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Archive for April, 2007

CBB Poll: Where Do You Park?

Noah, a fellow KC Area bike commuter, is trying to get some information on where we park our bikes. I’m interested as well and couldn’t think of a better forum than this to gather some data. Here is your chance to help; I’d like to get your location, which one of the following categories matches […]

Commuters at Sea Otter

A couple of us from Crooked Cog are at Sea Otter in Monterey, CA and, while this event is geared towards mountain and road riding, I grabbed some pictures of some pretty cool commuter bikes as well. The Casseroll from Salsa Cycles is a pretty nice frame. They had two built up with different components […]

Bay Area Commuters Take Note

Attention Bay Area residents; the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition and Metropolitan Transportation Commission have started accepting nominations for the region’s 2007 Bike Commuter of the Year. Submit your nomination HERE According to the Bay City News Wire: In each of the nine Bay Area counties a bike commuter of the year will be nominated. Each […]

Superfluous

Finally, an answer to the question I posed on March 14th: “Why would anyone NOT want to wear (a bike helmet)?” Well, it looks like sometimes a bike helmet doesn’t make sense…

Single Wheeled Trailers: Adding to the Art

The basic BOB Yak Trailers set the stage for imitators, as discussed in the last post, as well as trailers that owe their lineage to the BOB but have gone on in new directions. These inspired cargo haulers have evolved by adding suspension, different cargo configurations, different size wheels, multi-functionality and other features.

Bob Trailer IbexBOB’s Ibex trailer was introduced circa 2002. It offers suspension to improve the ride off road and on.

Go-Go-Gadget Helmet!

This is the Pulse Bicycle Safety Helmet – a Dyson Student Award finalist in the Australian Design Awards. Student Designer Julie-Ann Davies of Monash University has incorporated a number of cool features in a sturdy helmet, including: Built-in lighting Reflective surface materials Internal ventilation system – and my favorite – An Ear Drop feature which […]

The Socks

This Week: 1. Got in the New BikeTrailerShop.com socks. 2. Layed out a cut pattern for the developing Wandertec BOB Trailer Liner. 3. Developed a new support brace for front-corner side panel on the CELLO bike case. Our BikeTrailerShop.com socks arrived from SockGuy this week. I had my girlfriend modeling them for the listing on […]

Commuter Story: A story of a crash

Mike, a regular commenter here at Commute by Bike, got hit by a truck a couple days ago. It’s a scary story, mainly because it sounds like he was doing everything right. Here it is in his words: I was doing my normal commute, which I’ve done since 11/1/06. Most of it is lightly traveled […]

Single Wheeled Trailers: The BOB Trailer Imitators

Imitation, the Greatest Form of Flattery

The BOB Trailer has first defined and then dominated the bike cargo trailer scene since it became available in the early 90’s. As evidence of its success there has been a significant train of imitators to follow. Some of these have brought added innovations while others are simply a lower quality knock off.

Commuting 101: Sun Glare in April and September

The Missouri Bicycle Federation has a press release on their site that reminds us that: “…near the first day of spring and the first day of autumn. At those times of year, the sun rises and sets directly to the east and west. Many of our streets are aligned east/west. With the sun low in […]