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Archive for December, 2011

Winter Trail Commuting by Mountain Bike

Emily is an outdoorsy sort at heart who was raised in the north of England, where, unlike London, they’ve actually heard of a great outdoors! Nowadays she spends too much time in front of a computer doing this ‘earning a living’ thing. When she gets time she likes to hit the trails and escape the […]

Christmas Shopping For Cyclists

I hope that you have a cyclist in your family that you get to do some Christmas shopping for. Chances are if you are reading this, that you are a cyclist, but I don’t know what the chances are that that means there is another cyclist close to you who you suspect might be excited […]

Lazy amateur bike mechanics, this is for you: Feedback Work Stand

When it comes to bike maintenance, I come from the school of Turn The Bike Upside Down and Fumble With It. Also known as self taught. Any bike shop that would hire me as mechanic deserves to go out of business. Yet, I occasionally find myself being thought of as a bike repair go-to guy […]

Pedal to Properties

Pedal to Properties

League Seeks Bicycle Friendly America Local Reviewers

To assist in its review of Bicycle Friendly Businesses, Bicycle Friendly Communities and Bicycle Friendly Universities, the League of American Bicyclists is seeking knowledgeable cyclists for its local reviewer database. The Bicycle Friendly America program, which includes categories ranging from small businesses to states and universities, recognizes the efforts of people and organizations dedicated to […]

Four Things I Forgot about Winter Bike Commuting (In Eight Short Months)

Today I did my first official slippery-road, snow-coming-down, winter-is-here, denial-is-no-longer-an-option commute of the season. I’ve been thinking about winter commuting in the abstract; from a blogging point of view. I’ve been thinking, Yeah, yeah. Every other bike blog is going to do the obligatory series of posts on winter bike commuting; regurgitating the same how-to’s […]

Bike Improvements in Chicago

Bike Improvements in Chicago

Steerer Tube Mounted Cygolite

I needed to mount a front bike light to the Urbana Current that I am currently testing for the JOYBAG project. The Bionx kit has a light built into the battery so I was all set there. The bracket for this front light was not designed to lock down on the narrow gauge handlebars. Surprisingly […]

Geek my Fixie – Part 2: Green Guru Dutchy Pannier

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 www.singlespeedseattle.com Not content with a boring black grocery-getting pannier, I’ve added the colorful Green Guru Dutchy Pannier. It’s made from recycled material, […]