Road Bikes | Barton Haynes

Hello, cyclists! Today, I’m going to be sharing more images featured on my Pinterest page. This post is all about fantastic looking road bikes.

I’m absolutely in love with my own bike, but that doesn’t mean I can’t drool over bikes that pop up on Pinterest. I’ve currently saved over 100 bikes on my page titled “Road Bikes“. Check it out if you haven’t already!

Here are 5 of my favorite bikes on this page right now.

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Unicycles | Barton Haynes

As evident from my most recent post on, I’m on a unicycling kick this week. Although I haven’t had much experience on the saddle of one of these incredible, one-wheeled contraptions, they live in the same family as road bikes and I thought I’d give them some thought. Upon researching, I’ve learned a great deal about the evolution and the current state of the unicycle. Head over to my article-based site to read The History of the Unicycle to find out more.

On this site, however, I’ll continue to share photographs of this incredible vehicle. As you’ll see and read below, the “one-wheeled bicycle” has come a long way in its roughly 100 years of existence. Please enjoy the snippets of information provided from online sources below accompanied by pictures of the incredible unicycle.

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“A unicycle is a vehicle that touches the ground with only one wheel. The most common variation has a frame with a saddle, and has a pedal-driven direct drive. Unicycling is practiced professionally in circuses by street performers, and in festivals and as a hobby. Unicycles have also been used to create new sports such as unicycle hockey. In recent years unicycles have also been used in activities similar to mountain biking or trials.” -Wikipedia

“Typically, [the unicycle] it consists of a seat attached to a frame that is attached to the wheel hub. Seats are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. Unlike a bicycle seat, they are often curved slightly downward and symmetrical. They are padded and may have “bumpers” on each end to protect them during one of the rider’s inevitable falls. Some seats are designed with handles on the front to enable the rider to do various tricks.”

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“Traditionally, unicycling has been seen as a circus skill which has been performed at events to entertain the public in the circus or during parades, carnivals, or street festivals. Recent developments in the strength and durability of bicycle (and consequently unicycle) parts have given rise to many new activities including trials unicycling and mountain unicycling. Unicycling is arguably now as much a competitive sport and recreational pursuit as an entertainment activity.” -Wikipedia

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“Like many obscure niche sports, this extreme style of unicycling would not have reached the success it holds today if not for the enthusiastic popularity it had with the public. Due to this support, a number of companies and manufacturers started creating new designs to cater to this rising sport.” –Unicycle Guru

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“In Japan where unicycling is a mandatory part of every elementary and middle school childs PE curriculum, there are now more than a million and a half unicyclists. Japans Chancelor understood the value of unicycling (building better balance) as an intrical part of life and decided it would be an injustice to not offer it to the population. Just one success story of many. A huge benefit of unicycling is the size. Not only are they more compact to fit in may more places than a bicycle would, they don’t require all the extra components such as chaines, gears, breaks handle bars and more. Much less expensive to maintain and obtain.”

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“While the unicycle designs have changed little over the years, inventors have not stopped trying to produce a better cycle. Most of these attempts have been related to making the unicycle safer and easier to ride. For example, a patent issued in the United States during 1994 describes a unicycle that is designed to have a limited tilt. This invention uses a ground contact attached to the pedals to limit the amount of tilt that the rider experiences. Another patent issued in 1999 describes a unicycle that is equipped with handlebars that can aid beginning riders. In addition to these new designs, other improvements in unicycles will likely be in the form of new composite materials that make the vehicles stronger, more durable, and lighter.”

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“No gears, no brakes, no handlebars, no problem.” -Muni Weekend T-shirts, 1998



8 Concept Bikes | Barton Haynes

Greetings to everyone from the wonderful world of cycling headquarters here at! For those of you who are just stumbling onto this site, I’m Barton Haynes, your cycling guru. I love anything and everything having to do with bicycles. As I wrote in my introduction post titled Barton Haynes Cycling – San Deigo, I manage two bicycle websites. The first is over at (for more information, check out my About page). The second, obviously, is this site. The difference between the two is that the latter is photography-based and my original blog is article-based and packed with information all about my favorite cycling subjects. Some of my favorite posts to date include The History of the Bicycle, How to Clean Bicycle Breaks, and Cycling Quotes.

My most recent post on, however, was all about bicycles of the future (feel free to click over directly to the article titled 5 Futuristic Bicycles). Writing this post had me thinking all about concept bikes this past week. With so many new inventions springing up on the market, I’m itching to see what will be released in the cycling sphere over the next few years.

Therefore, today, I’m sharing some 8 concept bikes with you all. Concept bikes are purely what they are by definition – just concepts. For now. My sincerest hope is that these incredible ideas make it through to the development stage so that we might see and experience a revolution in the world of bicycles.









