Month: October 2007

$1200 bike light

Yes, you read that right — Lupine Lighting Systems in Germany has introduced the “Betty” lamp with a suggested retail of $1185. Seven Seoul P4 white LEDs convert 22 watts into 1400 lumens of light for up to eight hours. That’s twice the brightness of a standard 55 watt car headlight. This light is marketed…

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Open thread: Ask the experts

Trust me, we don’t lack for material to write about here on Commute By Bike — the main limitation is simply time. However, to ensure we’re meeting the needs of our readers I want to ask what you’d like to know about. Rain riding tips? Night time riding help? How to get started? Fear of…

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"Simple cycling" trend at Interbike

The Boston Globe sent reporter Ross Kerber (shown here interviewing Raleigh marketing maven Carey Schleicher-Haselhorst) to Interbike to cover the growth in sales of commuter bikes. He writes in “Simple cycling” that orders and sales of commuter bikes are up 20% in the Boston area. He mentions the Surly Big Dummy, Shimano’s Coasting group, Masi,…

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