Bike Tech Blog:

This is where we geek out over anything with circuitry that goes on a bike -- or on a cyclist.

Lights, electric bike kits, GPS, computer systems, and other bike tech gadgets.

And we'll take a closer look at some of the products found on Bike Tech Shop.

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The Latest From Bike Tech Blog

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!

Bionx Winter Trike

Says Gus of his winter rig:

I don’t have a car and use a trike for my shopping trips in the winter (about 10-15 miles round trip).  This is my newest creation using 20″ Wandertec Bongo wheels.  The BionX I had from my previous trike.  In the warmer months I use a conventional touring type bike with 4 panniers.

Gus’ winter panniers look awfully familiar

For more tips on winter touring and commuting, check out the wealth of information on our sister-blog Commute By Bike.  Most recently, and extremely entertaining – adventures commuting through the harsh Alaskan winter.

Jean-Paul’s “Incroyable” BionX

Bonjour, je suis Mr. Jean Paul je viens de passé une commande pièces BionX, je suis très contant de votre site BikeTech Shop, rapide paiement avec PayPal,  de France au État Unie, merci.  Cordialement, Mr. Jean Paul.  Bonne fêtes à toute l’équipe
Google translate:  Jean-Paul is very happy with his BionxX purchase from Bike Tech Shop.  PayPal (apparently the same in French) was quick and easy, as was our FedEx International delivery to France.  Happy Holiday to you as well, Jean-Paul.  Enjoy the easy (er) ride.  Bonne fêtes et profiter de la balade facile.

Winter Mess Riding

It’s been dry for the last month in Flagstaff. But today we woke up to a couple of inches of snow on the ground. So it is finally appropriate to publish a few images of riding in the snow in Flagstaff. And I get to test out my new winter bike commuting gear, a pair of Garmont Winter Boots that I got for Christmas and some old ski goggles that I think will do well in the flying snow.

A view of the BionX controller on the Urbana Current (Bar Mitts Frozen from being parked outside)

The Slush

E-Bikes: The Great New Way to Con Your Friends to Go Cycling

When my friends Ben and Jaimie were out last Thanksgiving, I was able to con them into going on a bike ride. Ben and Jaimie are not cycling nerds dying to go on a bike ride whenever possible. They do like cycling in Chicago and do some bike commuting. Jaimie even reviewed a Vaude Pannier for us recently over at CommuteByBike.com. But that said, they typically don’t consider cycling as something on the top of their recreational activities.

A visit with Ben and Jaimie more typically involves things like sitting around talking, drinking coffee, playing Settlers of Catan and other intellectually but not necessarily physically stimulating activities. As a cycling nerd, I’m always looking for a way to con my family and friends into going on bike rides without to seriously imposing on their style. With a bunch of electric bikes hanging around the shop for the JOYBAG project I had the perfect bait for suggesting we go for a bike ride.

A2B Metro and Urbana Current Electric Bikes on a Neighborhood Spin

Merry Christmas from BikeShopHub.com

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 though, I was able to fit it around the headtube spacers which turns out to be a very convenient place to mount the light.

The light pictured here is an older model Cygolite which is a predecessor to the Expillion Series which we happen to have on sale over at BikeTechShop.com thru Dec. 13th!

 

A2B Metro E-Basket

I wasn’t really using this basket to carry laundry. But zip tying on the back of the A2B Metro’s bike rack was a convenient place to get it home to where it was needed. I think there is an interesting collision of junk, tetchiness and consumer products in this photo bending in tones of grey.

RideKick Trailers and BikeTechShop.com

With the launch of BikeTechShop.com, we are becoming quite familiar with electric bike and electric assist kits. Another direction in electric that we’ve always been interested especially given our roots with BikeTrailerShop.comhas been electric powered bike trailers. The idea of having an electric push from a bike trailer has intrigued us from multiple perspectives.

  1. It allows for the a non-electric assist bike to be quickly converted into an electric bike.
  2. For someone or a family with multiple bikes, one investment in an electric assist unit can be shuffled between multiple bikes.
  3. The electric assist is there when you need it the most, basically when you are carrying cargo in the bike trailer.

BikeTechShop.com Grand Opening and Sale!

We’re incredibly excited to be announcing the launch of our fourth specialty cycling accessory shop, BikeTechShop.com! BikeTechShop.com is a shop that will be dedicated to all things with circuitry that go on a bike. At the top of the list are bike lights, electric bikes and GPS systems. But a big part of what inspires us is how many cool things we will be able to get to know, use and bring to your our customers.
We launched the site today because of Daylight Savings Time going into effect. If you are commuting tomorrow, you’ll have an hour less of light on the way home. We want to keep you safe and cycling through the short days of the year and are featuring bike lights in the Grand Opening of Bike Tech Shop. To get things started right, we put all of our new bike lights on sale at 10% off thru Nov.22nd!