After taking a look, do you have a favorite? Is your imagination reeling? I hope that I was able to provide some cycling inspiration for you today as we think about the future of bicycles.

Many thanks for visiting my site and happy riding!


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Vintage Cycling Photographs | Barton Haynes

Greetings, fellow cyclists, and thank you so much for visiting my new site for Barton Haynes Cycling!

As many of you who follow along know, I’m a great fan of anything and everything having to do with vintage cycling. In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Vintage Cycling.

Today, I’m going to be sharing my favorite vintage cycling photographs chronologically throughout the years. I hope that these photos are able to give you a glimpse into what the wonderful world of bicycles used to look like for our cycling forefathers.

1888 – Bone Shakers

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1912 – Leon Didier behind Arthur Pasquier

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1921 – Tour de France

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1928 – Tour de France

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1936 – Col d’Izoard

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1940 – Tour de France

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1953 – Tour de France, Bordeaux

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1986 – Tour de France, Robert Millar

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Thank you all for taking a bicycle tour with me covering nearly 100 years of cycling history. Again, if you want to see more, be sure and check out my Pinterest page covering Vintage Cycling.

Happy riding,

Barton Haynes


Cycling in California | Barton Haynes

Happy Earth Day week to all of my fellow cyclists! Today, I wanted to celebrate and send thanks to this beautiful Earth that provides the foundation for my bicycle rides. To commemorate this day, I’m going to share some photos with you of the beautiful place where I live: San Diego, California.


A synopsis provided by Google perfectly summarizes the beautiful city in which I live:

“San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens.”

San Diego is paradise for the outdoor enthusiast because, in addition to these incredible attractions, the sun is almost always shining. Even in the wintertime, I’m able to get out on my bike in my cycling shorts and short-sleeved jerseys.


Many other parts of California boast the same climate. California truly is a cyclists’ nirvana. Be it through the winding roads of wine country in Napa, the American River Bike Trail in Sacramento, or the San Gabriel River Trail in Los Angeles ending at Seal Beach, California has a path for cyclists of all levels, backgrounds, and preferences.

For those of you interested in cycling in California, I have provided a list of links below that will aid you in your journey.


To conclude, I’ll quote an excerpt from that eloquently sums up the California cycling experience:

“California has the best locations in North America for bicycle tours, offering world class cycling vacations. Sun-drenched country roads through Wine Country vineyards. Towering redwood forests. Rugged Pacific Coast. Challenging and scenic Sierra mountain passes. Stunning high desert landscapes. This varied state offers the vacationing cyclist many challenges, personal rewards, and an abundance of fun.”


Thanks for following along and, as always, happy cycling!

-Barton Haynes

Top Cyclists in the World

Hello, fellow cyclists! I hope that you’ve all been enjoying the end of summer and putting lots of miles underneath your wheels.

Today’s post features the top cyclists racing in 2017. After the conclusion of the Tour de France in June, I was curious to continue researching and seeing who was leading the pack in terms of cycling times and victories.

Before I introduce the top cyclists in our day and age, I need to preface by stating that the UCI changed their rating system in 2016. According to Wikipedia, “This ranking system is calculated on a 52 week rolling basis, rankings are updated each Monday. The ranking at the end of the calendar year will be utilised to award an annual winner. Unlike previous ranking systems the UCI World Classification will include all male riders from the World Tour down to U23 riders. Points will be awarded on all races from World Tour level down to 1.2 and 2.2 races.”

Given this information, here are the top 5 scoring cyclists worldwide right now.

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4. Alejandro ValverdeBarton Haynes

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3. Nairo Quintana

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2. Peter SaganBarton Haynes Top Cyclists in the World

1. Greg Van AvermaetBarton Haynes Top Cyclists CaliforniaBarton Haynes Top Cyclists WorldThank you so much for checking out the site today! For more reading, check out my other cycling blog over at

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Vintage Cycling Photographs 2 | Barton Haynes

Greetings to all of my fellow cyclists! Today, I’m using a previous post titled Vintage Cycling Photographs | Barton Haynes to piggyback and create a follow-up showcase.

For those of you who follow along with the different cycling sites I manage, you know that I’m a huge fan of everything and anything having to do with vintage cycling. Namely, I love old photographs of the first cyclists who took the art of riding a bicycle to new frontiers. As mentioned previously, I already have a collection of vintage photographs on this blog as well as a larger stockpile on my Pinterest page (see the board titled Vintage Cycling).

Today, I’m going to share some vintage photographs that have recently caught my eye. I hope you’ll enjoy stepping back into time with me a second time!

