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Archive for December, 2007

XYZ Bikes Men’s Cruiser – Out of the Box

I took a little heat a while back when I reviewed the Gary Fischer Mendota. A few of you were disappointed that that bike cost around $1,000. What about people who are considering commuting by bike but don’t want to shell out a bunch of money in the event they decide it isn’t for them? […]

Saw my first hokey spokes up close

I’ve seen them on large group rides, but this is the first time I’ve seen them in the wild up close. Wow, they are very very noticeable from the sides! This photo from my point-and-shoot camera doesn’t do it justice — the camera flash completely washes out the image created by the Hokey Spokes. The […]

How Was Your Commute Today?

Here in Charlotte, NC its still in the 50′s with sun most days. Where are you and what was your commute like? Photos and stories are welcome.

$75 Bike Trailer Dreams

There is a growing selection of bike cargo trailers available to cyclists. However, bike cargo trailers are still a niche/specialty product. Because of this, their price is relatively high as compared to the majority of bicycles sold. A new bicycle trailer will cost between $200 and $400. For someone who is poor, on a budget, or just not interested in spending very much on bicycling equipment, $200+ is cost prohibitive.

Bike cargo trailers are a great enabling force for bicyclists. Many bicyclists discover that they hardly use a car anymore once they have discovered all the loads they can transport by bike trailer. For bicyclists with less money to spend, the advantage of being able to get oneself and all of one’s stuff around by bicycle is even more greatly appreciated.

Floats Away

This week: 1. Sold some demo CELLOS bike trailer shipping cases. 2. Worked on some ideas for updating the CELLO design for its next incarnation, hopefully sometime next year. 3. Picked up some pallet shelves for stacking bike cargo trailers on. 4. Wished I could have done more but time sometimes floats away.

Commuting 101: Winter Cycling? Don’t Get Cold Feet!

I was talking with a fellow cyclist at church the Sunday morning after Thanksgiving. I asked him if he was still riding and he told me he had hung it up for the season; he said his feet get too cold. What a coincidence! A little over a year ago Jason left a brief comment […]