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Archive for December, 2006

Montague Corporation’s Paratrooper 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 [...]

Project FiXootr: Chaindrive and Handlebars

So, on Tuesday I got the rear wheel with fixed hub, and in all the excitement, I forgot to document the switch! Well, long story short, I put the tube and tire on the new wheel, removed the derailleur, shifter, rear brake and corresponding lever. So, this is what the chaindrive looks like now: and [...]

Kneesavers Preview

Knee pain is the biggest cause for me not to ride my bike to work or recreationally for that matter. As I was reading Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine, I saw an ad for Kneesavers. I visited their site to see what they are all about: Kneesavers are custom pedal extenders which are designed to [...]

Hoss Gear: Free Shipping

Hoss is in the spirit this Holiday season, so we’re offering you FREE SHIPPING (UPS Ground) on all orders during the whole month of December. That’s right, anything you order will be shipped UPS Ground, for free. You’ll want to order right away to get your Hoss gear before Christmas. While you’re there, be sure [...]

Banjo Brothers Messenger Bag Review

Introduction: Banjo Brothers Messenger Bag — The new design for 2006 has huge capacity and new shoulder strap design with quick-release buckle, plush shoulder pad, and one-handed, on-the-fly strap adjustment. Big reflective strip to help be seen. A great way to carry your stuff around town. Specs and Features: Huge 2000 cubic inch capacity (18L [...]

Do your feet hurt when you ride?

I’ve always had this numbing pain on my feet, more so on my left foot when I ride. I’ve played around with the positioning of the SPD cleats and even used platform pedals. But I still feel this pain. Any suggestions?