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Archive for January, 2010

Bike Commuter Goals for 2010

1. Learn how to properly lock your bike A requirement in major cities, but often an after thought in small towns or commuters that take their bicycle into buildings.  Practice locking your bike frame and both wheels.  Having a good lock in your arsenal helps, even if you don’t carry it with you daily. 2. [...]

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Quick Update

Currently the Long Haul is sitting as pictured above.  I installed the Schwalbe tires by chance, not thinking they would fit, but they did.  The tires I think have taken the bike a completely different path than originally I thought it would go.  The bikes looks have changed. Yesterday, I worked on installing the Velo [...]

Secure Parking for Bikes in Pittsburgh

When I think of the city Pittsburgh, I think of steel, the Steelers and Dirt Rag Magazine..  Slowly, with BikePGH‘s help, many are looking at Pittsburgh as a bike commuting city. Pittsburgh will soon offer a secure parking situation for commuters who cycle rather than drive into town. The Bicycle Commuter Center has been built [...]

Repair Tips : Long Term Maintenance

RJ, from the blog An Adventure Called Bicycling, rides bikes in every fashion: touring, commuting, road racing, mountain biking, folding, hauling and more. Currently, she is working at Gregg’s Cycles, consistently rated the top bike shop in Washington state. You might know how to clean and lube your chain, but do you know when to [...]

One World Two Wheels : Basics of Commuting By Bike Video

A great video provided by TrekBikes.com and their advocacy program, One World Two Wheels.

How Hard Core Are You?

With the temperatures around 20 degrees colder than the norm in North Carolina my motivation is lacking for the daily commute to and from the bike shop.  In my mind I keep repeating, “Practice what you preach” and that is the one thing getting me on to a bike most days.  I’m sure I could [...]