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Archive for 2007

A Look Back at Commute by Bike 2007

It’s been a fun year here at Commute by Bike. It kicked off with the addition of two new editors, Fritz and Warren T, who added a lot of knowledge and insight to the writing here. Throughout the year we did our best to help commuters, both new and seasoned, use their bike for transportation […]

Tried and liked in 2007

I’ve seen this subject on other bike discussion lists, forums and blogs. Go ahead and let the world know one or a few of the things you tried and liked in 2007. The object that comes to mind for me: Planet Bike SuperFlash — this rear blinky is amazing bright. Wow! What’s on your “tried […]

XYZ Bike – Inaugural Ride

It is hard to believe that it has been almost three weeks since I took the XYZ Bikes Men’s Cruiser out of the box. Since that time a couple nasty ice storms, a week-long trip for work and Christmas preparations and celebrations have taken me out of the saddle. I had the day after Christmas […]

New Shop!

The shop expansion at Wandertec, Inc. has just been completed. The best part was when they fired up the furnace. I will be getting everything organized in the next few weeks including moving over the CNC machine, setting up inventory shelving, and moving over the sewing equipment. Once that is wrapped up, I will start […]

Bike Computer Concept – The Cerevellum

The Cerevellum head-unit and module system pictured here is not yet available to the public — but I’m looking forward to the day that it is. According to their website, (defunct ) the system eliminates the redundant digital screens found on (his) handlebars and integrates them into one user-friendly screen. The system will include a […]

Strida 5.0: Out of box experience

I tried a Strida 3.2 folding bike on the show floor at Interbike 2007 last September and looked at the early pre-production 5.0 models. I liked it enough that I put a Strida on my Christmas wish list. Santa Claus arrived a little early to my household in the form of the FedEx man dropping […]

New Cycling Safety Signs a Possibility in Seattle

According to this post over at Bike Hugger, Seattle is considering a new street sign to raise awareness about the issue of cyclists getting doored. If you don’t know what being “doored” means, it’s when you are riding close to cars on the street and someone unexpectantly kicks open their car door right in front […]

Bicycle Commuting in Dallas

“We have this picture of cycling commuters as being like supermen, and that discourages other people from doing it,” said P.M. Summer, transportation alternatives coordinator for the city of Dallas. “When I came into this job, our thinking was we needed to enable cyclists to make 40-mile bike trips. Now my thinking is we need […]

Bicycle Fenders

Fenders or mudguards protect your bike and your clothing from grit and grime when the roads are wet from rain and melted snow. Although they won’t keep you completely dry when it’s actually raining, fenders help tremendously to keep your backside and bottom side dry and clean. Good Fenders also protect your bike by helping […]

Christmas lights on the bike

I bought some inexpensive battery powered LED Christmas lights from Walgreens, secured them to the Raleigh One Way with electrical tape and the result is a new incentive to ride! Right now, the batteries are strapped underneath my seat bag. If you run lights along your chainstay like I did, ensure the wires and lights […]