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Archive for April, 2011

Interview: Aaron Dykstra of Six-Eleven Bicycle Co. – NAHBS 2011

Before starting Six-Eleven Bicycle Co., Aaron Dykstra left his hometown of Roanoake, Virginia, and enlisted in the Air Force where he worked as mechanic on F-15 fighter planes. Later he worked a cycling advocate in New York and Chicago, before returning to Roanoke with a changed perspective. Josh interviewed Dykstra at the North American Handmade […]

Fix-Curious? An Experiment in Fixed-Gear Commuting – Part 1

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine.  He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at At the beginning of 2010, frustrated by the mechanical problems and constant derailleur adjustments necessitated by riding through Seattle’s winters, I […]

The Xootr Crossrack – Where no Pannier has Gone Before

The Crossrack seems to be specifically designed for their Swift folding bike and Xootr MG Scooter. However, it fits most folding and standard frames…

(Get Your) Car-Shaped Bike Racks on Route 66

I noticed these car-shaped bike racks next to a picnic area along the multi-use path that follows Route 66 through Flagstaff.

Purists, Cults, and Wheelies

As much as I get annoyed by the purists cults within cycling, this morning I was reminded of what that purist impulse feels like.

The Equalizing Power of Bikes: Restless Collective Interview

We love that bikes are so equalizing. You can find a bicycle in just about every corner of the planet. From the richest cities to the poorest towns, there are people riding bicycles.