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Volume 1.1        Dec. 18, 2002
Interview: Bill Lazdowski from Sinister Bikes
Bill has helped put the East Coast bike builders back on the free-ride radar screen with the introduction of the Sinister Ridge frame. Greasy Wrench: Disk Brake Dos and Don'ts
Introducing an all new mechanics forum on BS where you can get all of your questions answered. From bleeding your brakes to getting the right fit, you can find it all in the new Ask The Wrench forum. Movie Night: Amateur Files Part 1 is presenting "Amateur Files Part 1" movie on Thursday January 16th, 2003 at the Rock Fish Bar and Grill in Newburyport, MA
Bill Lazdowski from Sinister Bikes
As a co-founder of Sinister Bikes in Peabody MA, Bill has helped put the East Coast bike builders back on the free-ride radar screen with the introduction of the Sinister Ridge frame. In addition to his work with Sinister, we sat in his living room to chat about his views on the industry, riding, life, and the pretty pink bike on his wall.

Greasy Wrench
Disk Brake Dos and Don'ts
Steve Jacques has been involved with bikes and the outdoors for 25 years. Pro wrenching for 16. It all started when he rolled his first bike out of Roy's Bicycle Shop in Lewiston, Maine at 6 years old. At 15 they taught him how to build a bicycle. It was there that he learned the foundations for becoming a top notch mechanic.

Product Review
Intense Uzzi SLX
Intense. The name implies flawless design, peerless construction, and the zenith of performance. In the case of the Uzzi SLX, all implications are spot on. For 2001, Intense created a bike to address the greedy free-ride market. The six, or seven-inch travel SLX is not just a bigger Uzzi-SL, or a smaller M-1. It is a purpose-built, long-travel, free ride machine - with the emphasis on "ride".

Featured Trail
Blue Job Mountain
In the back woods near Rochester, New Hampshire, lies a trail system that twist around two hills. One is called Blue Job Mountain rising just above 1,300 feet and another known by the locals as "Baldy". These large hills and are perfect for mountain biking, providing a challenging ride and rewarding views from the top. Most of these trails encompass dirt roads, rocky single-track, trails that are intertwined with a number of grueling uphill climbs and technical downhill descents. These trails are great for long afternoon rides in the summer and short evening spring and fall rides.

This Month's
Featured Bike Shop

653 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 427-2060

Although they've only been in Portsmouth for a couple of years they're not new to cycling, the bike industry, or even the area. Their brother store located on Newbury street in Boston, Back Bay Bicycles, has been providing the same excellent service for the past ten years and was just awarded the prestigious "Best of Boston" award, which in itself speaks novels.

New England
Bike Event Calendar Movie Night: Amateur Files
Thursday January 16th, 2003
Movie starts at 7:00 PM
$4 at the door
Rock Fish Bar and Grill
38 State St., Newburyport, MA

Join the crews of, Papa Wheelies and Sinister Bikes for a night of mountain bike movies featuring the feature-length film "Amateur Files Part 1" by Flying Pollack Productions. This movie was shot on location in the North East and features local riders and familiar riding spots. There will be tons of give-aways, swag, and even a raffle.

Amateur Files Part 1 video!
The latest release from FPP featuring East Coast amateur racing & freeride footage.

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Past "Rubber Side Down" issues
Volume 1.1 : December 18, 2002
Volume 1.2 : January 24, 2003
Volume 1.3 : March 3, 2003
Volume 1.4 : April 3, 2003
Volume 1.5 : May 6, 2003
Volume 1.6 : June 1, 2003
Volume 1.7 : October 3, 2003

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