Month: May 2005

What is a Fixed Gear?

Earlier last week I posted some info about the Surly Steamroller. I then received a great question asking what a “fixed gear” is. Here at commutebybike.com we’re the type of folk that likes to make sure everyone has the correct info. So here’s the definition: “Fixie is short for “fixed gear,” meaning the rear wheel…

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Dumb Drivers = Dangerous Commutes

CNN.com: When faced with a written test, similar to ones given to beginning drivers applying for licenses, one in ten drivers couldn’t get a passing score, according to a study commissioned by GMAC Insurance.

Pedaling to work no sweat, riders say

Marshfield News Herald: That same endorphine-induced buzz from childhood bike rides is easier to get each morning before your work day than you might think. May is Bike to Work Month and is an ideal time to begin cycling to work with the month’s warming weather and longer days. But many potential commuters fear the…

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Kona Smoke

One of my team mates named Moe Ramirez has recently purchased a Kona Smoke for commuting purposes. He was riding a Giant Boulder to work, but opted for a rigid frame. Here are some of the specs: Frame tubing Kona Cromoly Butted Fork Kona Project Two Headset Aheadset STS Crankarms Suntour CW-XCC150 Chainrings 42/34/24 B/B…

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Baggy Shorts on Sale!

For you commuters that use baggies, Supergo has a pair baggy shorts on sale. Click HERE to check them out! I have a pair of these same shorts and have lasted over 2 years!

Not a Car in the World

This is a good article about a guy who would not succumb to the peer pressure of driving a car. Grist Magazine In the rich mosaic of North American society, I stand rather forlornly on my own as a member of an oft-forgotten minority group: I am an adult male who can’t drive. Catapulted into…

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Dirt Rag Raffle!

I don’t know about you, but my favorite 4 letter F-word is FREE! Dirt Rag is having an online raffle for a set (front and back) of Old Man Mountain Sherpa Rack. Enter HERE!

Surly Steamroller-Fixed Gear!

I know there are a brave bunch of commuters that use a Fixed Gear bike to ride everyday to work. I know I am not one of them. For those of you that do, AMEN to that! Surly Bikes makes a really sweet fixie called the Steamroller. Here’s a little sample on how they describe…

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Specialized Commuter Cup

Specialized challenged industry companies to participate in the ride your bike to work week last week. Quality Bicycle Parts (QBP) and its 175 employees responded to the challenge and won for the third year in a row with a 78 percent participation rate. Thursday May 19 was the official competition day but retailers could commute…

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