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Archive for November, 2011

Ortlieb Plus Saddle Bag

What does one consider about a thing as inert as a seat bag when preparing to review it? Does the seat bag hold stuff securely and with minimal rattling or damage? Does the seat bag stay on the bike and not fall off without warning? Does the seat bag mount to the bike in a […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer, Bicycle Advocacy Style

For cyclists in Wisconsin, there were exciting modifications to some bicycling-specific state laws as Governor Scott Walker signed AB265 last week. The new set of regulations, nicknamed the “Bicycle Tune-Up Bill,” was introduced by Representative Keith Ripp (R) and drew bi-partisan support. The Bicycle Tune-Up Bill addressed several antiquated laws, including regulations regarding hand signaling […]

Bike Race to the Bottom — Amazon.com Style

Before you head over to Amazon.com to buy cycling accessories, do you mind if I gripe about how Amazon.com plays the price-matching game? You don’t mind? Thank you. Previously, I wrote about Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP), and how it means that bike shops that play by the rules can’t advertise below certain price points, but […]

Adams Trail-A-Bike and a Bike Commuting Family

In the midst of our Black Friday thru Cyber Monday sales, we’ve also launched some sales on our trailer-cycles. We have both Adams and Weehoo Trailer Cycles on sale for 10% off through Dec. 13th. This photo was snapped riding along side a bike commuting family that I kept seeing towards the end of the […]

20% off Chrome on a Small Business Saturday

You may or may not have heard of Small Business Saturday.  Today is a great day to support small, local businesses. While we are not local to most of our customers, we can certainly qualify for your patronage today as a small business with a focus on community.  And as of this May, we also […]

Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2011 is Small Business Saturday, a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which tend to benefit major big box retail and e-commerce stores. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to buy from businesses that are small and local. I believe in shopping local, and supporting small businesses. But not all brick-and-mortar business […]