baseball, yes and I liked basketball a long time ago. I think it’s become less interesting. I’m looking forward to the winter Olympics. I like speed skating especially.

  38. Crazycatlady said on December 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Went browsing for Small Business Saturday in Midtown. Shinola bikes are cool but wooden parts? And they have Detroit made watches that are way out of my price range. I thought it was nice but couldn’t afford a thing!

  39. beb said on December 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Ruin porn? no, it’s a history book from Bob Jones University written for the Homeschooling market. And yes, they think it is immoral to give charity to the unfortunate with lecturing them on their sinfulness. As if misfortune and sin are one and the same. These are the people who completely miss the point of Jesus’s war with the Pharisees.

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