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Archive for December, 2011

Countering Cuddly Car Characters: Bike Names

I wasn’t a big fan of the Pixar movie Cars. No, it wasn’t because the movie wasn’t about bikes. It was that the underlying message was this: There is no problem in the world so big that a celebrity can’t fix it. The big problem in the movie was that the town of Radiator Springs, [...]

Sedona vs. Saddle Bag: Review of the Vaude Tool

This is a guest post from Pete Prebus. Pete runs Electric Bike Report and is enthusiastic about spreading the word about electric bikes because they have great potential to get more people on bikes and out of their cars. Are you looking for a saddle bag to store some extra gear (tools, small cargo, etc.) on your [...]

In Tokyo a bicycle is faster than a car: Useless information or instructive tale?

“In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.” Thus saith the Internet. Many of us who live or have lived in congested cities will find this easy to believe. This “fact” was brought to my attention by Ray, a reader of Commute by Bike, who found [...]

Winter Trail Commuting by Mountain Bike

Emily is an outdoorsy sort at heart who was raised in the north of England, where, unlike London, they’ve actually heard of a great outdoors! Nowadays she spends too much time in front of a computer doing this ‘earning a living’ thing. When she gets time she likes to hit the trails and escape the [...]

Lazy amateur bike mechanics, this is for you: Feedback Work Stand

When it comes to bike maintenance, I come from the school of Turn The Bike Upside Down and Fumble With It. Also known as self taught. Any bike shop that would hire me as mechanic deserves to go out of business. Yet, I occasionally find myself being thought of as a bike repair go-to guy [...]

League Seeks Bicycle Friendly America Local Reviewers

To assist in its review of Bicycle Friendly Businesses, Bicycle Friendly Communities and Bicycle Friendly Universities, the League of American Bicyclists is seeking knowledgeable cyclists for its local reviewer database. The Bicycle Friendly America program, which includes categories ranging from small businesses to states and universities, recognizes the efforts of people and organizations dedicated to [...]