Posts Tagged ‘Seat’

BAD TO THE BONE: The Banana-Seated, Electrified, Chopper BIkes of Frisco – A Schwinn Stingray on Steroids

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Out for a cruise on the Golden Gate Park Panhandle bike path:

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Good times!

Tech-Bro Fever – Catch It

(Compare with more conventional Stingrays about town – scroll down.)

The Person I Imagine When I Hear the Word “Urbanist” – Remembering the Car-Inspired Schwinn Stingray Banana Bike

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

I haven’t seen one of these for a while:

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Complete with a five-on-the-floor shifter…

San Francisco Says It Cares About Bicycle Theft, But It Doesn’t – We’re a Haven for Bike Thieves – Another Saddle Gone

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013


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The problem is that bike theft is a lifestyle for a lot of people around town.

One of the answers is superglue, applied all over your bike.

Otherwise you might face yest another long walk home…

Fatal Collision with Large Truck at 16th and South Van Ness, May 23rd – Image of Mangled White Road Bike – Via KTVU

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Via Tara Moriarty, of KTVU-TV:

“Deadly bicycle accident on S Van Ness & 16th in SF with garbage truck. Cyclist may have been dragged a block @KTVU

Stan Bunger ‏@BungerKCBS3m

@KCBSNews reporter Holly Quan: early signs garbage truck/cyclist both on 16th St. Truck made R turn onto S Van Ness; bike went straight.

Don Quixote is a Hit at the San Francisco Ballet – But Get Your Tickets Now – Season Ends May 6th, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Here it is, your last chance to see a San Francisco Ballet performance this season.

The reviews are in:

Janos Gereben in the SF Examiner: S.F. Ballet ‘Don Quixote’ a season-closer to remember

Allan Ulrich in the San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Don Quixote’ review: S.F. Ballet adds eye appeal

San Francisco cultural critic Sean Martinfield in the Huffington Post: ‘Don Quixote’ Is Spanking New at San Francisco Ballet

Vanessa Zahorian by Erik Tomasson

And guess what! Tonight, Thursday May 3rd, you can get in on the after-hours party.

Check it:

“Join us for “Thursdays at the Ballet” this Thu, May 3!

Featuring a spectacular performance and an exclusive post-performance party with friends and SF Ballet dancers

 SF Ballet invites you to experience our final “Thursdays at the Ballet” of the 2012 season, featuring our sparkling, newly designed production of Don Quixote and an exclusive post-performance party. Mingle with friends and SF Ballet dancers and enjoy Latin-style music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, tequila sampling and cocktails by Tres Agaves!

To purchase “Thursdays” package tickets visit or call 415.865.2000 and add the party on to your ticket order for this Thu, May 3.”

All right, see you there!

If You’ve Never Been to the San Francisco Ballet Before, This is It: Don Quixote at a Discount! – Get Your Tickets at Noon Today!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Don Quixote might very well end up being the best program of the season at our world-class San Francisco Ballet.

You’ll like it.

So click here.

I don’t know what the actual deal is, but it should be good.

We’ll all find out today at noon.

Act now.


When Piloting Your Schwinn Stingray “Wheelie Bike” Down Market Street, Don’t Forget to Display the Proper Attitude

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012


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wheelie bike, also called a muscle bikehigh-riser, or banana bike, is a type of stylized children’s bicycle designed in the 1960s to resemble a chopper motorcycle and characterized by ape hanger handlebars, a banana seat with sissy bar, and small (16-to-20-inch (410 to 510 mm)) wheels. Notable examples include the Schwinn Sting-Ray and Krate lines and the Raleigh Chopper line. Other notable manufacturers and retailers that offered models include AMFCCMColumbiaHuffyIversonJ. C. PenneyMalvern StarMonarkMurrayRossSears, and Vindec.

Clever Cyclist Avoids Perils of Saddle Theft by Dispensing with a Saddle – When Oh When Will SF Criminalize Bike Theft?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012


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Now, what do the little monsters, the defective people who steal saddles and seatposts, like, what do they do after? Sell them parts for $5 to some guy in a van underneath the freeway on Division?

All right, it’s a living, I guess.

Fantastic “Picasso: Masterpieces From the Musée National Picasso, Paris” Exhibit Leaves Our de Young October 10th

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

This is just a reminder, ’cause when this show is gone, it’ll be gone for good.

Why go to Paris if Paris can come to you, right?

Pablo Picasso, Tete de Taureau (Bull’s Head), Bicycle saddle and handlebars. 1942, Musée National Picasso, Paris, © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

All the deets:



SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces From the Musée National Picasso, Paris enters its final weeks at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and closes on October 10. The exhibition travels next to Sydney, Australia for its run at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

This exhibition of 150 important paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings created by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is drawn from the permanent collection of the Musée National Picasso, Paris the largest and most significant repository of the artist’s work in the world, and comes to the de Young as part of an international tour. The artwork is touring because the Musée is currently closed and undergoing a multi-year renovation expected to last through 2012. Ranging from informal sketchbooks to finished iconic masterpieces, this unique collection of “Picasso’s Picassos” provides significant proof of the artist’s assertion that “I am the greatest collector of Picassos in the world.”

The exhibition, co-organized by the Musée National Picasso and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, is part of a world tour that began in 2008 with stops at museums in Madrid, Helsinki, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seattle, Richmond (VA), San Francisco and Sydney.

Hours and Ticket Prices
The exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris has the following hours:

Tuesday–Sunday: 9:30 am–5:15 pm (last ticket 4 pm)
Friday-9:30 am–8:45 pm

Tickets are available at or at the museum box office.


Senior 65+

Student w/ ID

Youth 6-17

Child 5 & under


This exhibition is co-organized by the Musée National Picasso, Paris and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Bank of the West is Presenting Sponsor. Christies and Hanson Bridgett LLP are Sponsors. Major Patrons are Penny and James George Coulter, and the Estate of Mary Price Moffatt. Lead Patrons are The Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, The Bernard Osher Foundation and Douglas A. Tilden, and the Lead Sponsors are Isabelle and Charles Picasso.

About the de Young Museum
The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, is the nation’s fourth most visited art museum. It showcases American art from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries, international textile arts and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.

Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Friday, 9:30 am–8:45 pm
Closed Monday”


de Young Musuem: Come for Dramatic Platypus, Stay for “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris”

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Well, maybe this critter seen below isn’t as famous as the dramatic chipmunk yet, but no matter – our de Young Museum will let you see it for free in the regular collection when you come to ogle Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris.

And the Big Reviews are In from:

Chronicle Art Critic Kenneth Baker; and

(De facto) Examiner Art Critic Janos Gereben

They both love it, non?

Get your tickets here.

As seen outside the Big New Picasso Show. (And actually, there’s a reason why you can see the Godzilla-style zipper on the back – can you think of why? Look for it, before or after your Picasso tour, and you’ll find this piece somewhere in the de Young…)

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See you there!