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Archive for August, 2008

Quick Tip: Forgot your light? Use your iPhone!

Saw this tip pop up on Twitter from user rabbieburns (click here to follow him): Best alternative use of an iPhone so far? I forgot my front bike light tonight. Some sticky tape and iPhone later… That’s a very brave man… Click here to follow me on Twitter.

End of Summer BOB Trailer Sale

We’re having our End of Summer BOB Trailer Sale at the Bike Trailer Shop. The sale is running from August 23rd to September 7th. Its a great opportunity to get a BOB Trailer at 10% 0ff (BOB Yaks from $259 or BOB Ibex from $323) BOB Trailers are a great all purpose trailer. From bike […]

The Tubus Cargo review

In my last post I weighed the ups and downs of using trailers versus racks and panniers. This time I wanted to set the partisanship aside and focus on one of my all-time favorite racks, the Tubus Cargo. What makes the Cargo my favorite rack, you ask. Its strength for one, its adjustability for another, […]

Bianchi’s city bikes for 2009

I’m looking at the preliminary 2009 Bianchi product line. I see some pretty interesting things in their road and mountain bike lineup, but this is a commuter site so I’ll keep my focus there. For the city and commuter bikes, I see mostly evolutionary changes and enhancements to Bianchi’s existing product line. For example, the […]

In praise of YOU, the everyday Olympian

After bicycling for 152 miles in 6 hours and 23 minutes in Beijing’s smoggy air, the gold medal was determined by a fraction of a second. Spain’s Samuel Sanchez willed a supreme effort to out-sprint the world’s great riders like David Rebellin and Fabian Cancellara. Fifty-seven million U.S. citizens ride a bicycle, at least, on […]

Gas prices are fueling higher bike sales

There’s things that are just “common sense” to a lot of us, but it’s always nice to see it backed up by real data. Bikes Belong did a survey recently that shows that gas prices are pushing bikes sales higher than ever.