Month: August 2008

Ivan Basso rides a Raleigh One Way

We really like the Raleigh One Way bicycle, a sweet steel singlespeed bike with fenders and wide tires that’s great for city riding. Professional cyclist Ivan Basso apparently agrees… Read more at Raleigh Commuters blog, from where I stole this photo.

Abused commuter bikes

Yesterday we talked about hot road bikes for the commute. Lightweight road bikes, though, can be a little finicky, and many of us like to keep the sporting equipment in pristine condition. In a comment, Steve asked the question: “What constitutes ‘commuter bike abuse’?” A few things come to mind for me; I’m sure CBB…

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Hot road bikes for the commute

Here at Commute By Bike we focus primarily on utility bikes designed more for practical transportation rather than fast sport recreation. I know many of you, however, like the fast road bikes. My good friend Ken Conley in Silicon Valley is a fast bike fanatic who rides his bike to work. He recently had an…

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RideTheCity.com: Safe bike routes for NYC

Live in New York City? Ever wondered what the safest route is between where you are and where you want to go? Check out RideTheCity.com. It’s a mash-up application based on Google Maps that uses several different data points to help you safely find your way through the city by bike.

Quick Tip: Forgot your light? Use your iPhone!

Saw this tip pop up on Twitter from user rabbieburns (click here to follow him): Best alternative use of an iPhone so far? I forgot my front bike light tonight. Some sticky tape and iPhone later… That’s a very brave man… Click here to follow me on Twitter.

End of Summer BOB Trailer Sale

We’re having our End of Summer BOB Trailer Sale at the Bike Trailer Shop. The sale is running from August 23rd to September 7th. Its a great opportunity to get a BOB Trailer at 10% 0ff (BOB Yaks from $259 or BOB Ibex from $323) BOB Trailers are a great all purpose trailer. From bike…

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The Tubus Cargo review

In my last post I weighed the ups and downs of using trailers versus racks and panniers. This time I wanted to set the partisanship aside and focus on one of my all-time favorite racks, the Tubus Cargo. What makes the Cargo my favorite rack, you ask. Its strength for one, its adjustability for another,…

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Bianchi's city bikes for 2009

I’m looking at the preliminary 2009 Bianchi product line. I see some pretty interesting things in their road and mountain bike lineup, but this is a commuter site so I’ll keep my focus there. For the city and commuter bikes, I see mostly evolutionary changes and enhancements to Bianchi’s existing product line. For example, the…

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