Month: February 2008

Vanilla commuter bikes

Here’s a preview of what we can expect from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show coming up this week. These are step through frame bikes from Vanilla Bicycles. The wait right now for a frame from Vanilla is over five years.

Bike Boxes in the Bike Lane

Do bike boxes help? Have you ever used one? Do you even know what a bike box is? Here is a picture to help understand: Pic is from the Seattle Times, who published this article on the subject. I also came across this video with a bit more of an explanation.   I think they…

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Sheldon Brown RIP

The cycling community has lost a beloved and well known individual with the loss of Sheldon Brown last night after he suffered a massive heart attack. Besides being a wealth of information, Sheldon was always very free with his time and helpful to all comers with any kind of bicycling question. He made the technical…

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Handmade bike show

Wow, Freewheel‘s series on “bikes for the rest of us” generated a lot of good discussion and brought up some points about the kinds of bikes you like and what you look for. I’ll be at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Portland, Oregon this week. While the show was probably still dominated by…

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Bikes for the rest of us

Freewheeling Spirit has been writing a series of posts on Bikes for the rest of us. He’s exploring the availability of regular, old utility bikes that are not aimed toward the “enthusiast,” athlete, or weekend warrior. He wants bikes that you can hop on without lycra or cleated shoes. He wants bikes can carry stuff….

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