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Archive for October, 2009

Dottie and Her Mystery Flat

Last week Let’s Go Ride a Bike talked about a mystery flat that happend on Mr. Dottie’s bike.  The cut in the tire is pretty intense and almost across the whole tire and tube. The cheap tires that came on Mr. Dottie’s Jamis, on the other hand, have had several flats in their lifetime. The [...]

This Week in Commuting News

My goal in these weekly round ups are not only to highlight what was talked about here, on Commute By Bike, but across the newswire, blogosphere and maybe even in my shop.  As long as it is about commuting, it may find its way here. Bike Centric notifies us that the Bicycle Film Festival is [...]

Bicycle Exhaust that Plants Flowers

The Bloom device is meant to be a subversive and inspirational tool for our concrete jungles. Similar to the tuft of a dandelion as the wind carries the seedling, we propose a way of dispersing seedlings with bubbles and bicycling. Seeds are co-mingled with a bubble mixture and upon pedaling to your destination , you [...]

Light & Motion Vega 120 & 200 Light Review : Intro

There are more “commuter lights” coming to the market.  Two of these that hit last year are are the Light & Motion Vega lights.  These two different lights come with two different lumen powers, and different battery charge times. Details from Light & Motion Vega 120 Lumens : 120 Run Time : 2 hours Charge [...]

Open Forum : Electric Bicycles for Commuting

In the past weeks I’ve talked about the new Trek Ride+ lineup, that are electric assist.  As I’ve received many emails and comments about electric bikes I wanted to hear your input. Do electric bikes kill the thought of cycling for you? Do you think more folks would get started bicycle commuting if they knew [...]

El Duke Degreaser Review : Intro

El Duke is a soy based degreaser that has a pleasant smell and easy to handle for the skin. For the past 5 years I’ve used two different degreasers to clean up my commuter bikes.  Oranj Peelz from Pedro’s and diluted Simple Green.  As a commuter my bikes get pretty gummed up, frames have the [...]