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Archive for February, 2012

The Mounty: A Rubber Smart Phone Mount That Makes You Flexible

I get a lot of e-mail from people who make or sell smartphone mounts for bikes. They’d like to have their mounts reviewed. The first problem is, I don’t have a smartphone. I don’t want one. I’m insufferable enough without the ability to fact check any conversation, or to find that video of the man [...]

Fyxation Session 700 Tires vs. A Mild NYC 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! Last November I began bracing myself for some harsh winter weather [...]

Getting the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ to Bike to the Oscars

Like many people, my dear mother loves celebrities. She loves reading about them, looking at them, talking about them, reading about other people talking about looking at them. Ask her to name the mayor of her city, I’m not sure if she could (and not because Tibshraeny is hard to pronounce). Ask her who the [...]

The Best Cycling Photos. Ever.

That’s a bold statement. However, I feel confident asserting that we’ve collected some very lovely cycling photos, and many of them will be featured in the 2012-2013 Revolution Cycles calendar. Fans of Revolution Cycles, a bicycle retailer in the Washington, DC metro area, submitted more than one hundred photos from all over the world, and [...]

Three (Not So) Baffling Things About Women’s Cycling Clothing

While I’m not quite sure why Ted, my fearless editor, is researching the “7 Most Baffling Things About Women’s Clothes,” his suggested reading did inspire me to consider the benefits and shortcomings of women’s cycling clothing. Fortunately, I don’t have quite as much to gripe about as the author of the piece that sparked this reflection [...]

‘Social Engineer’ Your Kids (with Chariot Child Carriers)

This is supposed to be about bike trailers of a particular brand, that carry children, and happen to be on sale right now from my employer. I wasn’t sure how to approach this article until a few minutes ago when I saw a friend of mine post this on Facebook: This is an actual friend [...]