Fuji Nichibei Series

New for 2016, Fuji offers Sagres (top), and Cambridge (bottom) For 2016, Fuji is offering this line of “retro-inspired steel bikes that pay tribute to Fuji’s Japanese-American heritage.”  Both the Sagres and Cambridge have an MSRP of $249.Apparently, “Nichibei” translates to “Japanese-American.”  Fuji actually started as the Nichibei Trading Company in 1899.  For more fun […]

Soma Wolverine

The Soma Wolverine frameset includes fork and Tange IRD stainless steel sliding dropouts. Photo courtesy of Soma Blog. The Soma Wolverine frameset is available from Soma Fabrications for $620.We once had a commenter — our resident curmudgeon, really — who called himself “Al in Philadelphia.” Whenever we posted about a bike like this one, Al […]

Viva Juliett

The Viva Juliett is a Danish-made 7-speed. The Viva Juliett is currently on sale at Nashbar for $970.  Viva is a small Danish company that was started in 2006 by Lars Andersen.First I was struck by the beauty and elegance of this bike: the intricate design on the chaincase, the spokes on the rear fender […]

RoadAir Mini Pump

The RoadAir Mini Pump is currently available on amazon for $30.RoadAir sent me this pump to test out and review.  Before I get to my review, I’d like to rant a little about pumps and bikes for the rest of us.We here at Bikes For The Rest Of Us have high expectations when it comes […]