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im - 10/20/2008 11:03:00 AM

"I heartily endorse this service or product!" -Krusty The Klown We here at Surly are proud to call Friends many of the freakier people of this world, fine individuals all who seem so at home in the bell jar of bicycle culture that it may be easy to forget they possess character traits which make them unsuitable for work in the normal channels (traits such as Freekiness, Depressionism, Unbridled Freedom Seeking, Chronic Bicycle Riding, Sideburns, Independence, and Acute Shyness, to name a few), and from this fetid social petri dish periodically surfaces our good friend Luby. When we first met Luby he was still a wet-behind-the-bikeshop weirdo. He quickly moved into a pole position at QBP's Shock Treatment Center, spending a few years learning stuff from B. Rose (who for all practical purposes started Shock Treatment Center), after which he moved to Colorado to work for Maverick (before it got Spotted). Living The Dream is not a unique desire among bike people, but for some the desire isn't enough. Several months ago Luby stepped off the ledge of sensibility, parlaying his considerable expertise, skill, and talent as pertains to bicycle suspension and braking systems into a small business, Dirtlabs.com. And that brings us up to date. Although shilling for others is not the first order of business on this blog, there are occasions when it is appropriate. Luby is a solid friend, knows assloads about whatever technology you're abusing, and he can ride some mean trail too. Send him some love. -----
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About Chest Rockwell

When not writing some of the words that Surly uses to convey information about their products and life position, Chest enjoys a stunning array of adventurous and rewarding endeavors. He is an internationally known entrepreneur and businessman, an award-winning architect, and has trekked the perimeter of China, unsupported, overland on bicycle, on foot, and on skis. He fluently speaks eight languages, including Icelandic, which is considered to be one of the world's most difficult languages to master. He is an avid skydiver. He designs spacecraft for NASA. He has been in no less than twenty-one feature films and is considered the world's leading authority on the healing properties of snake venom. He has built a popular reputation as a funnyman, appearing in cameo roles on various popular television shows primarily in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and is the author of sixteen books about achieving one's potential. He is a motivational speaker drawing on his experiences in combat, for which he was awarded two purple hearts, and is a personal life coach to celebrities and notable figures worldwide. In his spare time he enjoys music, bicycles, writing, and spending time with his family. In other words, he's totally perfect, so don’t worry about it.

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im - 9/23/2008 01:16:00…

Email Of The Day Yo dudes, Thanks for making such rad projects; I bought a Steamroller from a guy named Shipwreck out of the trunk of his car about 5 years ago and have never looked back. holla, George Thanks George, we'll take that in spite of your use of…

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