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Archive for December, 2008

Cycling on ice

It looks like many cyclists have discovered studded bicycle tires this winter. Here’s a very brief post about them. After several years of year round commuting on a skinny tire road bike, I purchased a single studded tire for my mountain bike from Nashbar a few years ago. While it’s very possible to cycle across […]

DIY Bicycle Trailer List

Here at the Bike Trailer Shop we have a strong passion for anything pulled behind a bike, and that includes DIY projects. We understand that some people might not have the means to dish out $200 or more for a cargo trailer, or they just want to have a home made trailer to show off. […]

Cold weather bike storage: Indoor or out?

For those continuing to commute in the cold weather we’re having in the USA right now, do you bring your bike inside or keep it outside? A potential problem with bringing your bike in to warm: The snow and slush thaws, then the following morning the dampness refreezes, rendering your brake and shifter cables potentially […]

Bike Tour Preparation:P3 – Pack Up!

The complete blog series on this tour: Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up! PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley You know where you’re headed, and you’ve been crushin’ it on the bike, on the trainer and in the gym, and […]

Clothes Woes: Fabric Blight

There’s really no polite way to put it. When you spend a lot of time on a bicycle saddle pumping your legs up and down, the rear crotch area below your sit bones is usually the first thing to wear thin.

Safe Routes: 70% of students walk and bike year round to Colorado school

As far as I’m aware, schools in Boulder County, Colorado have been the most effective in encouraging children to walk and bike to school through programs funded by State and Federal Safe Routes to School Funding. Some elementary schools in Longmont, Colorado, for example, boast participation rates over 90% on the designated “Walk and Roll” […]

2008 Fast Forwarded

So it’s been a long time since I’ve posted to my “business journal” blog. Business at Wandertec has boomed this year not leaving much time to reflect. And much of my blogging energy has gone into the Bike Trailer Blog instead. But, I do like to write and reflect so now that things have slowed […]

Bike Tour Preparation: P2 – Training

The complete blog series on this tour: Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up! PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley So you’ve picked your destination, and are counting down the days until take off. Whether you made last minute plans or […]

No Grimy Derailleurs

The same day that Noah wrote about those grimy derailleurs last weekend, I received a shiny new Abio Penza shaft drive folding bike with a 3 speed Shimano Nexus hub. This bike has some interesting features that I’ll write about another time, but this is the first internal hub gearing (IGH) bike in a long […]

Christmas Bike Trailer (Custom Bike Trailer)

Once again our friend Ryan Cooper has contacted us about another one of his bike trailer creations. This one is perfect for the Christmas Special Bike Trailer Season. As you may remember Ryan is the mastermind behind the Billy the Boombox box bike trailer that we posted about back in August. This time around Ryan […]