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Archive for November, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

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29r Commuter

The biggest thing to hit the bike industry in the past couple years is the 29r bikes, in other words 29 inch bikes. What’s a 29r you ask…Well the whole theory is that the bigger the wheel diameter, the more surface contact and the better you roll. Here’s a diagram that best shows the difference [...]

Project FiXootr: the “Stempost”

For those of you just tuning in: this post is part of a series chronicling my transformation of the Xoor Swift into a proper fixed-gear. The essence of the project, the rear wheel with fixed hub, is in the works. Until it arrives, I have some time to play with the bicycle as is, and [...]

Cure for a Tryptophan Over Dose

Most of us will probably over do it on the Turkey and end up becoming super sleepy. Heck, some of us end up taking naps or just laying around watching TV on Thanksgiving. I found a great cure for an over dose or a hangover from tryptophan. Go for a bike ride! Moe and I [...]

Allen Bike Rack 550RR Review

Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for Commute By Bike, I am providing my unbiased opinion of any products provided to us by any company. I do not posses any type of relationship with the product’s company or parent companies. Companies that send in their goods to be reviewed do not compensate me any way. My [...]

Paratrooper Saddle Bag

I was needing a saddle bag of the Paratrooper. I knew that they range anywhere from $20 – $30. I thought to myself, why not save a couple of bucks and make one. Today was a slow day at work. This gave me the perfect opportunity to make a one. All materials I used were [...]