Two sweet bikes for sale -- must go


2005 ETSX-30. Rocky handcrafts the frame from Easton's UltraLite aluminum for unparalleled quality, lightness and durability and a ride that tames every trail. Fox, the masters of suspension, provides the suspension front and rear. By simply operating a lever, the rear travel can be changed from 100 to 130mm to adapt to the conditions. And, this sweet ride boasts WTB rims with WTB tires for reliability and a sure grip on any terrain, while its Race Face/Shimano drivetrain shifts like a champ and its Shimano discs deliver total control and confidence mile after mile. Ride more trails. And ride them faster. All documentation. Sold and serviced by Roll. Like new/ Hardly ridden: $1099.00
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2009 Giant Defy Advanced II
An Advanced-grade composite frame forms the heart of this aero-sculpted beauty. Laid-up by hand, Defy Advanced adds road-smoothing comfort to aggressive racing performance. Whether you’re sprinting for primes or launching a long solo break, Defy Advanced is engineered to let you ride farther, faster.
size: S
frame: Advanced-Grade Composite
fork: Advanced-Grade Composite, Composite OverDrive Steerer
handlebar: Race Face Cadence, 31.8
stem: Race Face Cadence
seatpost: Vector Composite Seatpost
saddle: Fizi:k Aliante Delta w/ Manganese rails
pedals: Crank Brothers Smarty
shifters: Shimano Ultegra
front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
brakes: Shimano Ultegra
brake levers: Shimano Ultegra
cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 12-27, 10 speed
chain: Shimano 105
cranks: Shimano R700, 34/50
bb: Shimano Dura-Ace, Internal Press Fit
rims: Mavic Aksium
hubs: Mavic Aksium
spokes: Mavic Aksium
tires: Michelin Pro Race3, 700x25 Folding

Apx 1500 miles
msrp: $2900.00
Asking $1299.00
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BREAKING NEWS: Making Design Matter

BREAKING NEWS: Making Design Matter is now a trade name registered with the Ohio Secretary of State's office. #30


German Village Guest House voted Citysearch Best Hotel in Columbus, 2010

My alter ego, the Hotelier, wishes to inform you that the German Village Guest House has been voted the Citysearch Best Hotel in Columbus for 2010. Check the following link for verification. Thanks to all of our friends, fans, guests and employees! We <3 you all.



The world is less today

J. D. Salinger has died. From 1946 to 1965, Salinger published thirteen stories in The New Yorker including such classics as “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters.” There will be much more to come online and in next week’s magazine, but for now, we are making twelve of his New Yorker stories available to all readers through our digital edition:

A Perfect Day for Bannanafish” (January 31, 1948)

Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut” (March 20, 1948)

Just Before the War with the Eskimos” (June 5, 1948)

The Laughing Man” (March 19, 1949)

For Esmé—With Love and Squalor” (April 8, 1950)

Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes” (July 14, 1951)

Teddy” (January 31, 1953)

Franny” (January 29, 1955)

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters” (November 19, 1955)

Zooey” (May 4, 1957)

Seymour: An Introduction” (June 6, 1959)

Hapworth 16, 1924” (June 19, 1965)

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Michael Bierut talks about clients.

Michael Bierut talks about clients.

  • Clients can be the best part of the design process.

  • Clients are the difference between art and design.

  • My clients are the same as yours.

  • The right client can change anything.

  • The best clients love design, or don't give a damn about it. (i.e., they have confidence)

  • The worst clients are somewhere in between. (i.e., they have fear)

  • Never talk about "educating the client."

  • What makes a great client? Brains, passion, trust and courage.

  • "You'll never go wrong when you work with someone smarter than you." (Tibor Kalman)

  • Warning: Your great client may not be my great client.

  • Great clients lead to more great clients (and more great work).

  • Bad clients lead to more bad clients (and more bad work).

  • Bad clients take up more of your time than they should.

  • Meanwhile, we take great clients for granted.

  • The trick is to reverse this.

  • What do I owe a great client? Loyalty, honesty, dedication and tenacity.

  • Once you find a great client, never let them go.

  • If you can find five great clients, you're set for life.

  • "You'd better find somebody to love." (Jefferson Airplane)

  • Good luck.