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Archive for July, 2007

Update: Lemond Poprad Disc

I’ve put a lot more commuting miles on the Lemond Poprad Disc since my First Impression post awhile back and I’m ready to do an update. First of all, since the bike is built as a cyclocross racer it comes without fenders, reflectors, road tires or braze-ons for a rack. All of these things (other [...]

Weekend Project: Sell Your Stuff

Awhile back our sister-site, Twenty Nine Inches, started their classifieds marketplace so you can offload your big wheeled stuff. Now there’s two more places to sell your stuff in the Crooked Cog Network: The Commute by Bike Marketplace to sell your old commuter gear. The Blue Collar MTB Marketplace to get ride of your mountain [...]

BSO redux

I stirred up some controversy way back when with my post on bike shaped objects. BSO lovers can rejoice in THE BIKE OF DOOM. This is the journal of an admitted bike snob who bought a low-end Canadian Tire Bike Shaped Object for his bike commute. He’s put 900 miles on the bike so far [...]

Commute by bike and pro cycling

Just some random and unorganized notes and links about utilitarian cycling and the Tour de France and racing and controversy. Bike Hugger says he expects Interbike 2007 will focus on “comfort bikes, SUBs, cargo bikes, and the like” instead of racing bikes. Great article from Grist on Bicycle Shame To be a successful adult, apparently, [...]

Is your house bikeable?

Check out the site Walk Score to answer the question “How walkable [bikeable] is your house?” Put in your address and the site will show all the grocery stores, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, coffee shops, parks, schools, libraries, book stores, gyms, drug stores, hardware stores and clothing/music stores within a 30 miles radius of your [...]

Commuting In Boise

There is a nice article on the Idaho Statesman site today about bicycle commuting in Boise. Dana Oland writes that the commute by bike began due to economic and environmental concerns but is worried that those of us who have done this for a while will roll our eyes when we hear that Dana now [...]