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Archive for February, 2009

Practical transportation… and a viewing platform

The Xtracycle Free Radical is a favorite among transportation cyclists because of their hauling capability. I saw a Free Radical yesterday in Santa Cruz used as an elevated viewing platform during the Tour of California. Fun stuff!

Xtracycle Kickback – $99 for 48 hours

At midnight Xtracycle is releasing a new sale for 48 hours, or when their 50 units are gone. TheKickback, the new center stand that adds some stability to your Xtracycle life, is only $99. Visit Xtracycle’s special “Love” page for the latest deal before it’s gone!

Xtracycle Radish on Sale: Today Only!

In my inbox I found some Xtracycle love this morning: A $999 Radish including Footsies and a Magic Carpet to take someone on a ride with you. Yes it is true, February is a month of love and Xtracycle is pulling all the strings for you and a loved one to get out on a […]

2009 Predicitions for Utility Cycling

I recently posted a comment in response to a post discussing the current state of utility cycling at Eco Velo. The development of utility cycling in 2009 will have a strong impact on the growth and direction of Wandertec in 2009 so I thought I’d post up my thoughts on these matters. From Eco Velo: […]

An Interview with Nick Lobnitz, Carry Freedom Bike Trailer Inventor

Here at Bike Trailer Blog, we’re very intrigued by the creative process that goes into developing bike cargo trailers. We decided to get in touch with some of the inventors of the various bike trailers that are available. Nick Lobnitz of Carry Freedom was kind enough to reply to our interview. Nick is the inventor […]

Bike Trailer Review & Comparison at Adventure Travel

Just a quick update that Adventure Travel Online has posted an excellent comparison review of 5 bike cargo trailers. The review compares and contrasts trailers readily available in the UK including the Weber Monoporter, BOB Ibex, Extrawheel Classic, Carry Freedom Y-Frame Large and the Revolution Cargo 08 Load Trailer. Many of these trailers are available […]

Should you check your chain?

Bicycle chain links are a half inch long from rivet to rivet. When you measure a brand new chain with a ruler, the rivets should all line up exactly on the inch and half inch marks. With use, the chains “stretch” so that the rivets no longer line up over the length of a ruler. […]

Eighth Inch : A New Fixie Company

There’s a shop in Wisconsin called Wheel & Sprocket, located in Milwaukee..  There is something hiding under the claimed “largest shop in Wisconson” title.  It’s a small fixed gear and single speed company called Eighth Inch, after the width drive train many fixed riders use. Eighth Inch has a little bit of everything for the […]

BikeGlow: Wrapping Your Bike with Glow

While on the subject of 360 degrees of reflection like the BrightBike idea, here is BikeGlow. It looks like the glow necklaces you get a concerts or children wear on their arms at parties.  Running on battery power the BikeGlow wraps around your frame set, tubing or, I would assume, body. The 10 foot tube […]

Grinding

Big Snow today. They say global warming is bringing extremes in weather. Well we’re seeing it here in Flagstaff. A new resolution today. I’ll blog on one of our 3 blogs, Bike Trailer Wisdon, Extrawheel Single Wheel Trailers or here once a day. Many resolutions like this have fallen flat on their face so don’t […]