Month: July 2011

Vapid Transit

I managed to forge a cycling purpose into a non-cycling vacation in August, 2011, using the brute force of a big-ass 1996 GMC camper van. Here are the posts: Vapid Transit, Snap Judgements, How to Blow $20 in Boulder, Public Art You Can’t See from a Car, and How does your town say ‘No Bicycles?’ This is not a biking vacation. My wife and I are driving a big-ass 1996 GMC van borrowed from…

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The Future of Fixies

I rode a fixed-gear bike for the first time the other day (after Matt’s photo shoot). I went about 50 yards and it did not weird me out as expected. And there you have my review of fixies. From now on, I can talk about them from experience; with expertise, no less. Yesterday I saw…

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South San Francisco Street

Bike Shop Hub is up three blocks and to the right from this spot on South San Francisco Street in downtown Flagstaff. Notice Mount Elden on the upper right which is still topless from a burn that set it ablaze about 25 years ago.

Military Bicycles

We have covered a wide range of Emergency and Patrol Services by Bike here at Utility Cycling, but it recently became apparent that we were missing one major component of this topic: military bicycles. The use of bicycles by military groups has been around for nearly as long as the bicycle. Bicycles provide an effective…

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Levi's Nerd-Repellent Commuter Jeans

Yesterday my Levi’s 511 Skinny Commuter Jeans arrived at work toward the end of the day. These are the ones that have had several bike bloggers salivating. But salivating is okay, because the Nanosphere® technology on the fabric makes the pants drool-resistant. I ripped open the FedEx envelope, and… the pants were khaki colored. That’s…

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Half-Cocked Panic About Bike Saddles

I’ve heard inferences, rumors, and hearsay that bike seats are bad for man parts. I didn’t take them too seriously, but nonetheless I made a mental note to look into it one of these days. One Of These Days arrived yesterday morning with the first bike-related thing I read: Standard bicycle seats, it turns out,…

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Stu with the New Tubing Bender

Stuart’s been working hard on organizing the assembly/repair area of the shop, building a variety of metal tables for work surfaces and organizing all of the tools. With this project completed, he is back to wrapping up the massive bike rack sculpture project before diving into bike trailer prototyping mode. Stu is pictured here with…

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Urbana Current in the Rain

I was happy with how the light contrasted the black and silver in this photo of an Urbana Current Electric Bike. Pete of Electric Bike Report has recently wrapped up his 6 week test and should have a review up on his website soon. With the bike back at our shop, we are getting underway…

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