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1903 – Tour de France winner Maurice GarinBarton Haynes San Diego Bike Blog

1930 – Classic Cycling ApparelBarton Haynes California San

1935 – Romain Maes Barton Haynes CA

1947 – Tour de France Barton Haynes San Diego Blog

1956 – Charly GaulBarton Haynes California

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1985 – Dutch Rider Jan Raas Barton Haynes

Thank you, as always, for following along! Once again, don’t forget to check out my previous Vintage Cycling post on in addition to perusing my Pinterest Vintage Cycling page.

Happy Riding!

-Barton Haynes

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Bicycle Parts | Barton Haynes

Greetings to all of my fellow cyclists! Today, I’m following up from my most recent post on titled “How to Troubleshoot Your Bike.” Upon publishing this article, a less experienced cyclist friend of mine said, “That’s great, Bart, but I don’t know where half of those things are on my bike!”

In order to help those of you out who don’t know bicycle parts as well or need a bit of a refresher regarding the anatomy of your bike, this post is for you. I scoured the Internet to find some excellent diagrams for you to study. I’ve included multiple photos for quality, thoroughness, and types of bikes.

In between these diagrams, I’m going to include some definitions of bicycle parts that might seem complicated to the amateur bicyclist. My hope is that this post will teach you how to identify the parts of your bicycle so that you can discuss cycling intelligently and also know how to describe problems if you run into any difficulties in the future.

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  • top tube – connects the seat tube to the head tube
  • seat tube – The seat tube contains the seatpost of the bike, which connects to the seat post
  • seat stay – connects the top of the seat tube to the rear dropout
  • head tube – houses the fork and bearings

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  • down tube – connects the bottom bracket to the head tube
  • bottom bracket – houses the pedal axle and bearings
  • dropouts – the slots in the frame and fork that holds the wheel axles
  • chainstay – a section of the frame that connects the bottom bracket to the rear dropout

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  • fork – holds the front wheel and pivots in the headset when steering
  • chainring – toothed rings that directly connect to the crank
  • crank – connects the pedals to the chainring

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  • front derailleur – the mechanism that moves the chain from one chainring to another
  • rear derailleur – the mechanism that moves the chain from one gear to another
  • headset – houses the bearings that allow the handlebars and fork to turn
  • cassette – toothed cog that make up the gears ( attached to the rear wheel)

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Happy riding to you all. Once again, make sure and check out my article-based site over at Bart the Bike Guy to read my latest article all about How to Troubleshoot Your Bike!


Mountain Bikes | Barton Haynes

Although my primary love for cycling takes the form of road cycling, I have recently developed more of an interest in mountain biking. As the summer approaches and the forests begin to glow with sunshine, I can’t help but have a yearning to do some exploring off the beaten path. I’m looking forward to taking my mountain bike out on the trails around where I live in San Diego, California.

Mountain bikes are very different from road bikes. To get an exact definition of how they’re different, read this Men’s Fitness article titled “Mountain Bikes vs. Road Bikes.” Basically, the major difference between the two is where you’re meant to ride them. A road bike is made for pavement and speed. A mountain bike is made for everywhere and is designed with durability in mind. This changes the frame, size, types of tires, etc. of each kind of bike.


Recently, on my other bike blog (Bart the Bike Guy), I wrote an article titled “How to Choose a Mountain Bike.” Here, I discuss the different kinds of mountain bikes for those of you who are interested in purchasing a mountain bike for the upcoming summer season.

Thanks for taking a step into my mind today and sharing my interest in mountain biking. I wish you all the best on the trails this summer!

-Barton Haynes

Beautiful Bike Routes | Barton Haynes

Today’s post is going to inspire a bit of wanderlust for all of the cyclists following along. Recently, a friend asked me the following question:

“What dream cycling routes would you like to travel to?” 

This question inspired the most recent post on titled “Ask Bart Haynes: The Best Cycling Routes in the World.” There, I listed 5 of the most scenic routes for cyclists spanning the globe.

On the same note, I’m going to share some photographs with you all today of more beautiful cycling routes that Mother Earth has to offer. From desert to forest to mountain, this planet has anything you could ask for in terms of cycling terrain. To accompany the images on this post, I’m going to attach some of my favorite traveling quotes to spark your imagination and motivate you to get out and explore on the saddle of your bike.


The Pacific Northwest, United States
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“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton


Virginia, United States

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“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain


Carretera Austral, Chile

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury


The Death Road, Bolivia

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“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


The Dolomites, Italy

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“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry


Dirt Road in Mongolia

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“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman


Bali Bike Path, Indonesia

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“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss


Happy travels and best of luck on the roads, fellow cyclists!

-Barton Haynes

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my Barton Haynes Cycling Pinterest page where I’ve been spending a lot of my time pinning more beautiful and inspiration cycling images.