Month: August 2011

Californians: A Call to Action

Californians, it is time to act. The California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles have cosponsored a 3-foot passing bill, Senate Bill 910. Many other states have already passed similar legislation that requires automobile operators to allow a minimum of three feet when passing a cyclist from behind, and California is working to…

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Hitch for Trek Trailer

“I’m looking to buy a replacement hitch for my trek trailer.” bikeshophub.staging.wpengine.com’s Answer: We do not support Trek trailers however we are aware that some Trek trailers use Chariot’s hitches: We also have written a blog post about bike trailer hitches that may be helpful if your trailer does not use a Chariot hitch.

Bike Shop Hub Trailer Lineup

I recently did a little tuning up of the Bike Shop Hub trailer fleet. These are the trailers that we keep around for shop use and when customers want to borrow one for a couple days to really get a sense for how the different styles of trailer feel on the bike. The lineup includes…

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Self-Inflating Commuter Tire

You’re a bike commuter. You’re in good shape. Your risk of coronary artery disease is pretty low, so you’re not likely to be needing a peristaltic pump–one of those pumps in an open-heart bypass machine. But would you be interested in a peristaltic pump if it was at the heart of a self-inflating commuter tire?…

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Commute by Bike Taxi

I was in New York City about a month ago, and I was really impressed by how many bike taxis there were. It really appears that bike taxis are taking over the city. It got me wondering what were the forces behind this strongly emerging trend. I suspect some combination of economic, fashion and environmentalism….

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BackTpack: A Bag for the Zombie Apocalypse (and Good Posture)

Karen Voyer-Caravona is an admitted bicycle dilettante in Flagstaff, Arizona, who blogs about her adventures on two wheels, vélo envy, her husband’s cooking, and cross country skiing at www.sheridesabike.com. Visit her Website for her endless opinions on the most stylish shoes for pedaling, critiques of bike parking, and the best bike date dining destinations. The…

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