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Archive for September, 2013

The Electric Cargo Single-Speed Fatbike

Pedaling up to Mama Burger for lunch recently, I noticed a cargo bike parked outside, unlike any cargo bike I’ve seen. This was an electric, cargo, single-speed, fatbike. I went inside and scanned the tables — there aren’t many of them to scan — thinking I’d be able to guess the owner of this bike […]

Cycling Keeps Jim in Shape!

BOB in tow: Out riding my bicycle yesterday 80 miles.  Staying in shape for the finishing of my cross America bicycle trip which is restarting Sept 17 from Rapid City SD to Key West Florida. Over the last couple of weeks been debating whether to cycle across all of China or all of Canada next […]

Treehouse Elevator by Bike

Treehouse Elevator by Bike

Cycling for Fun? What a Concept.

I’m always conflicted when people exclaim that bike commuting makes them “feel like a kid” again. If there’s a feeling of joy that people get when they bike to work, and if that feeling motivates people to keep doing it, I ought to be all for it. Right? But I don’t ever feel this feeling. […]

Sergeii’s Piano E-Bike and Road to a Million

“My goal is to get Paul McCartney’s attention to endorse bicycle e-power to the music industry.” The contraption fueling this goal: Sergeii’s Bionx powered bicycling piano. Best of luck to our ambitious, innovative and bicycle advocating friend — We’re rooting for you!

Coincidence & the Rideye Black Box Camera

Oh hi there, Commute by Bike readers. As you are probably aware, the prolific and entertaining Ted has started a new job, justifiably gloated about his new bike commute, and stepped away from regular posting here at Commute by Bike. Not that anyone can take Ted’s place, nor do I intend to, but I’ll be […]

**Waarschuwing!!** for Solar Panel Experimentation

Michael of Belgium’s warning for the cycling community: “Be careful with your bike trailer/solar panel experiments!” He speaks from experience:

DZR Minnas: Walking-Friendly, SPD-Compatible Bike Shoes

I like SPD clipless pedals, but I’ve always hated the look of the majority of the SPD-compatible shoes and the fact that most of the shoes aren’t really made for walking. Instead they just ENABLE you dismount and walk around without the pedal cleats clacking against the floor; setting up a racket like you’re auditioning […]

More on Riding with Rail Tracks

More on Riding with Rail Tracks

Tom’s Upcycled Bed Frame Bike Trailer

I put together a cargo trailer from scrap metal and trashed kid’s bikes. A bed frame provided the basic structure, to which I welded dropouts hacked from the donor bikes and a curved towing arm. A quick release ball joint was used for the hitch. Don’t trust your welding skills? Check out the Burley Nomad, […]