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Archive for December, 2009

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Bike Lights

Our group build is about half way through it’s original phases.  After many discussions about bicycle type, exact frame set, the type of shifting and finally the component type, we’ve determined the Long Haul Trucker with a stock build is the bike we are going with. On to my favorite phase of this build, 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. RJ has a great write up, and video of bicycle [...]

How to Get Everyday People to Use a Bike

A little less than a day ago I tweeted asking a simple question : “How to get every day people to use a bike?.  It seems basic, but it isn’t.  It is something I deal with daily running a bike shop and trying to encourage people to ride their bikes for basic uses..  The society [...]

Merchandise on CommuteByBike

I’m tentatively going to expand into merchandise and small product sales on Commute By Bike and Bike Shop Girl.  But I would like your feedback.  What type of things would you purchase through us vs Amazon.  Would it be enough to know you are supporting a great resource to purchase that light or bag through [...]

Batavus BUB Review : Introduction

CommuteByBike was fortunate enough to be one of the first bike testers for the prototype Batavus BUB.  The bike we had in for review was a one speed with a coaster brake.  Slowly I’ll be unveiling my own thoughts, along with a friend who is a pretty new cyclist/commuter.  Let’s start with an introduction from [...]