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Archive for March, 2010

What’s Your Monthly Savings as a Bike Commuter?

As a bike commuter it has really cut down our family cost on every day things.  This morning while reading Treehugger.com they have a $$ saved article, and it got me thinking. How much as cyclist do we really save.  After all the the money spent on the gear, bikes, and extra food.  Do we [...]

Google Maps Now has Biking

Google Maps, my go to website for directions and maps, has now added “biking” for directions. Prior to this update you could only select car, public transit and walking for mode of travel.  Google would then calculate the best route, distance and time dependent on your mode of transportation. Quickly looking at my home town [...]

Unboxing the 2010 Raleigh Clubman

A little preview of the Raleigh Clubman that we recently took in for review. In this 6 minute clip we go through the basics of unboxing a bicycle.

Tucker & Bloom Simple Messenger Bag : Introduction

A colorful duck Cotton Canvas bag with an minimalistic approach to a messenger bag. Details from the company Tucker & Bloom Simple Messenger Bag MSRP : $99 Made from 100% Duck Cotton Canvas, with optional water resistant backing. Adjustable strap inside of flap for fastening a bike lock, newspaper, or umbrella. Removable cross-strap for biking [...]

Trek Ride+ : First Impressions

The bicycle shop I manage, Cool Breeze Cyclery, and sister store, Trek Bikes of Charlotte, have brought in a fleet of the new electric assist bikes, Trek Ride+.  One of these, the FX+ is a demo bike that our co-owner with an engineering background took for this past weekend.  Below is his original experience.  We [...]

Brompton U.S. Championship in Philly on March 20, 2010

While at NAHBS one of the busier booths all three days was that of Brompton.  Brompton is a folding bicycle company out of West London, England.  They are actually built in England and take great pride of their English background.  Their bikes span a wide spectrum and meet many peoples needs for the folding bike [...]