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Archive for August, 2008

Trek city and commuter bikes for 2009

Commuter bikes were front and center at last weekend’s Trek World 2008 dealer show in Madison, with the singlespeed District stealing the show. This flat bar urban screamer features the Gates carbon belt drive that shaves nearly 280 grams from the weight of the bike, according to Trek. No lubrication is required for belt drives, [...]

Fisher El Ranchero longtail bicycle

Trek World is Trek’s annual show where they show dealers what to expect over the coming year. I’ll have more about some exciting new bikes like the Trek District, a redesigned Soho (with belt drive) and others later, but first I want to mention Fisher’s El Ranchero cargo bicycle. The El Ranchero looks superficially like [...]

Cargo bike co-op

Cargo bikes are handy for hauling large loads, but not everybody has the place to store one, and cost can be a factor. It doesn’t always make sense to a cargo bike or large trailer sitting around all those days that you don’t need one. A small group in Vancouver, BC have started a new [...]

Civia Cycles 2009 : New Model

Civia Cycles is releasing snippets of a new bike that is going to be released at Interbike ’09.  The bike is geared for shorter distance commutes with the ability to carry more due to front and rear racks coming stock on the bikes.  A gentler geometry than what is found on the Hyland.  An internally [...]

Driving in America: 1950

Disney’s perspective of driving in 1950. Goofy stars as a Jekyll and Hyde character, Mr. Walker/Mr. Wheeler. When he’s a pedestrian he’s mild-mannered and rational; when he’s a driver he’s mad and bad. It’s amazing to see that the issues we faced over half a century ago haven’t gotten any better. Video posted by our [...]

Traffic engineers are not cyclists

Born Again Cycles recycles bicycles in Melbourne, Australia. BAC blogger Mark Horner rants about a topic that might resonate with many of us, that the people who design our streets are not cyclists. The problem is that those who research, design and implement solutions for the vulnerability of cyclists within increasingly frenetic ordinary road situations [...]