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Archive for August, 2008

Ivan Basso rides a Raleigh One Way

We really like the Raleigh One Way bicycle, a sweet steel singlespeed bike with fenders and wide tires that’s great for city riding. Professional cyclist Ivan Basso apparently agrees… Read more at Raleigh Commuters blog, from where I stole this photo.

Manitoba Bike Commuter Rides 112 Miles a Day

Wow! Simply, wow. CBC News has a feature up about a guy riding 112 miles (round trip) twice a week. Doing the math, he averages a little over 22 MPH. Mike Caslor says “My office mates think I’m a little bit crazy. But in many ways, part of the reason I do this is to […]

Abused commuter bikes

Yesterday we talked about hot road bikes for the commute. Lightweight road bikes, though, can be a little finicky, and many of us like to keep the sporting equipment in pristine condition. In a comment, Steve asked the question: “What constitutes ‘commuter bike abuse’?” A few things come to mind for me; I’m sure CBB […]

Hot road bikes for the commute

Here at Commute By Bike we focus primarily on utility bikes designed more for practical transportation rather than fast sport recreation. I know many of you, however, like the fast road bikes. My good friend Ken Conley in Silicon Valley is a fast bike fanatic who rides his bike to work. He recently had an […]

Chat LIVE: Join me right now (we’re done, check the update)

UPDATE 2: It’s over and we had a great time. Look for the next announcement in the near future! UPDATE: We’ve got over 20 people talking and some great discussion on lights going. Join us… I’m trying something new today with Commute by Bike. I’ve setup a chat area so you can ask your commuter […] Safe bike routes for NYC

Live in New York City? Ever wondered what the safest route is between where you are and where you want to go? Check out It’s a mash-up application based on Google Maps that uses several different data points to help you safely find your way through the city by bike.