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Mark Sanders folding bike

I got to try out the new Pacific Cycles Integrated Folding (IF) bike designed by Mark Sanders. This bike is something like a full sized version of the Strida folding bike. Like the Strida, it folds in half quickly, with unique uni-”forks” so the wheels lay flat against each other. James at Bicycle Design is [...]

The bikes of Urban Legends

The ladies of Momentum Magazine put on the Urban Legends Fashion and Art Show last night at Interbike. DJ Miss Dust spun her urban tunes as models rode show bikes around the runway. The readers of Commute By Bike are naturally more interested in the bikes than the models. They rode bikes like this pretty [...]

Interbike 2008: Trends

I’m at the first day of Interbike 2008 in Las Vegas with others in the Crooked Cog crew. Here are a few things I’ve seen: Attendance is incredible — the show floor is absolutely packed with a record number of booths and attendees. Everybody is offering single speed and fixed gear bikes. The companies that [...]

Trek city and commuter bikes for 2009

Commuter bikes were front and center at last weekend’s Trek World 2008 dealer show in Madison, with the singlespeed District stealing the show. This flat bar urban screamer features the Gates carbon belt drive that shaves nearly 280 grams from the weight of the bike, according to Trek. No lubrication is required for belt drives, [...]

Product Recall: SunRingl Hollow Quick-Release

Hayes Bicycle Group has received four reports of the SunRingl Hollow Quick Release Device breaking. No injuries have been reported. According to the press release: “The quick release devices can unexpectedly fail or break when locked in position on the bicycle, causing the rider to lose control, which poses a serious fall hazard. This recall [...]

Old bike stuff selling like hotcakes

First this: Obama meets with Bikes Belong board of directors and pledges funding for cycling Then this: 27″ tire sales up — those are the kinds of tires that go on old 10 speeds from the 70s. And this: are bike shops selling the bikes that new bikers want? And finally an anecdote: One of [...]