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Archive for November, 2011

Geek my Fixie – Part 1: Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Compact Classic Handlebar Bag

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com As I’ve said before, my fixed-gear bike is no fashion statement. It’s my daily ride to work, and, increasingly, my go-to [...]

Sucking It Up In Winter

Vanessa Marie Robinson is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer who’s blog For The Love Of Bikes covers her multifaceted interests in all things cycling. She is typically found either riding in the city on a single-speed or training upstate on her road bike — year-round! Biking year-round as a university student living in Montreal taught me how to survive whatever [...]

A Bike Commuter is Born — On the Bainbridge Ferry

Yesterday was nepotism day here on Commute by Bike. Today it’ll be cronyism. Tobias Eigen is a friend from the years I spent living in the Washington, DC Beltway — Takoma Park, Maryland to be specific. (“Capital of hippie-land… home of the squirrel lady and that guy who walks around swinging a dead fox.”) I [...]

Fight Road Rash with a Good Headlight

Matthew D. Johnson, Ph.D. is the director of the Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory and formerly the deputy to the president of Binghamton University, blah de blah blah… He’s my brother. Sounds like a smart guy, huh? Like I said, he’s my brother. Decide for yourself. –Ted I have been thinking about the advantages of [...]

Kalkhoff Pro Connect Review & The Panasonic Crank Drive

It’s been a busy summer of sales at the BikeShopHub.com and the JOYBAG® project stalled out of the gates a bit as our team got sidetracked from blogging with fulfilling all of those nagging orders that kept coming in.  But like a caterpillar into its cocoon our collective JOYBAG® mind has been weaving away and [...]

Blinkiology: The Study of Rear Blinkies

One of the most common pieces of advice that newbie commuters hear is that you can never be too visible. From a mostly selfish point of view, I have to agree with this sage advice. If I’m riding at night through the streets of DC, I prefer to be as visible as possible so that [...]