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Archive for November, 2009

The Perfecto Commuter Bike : Type of Shifting

If you are just stopping in on our Group Build of the perfect commuter bike let’s catch you up.  After introducing who will be riding the bike, the overall landslide of bicycle frame choice was a Surly Long Haul Trucker. This wasn’t a surprise to me or many others.  Over at the Surly Long Haul [...]

Recreating the Classic Dutch Bike

With the goal of researching and educating about the European utilization of bicycles we will be reading, writing and reviewing as many “Dutch style” bikes as possible.  As a reader please comment, pass on links and any other information you think will be helpful. In the next week you’ll see an introduction article of 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.

Guest Post : A Commuting Story by Banjo Brother Eric

A guest post by Eric Leugers, one of the two guys that run Banjo Brothers. I have been an avid cyclist since purchasing my first road bike at age 15, but only a half-hearted bicycle commuter until recently. Riding almost always was recreation for me. After moving to Minnesota in the mid-90′s, I used my [...]

The Perfect Commuter Bike: Which Bicycle Frameset

Quickly recapping the series in which we are trying to build the perfect commuter bike for myself.  We have discussed what makes a good commuter bike, who the target audience is and which style of bike would be best.  As the touring style seems to be a big hit let’s now discuss which touring bike. [...]

Open Forum : DIY Projects

Every so often I’ll be coming to you, the readers, to learn what exactly you want to covered..  Hopefully this will keep you all engaged and excited about the Commute By Bike content.  If you see the words “Open Forum” in the title, stop in and give your feedback! The Open Forum this week is [...]