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Archive for July, 2013

A Craptastic Bike with Useless Ornamentation and a Silver Lining

Do you notice anything interesting about this bike? Look hard. So it wasn’t all that hard, was it? I came across this image over the weekend, but it was a version with the useless rear suspension circled. I suspect that the front suspension is ornamental as well. I went looking for the original image, and […]

‘The Art of Carrying Things by Bike’ – Linked up Version

And I thought Streetfilms had a monopoly of making slick videos about urban cycling. ‘The Art of Carrying Things by Bike‘ by Laura J. Lukitsch, is a “a nice montage of some San Francisco’s iconic bike routes and destinations, including the Wiggle, Ferry Building and Market Street.” I watched this video like a birdwatcher frantically […]

The Multimodal Cat – Bike, Bus, and Light Rail in Phoenix

I normally have a dream bike commute. My eight mile early morning trip into the office is a mere 200 foot gain in elevation. When I get to work, the showers at my gym are less than a hundred paces from the secure, locked conference room where I park my bike. When I head home […]

Mike’s Orange Trailer Build

A man of few words with a fondness for orange. l like building them.  Started 15 years ago.  Not to sure what the next one will be like.  So far they carry everything I’ve put into them – up to 200 pounds so far. Well, Mike, you’ve come to the right club and here are […]

Xtracycle Local Dealers and Bike Shop Hub

Commute by Bike has had a long fascination with Xtracycle cargo bikes — those longtail wonders that make an ordinary bike into a “sports utility bike.” Way back in 2009, Arleigh (a.k.a. Bike Shop Girl) documented her build up of this utilitarian beauty:   The FreeRadical Cargo Bike Kit contains the parts you need to stretch […]

Simon’s Heavy-Duty Trailer Build

Check out Simon’s child trailer.  No, he doesn’t put children in it.  We’ll let him explain: This trailer started as a two-child trailer, but it was too large, too high and the fabric floor was just not practical for cargo hauling.  So I took it apart and built a new trailer around a sturdy plastic […]