Month: February 2009

Commuter Checks for bicycling now available

All of the pre-tax employee transit benefits I’ve seen have been in the form of “Commuter Check” programs that are outsourced to third party benefit providers hired by human resources departments to handle the paperwork and distribute the transit benefits in the form of “Commuter Checks” that are redeemable at transit agencies. One of these…

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Salsa CroMoto Stem Recall

Salsa Cycles is working with the Consumer Products Safety Commission on a recall of the CroMoto S.U.L. stem. Please see the attached letter from Salsa General Manager Jason Boucher and the press release from the CPSC. Salsa is committed to designing and manufacturing high quality, safe bicycle products. We are extremely disappointed that this situation…

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Torker Cargo-T

Take a look at the new Torker Cargo-T bicycle available from your Local Bike Shop in the United States. Seattle Bike Supply has apparently listened to their customers with cargo bikes, because the Cargo-T with its 4130 Chromoly frame and fork has very practical features like a sturdy center kickstand, a step through frame, chainguard…

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Xtracycle Month of Love Specials 2/26 – 3/1

A quick mention of some great Xtracycle Specials. The Xtracycle Cargo Van Special for $499 includes the following items: FreeRadical Kit, 1 WideLoader,1 Longloader, 2 Whatchamacollars, and 2 CamStraps The Xtracycle Family Van Special for $499 includes the following items: FreeRadical Kit. Magic Carpet, Footsies, and a Stoker Kit + Get an Xtracycle KickBack for…

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Kooks, freaks and weirdos on the bike

I got a note over the weekend from Canadian journalist Lesley Simpson, who wants “eccentric characters about the global commuting movement among cyclists for a CBC TV documentary.” With an explosion of bike commuters over the past year as wallets have taken a hit from rising gas prices and declining income, it’s sometimes a little…

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File Organization

For the past few weeks we’ve been organizing all of our files and file names. Having worked on my own developing this business for the first two years, it was generally hard to justify the time it would take to develop a uniform method for organizing my files. As a new business, it was also…

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Abio Folding Bikes

There is a pretty new company to the folder line up, Abio.  This company is based out of New York City and has produced two different folder models since 2007..  Back in December we previewed their shaft drive, Penza. I have a soft spot in my heart for this bike due to the purple color….

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Peter Eland's Custom-Super-Trailer

I’ve been meaning to post something up about this Heavy-Duty, Custom-Built bike cargo trailer built by Peter Eland of Velo Vision. While this trailer could be categorized under our Do-It-Yourself bike trailer list, the attention to detail and purpose built features, set this trailer apart into deserving a post of its own. That being said,…

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Ex-husband prohibits children bike riding

Does anybody know where Randy’s girlfriend can get help for this situation? Posted here with his permission. They live in Longmont, Colorado. I am writing this on behalf of my girlfriend and her two kids. There has been an issue with my girlfriend’s Ex-husband about the fact that we allow her two children (age 7…

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Trickle Down Inspiration Flow of a Workaholic

I’m always thinking about what works best to keep myself and my employees focused, energized and motivated to keep Wandertec Bike Cargo Design moving forward in the right direction. Often, it is about balancing the right load between the “core level” work of day-to-day and infrastructure and the “fringe level” work of experimental marketing and…

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