Bike Tech Blog:

This is where we geek out over anything with circuitry that goes on a bike -- or on a cyclist.

Lights, electric bike kits, GPS, computer systems, and other bike tech gadgets.

And we'll take a closer look at some of the products found on Bike Tech Shop.

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Bike Tech has its own charming kind of bike nerdery -- Times Square lights, gadget-packed dashboards, and electric-assist unicycles. Please send us a photo of your bike tech project, or something you've seen out in the wild. Submit your photos here and we'll let you know when we publish them.

Yearly Archives: 2012

Jean-Paul’s “Incroyable” BionX

Bonjour, je suis Mr. Jean Paul je viens de passé une commande pièces BionX, je suis très contant de votre site BikeTech Shop, rapide paiement avec PayPal,  de France au État Unie, merci.  Cordialement, Mr. Jean Paul.  Bonne fêtes à toute l’équipe
Google translate:  Jean-Paul is very happy with his BionxX purchase from Bike Tech Shop.  PayPal (apparently the same in French) was quick and easy, as was our FedEx International delivery to France.  Happy Holiday to you as well, Jean-Paul.  Enjoy the easy (er) ride.  Bonne fêtes et profiter de la balade facile.

Cyclist Cyber Monday is Here

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For the cyclist — and the future cyclists in your life, we have a whole mess of Cyber Monday specials.

Want something in a smallish box that you can fit under a tree?

How about this:

Garmin Edge 800 Performance Bundle Cycling Computer with GPS

Garmin Edge 800 Performance Bundle Cycling Computer with GPSThe Garmin Edge 800 plus an ANT+ heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor. For touring, commuting, and competition.

$648.99 $499.00

Note: Not suitable for aviation navigation — flying reindeer, sleds, and that sort of thing.

Give The Edge >>

SALE ENDS TODAY
20% Off Chrome
Hipster Holidays!

If high-quality bike backpacks and messenger bags are only for hipsters, doggone it, then call us hipsters. We won’t mind. Much.

Randall’s Extrawheel Ad-Bird

“List Free, Shop Smart, Save Gas!”  This is the motto of Randall’s bicycle-powered advertising business.  He used an Extrawheel Voyager to prop his “Ad-Bird” and he can still haul cargo in his 6 Ortlieb panniers as he advertises.  Way to multi-task.  Also check out Extrawheel’s other trailer, the Advert — an alternate design for promoting your own business or cause by bike.

 

 

John, his Burley Nomad, and the C&O Trail Autumn Leaves

Just last month, John took his Burley Nomad Cargo Trailer on the C&O Trail from D.C. to Maryland.  The Nomad proved to be a safe fashion choice amongst the changing of the leaves from last season’s green to this season’s yellow.  Although I’m sure John had a greater appreciation for the Nomad’s heavy-duty carrying capacity – 105 liters and 100 lbs.  Still.  Color-coordinating your gear with Mother Nature doesn’t hurt.  All Burley Cargo Trailers are now 10% off at BikeTrailerShop.

Yvan’s BOB Trailer Mod

Yvan needed more space than the Bob DrySak would allow.  So he took matters into his own hands.

I decided instead to adapt my BOB trailer with a luggage rack. It cost me only $40 for the support. The advantages are that the panniers are lower, and therefore more stable.  The weight is on the rear wheel and the panniers are protected against the wind by the BOB DrySak.  It is now very stable!

Don’t be shy — Put your own welding experience to the test and modify your trailers to fit your specific transportation needs as well!  Just make sure to email us your experiences – good or bad so we can all learn from your successes and/or failures.  BOB Trailers are also currently 10% at BikeTrailerShop.  Happy experimenting my dear Dr. Biken-steins!

 

Chariot Sale! Inspirational Photos

 

 

 

 

Select 2011 and 2012 Chariots are now 25 – 35% off at BikeKidShop!  Specific pricing details listed at bottom of page.  And there are 51 shopping days til Christmas.  And we’ve already told you how awesome Chariot is as a company.  Need or want more reasons to buy yours today?  Well.  Just look at how fun it is.

Smiles + Sunshine + Helmets = Fun!

Leslie’s Carry-All Croozer Trailer

Leslie recently brought her Croozer Cargo Trailer along on a 180 mile ride on the Katy Trail in Missouri.  She loaded the heavy-duty trailer with 3 sleeping bags and a 7-person tent.  Leslie comments “The Croozer was easy to assemble and hook up to my bike.  It had more drag on the trail than I had hoped, but overall I’m pleased with my purchase.”  Select Croozer Cargo, Child, and Dog Trailers are now 10 to 20% off!

Ross’s Pollution-Reducing Pyramid Ride

Tomorrow is Halloween and there will be plenty of little ghosts and goblins out hunting for candy.  Others will hole away indoors watching spooktastic movies about monsters and mad scientists and their wild inventions.  Which brings us to Ross’s invention: the Purviance Pyramid — shown strapped to his Xtracycle bike trailer, deck, and racks.  Here’s the story and science behind it:

If you know anybody in Los Angeles ask them how the chemtrails are in LA. They will probably tell you, “There aren’t any chemtrails in Los Angeles.”  They would be correct.  There are chem tails in Los Angeles instead of the long chemtrails. You can see the chem tails and the S Curves. With the purviance pyramid moved before 7:00 am 5 miles (It may have to be around 5:30 a.m. during summer) you will no longer see the long streaks of poison chemtrails. You will be free. You don’t have to project any intention or anything any mental or spiritual projections other than your natural heightened spiritual beingness. All you have to do is move your purviance pyramid 5 miles before 7:00 a.m. every day.

Commuting by bike is a good way to keep the air clear of pollutants…..  or purchase your own purviance pyramid if you must.  We’re all doing our part.

Learn about chemtrails, spiritual projections and more on Ross’s website.  Happy Haunting! OooOOooo!!

Jordan & Papa Trail-A-Bike to School

Dave and granddaughter Jordan cruise to and from school by Adams Trail-A-Bike.  “She’s the only kindergartener that gets picked up with the bike limo.”  Lucky Jordan, and love the helmet!  Enjoy those nice crisp autumn days while they last before the kiddos start complaining about the cold winter ahead — and complain and complain and complain they will!

Bob’s Adams Trail-A-Bike Re-Purpose & “Tidy Cat” Panniers

The polls are officially closed — Our “most creative trailer build” award is going out early this week!  Bob’s trailer knocks the concept of “re-purposing” out of the park:

I bought a used Adams Trail-A-Bike off Craigslist for $50.  Cut off the handlebars. Removed the drive train.  Replaced the wheel with a stronger BMX wheel.  New 100psi recumbant tire. Installed a rear wheel rack and attached it to the seat post using the support section from the handle bars.  Installed a metal fender.  Attached 2 removable waterproof kitty litter pannier boxes to the rack using S hooks bolted through the boxes.  Top of the boxes are level with the rack.  I almost gave up on the project due to the trailer wobbling horribly as weight and speed increased, which I fixed by wrapping the U joint with strips of rubber bike tire tubing, with a final cover of electical tape.  This makes the joint very stiff, which doesn’t easily allow for tight turns, but as it completely eliminated the wobble problem it is a minor concern.

Send us your re-purposed bicycle photo submissions so everyone can witness your total awesome-ness as well.