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Archive for August, 2012

Bill’s Ortlieb-Revelate-Extrawheel Extravaganza!

Extrawheel trailers are on sale!! at Bike Trailer Shop thru September 4th.  Showcasing the Extrawheel Voyager‘s tremendous cargo carrying capabilities is Bill’s custom built ready-to-tour bike.  The setup includes a Revelate Designs Tangle frame pack, the rack mounted and ever-popular Ortlieb Back Roller Classics in black and yellow (black and yellow black and yellow, everything […]

Release: Flagstaff Company Targets Suburbia with New Bike Trailer

The Wandertec Tuba is for Car-Sized ErrandsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Aug. 20, 2012 Wandertec, a leading online retailer promoting products for everyday bicycling, has announced a new bike trailer aimed at urban and suburban cyclists wanting to reduce or eliminate the use of the family car.The idea behind the Wandertec Tuba is to provide the same level […]

Bike and Beer Research with the Growler Crate

The Growler Crate is designed to carry half-gallon (1,900 ml) bottles of beer. It was not designed to to be carried on a bike. John Coe (RockyChrysler) asked, “Why the hell not?” To which Commute by Bike replied, “Yeah! Why the hell not?” Two rigorous and independent tests began immediately. John Coe Carrying my undeniably […]

Mounting Rear Bike Racks to Bikes without Lower Mounting Eyelets

Via Email: I have a pretty standard road bike but it has no eyelets (lower mounting holes or above the brakes). I was hoping to get the racktime addit rear rack with a pair of ortlieb back roller classic panniers. Could I use the Tubus Quick Release adapter with the racktime addit? Is there […]

Infoschmucks: Anti-Cycling Infographic Disguised as Pro-Cycling

There’s a new infographic making the rounds. If you follow bike-related blogs, Facebookers, or Twitterers you might have seen it. And it purports to provide “Depressing Statistics of Bicycle Accidents” on cycling in Great Britain. The only thing depressing to me is how many bloggers, Facebookers, and Twitterers uncritically regurgitated this — as they always […]

The Wandertec Tuba or How to Replace the Minivan

So you’ve got to run some errands on your way home from work, which include a trip to the grocery store, as well as a stop at the pet store to get a bag of food for your furry friends. You normally commute by bike, but there’s no way you can comfortably carry groceries for […]