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Bike Month NYC

Following along with our National Bike Month theme, here are some key events in New York City. This list was found on BikeMonthNYC.org Know Your Lanes! Fri, May 14 6:00 pm Columbus Circle Fountain, 59th St and Broadway The Bronx Borough President’s Pit Stop Fri, May 21 7:00 am Poe Cottage (Grand Concourse and Kingsbridge [...]

Bicycle Design Blog

It isn’t a secret that I am a big fan of what James is doing over at BicycleDesign.net.  He pulls the coolest fringe concepts and bikes out of the industry that most people forget about or ignore.  In the past month they have talked about a few very interesting bikes and concepts, instead of rewriting [...]

Open Forum: Internally Geared Hubs

Every time I flip through a new commuter magazine or bike catalog there are more bikes with internally geared hubs.  This is a very exciting movement forward for commuter’esque bikes, but I must ask the question Are Internally Geared Hubs Worth It? 5 years ago I built up my first Rohloff hub equipped bike for [...]

Nashbar Garment Bag Pannier Review

A wonderful reader, Phil, shot us an email last week about a garment bag review he did.  Thank you for the okay to post it on Commute By Bike! Nashbar Garment Bag Pannier I bought this garment bag pannier in October of 2008 when I decided that I wanted to commute by bike to work [...]

New Belgium Urban Assault Ride

The New Belgium Urban Assault Rides resemble Alley Cats that messengers put on, but maybe with more law abiding participants. You go between check points and do various task or obstacles across your city. In a nutshell, teams of 2 have to ride to various checkpoints around town. They can pick any route they like [...]

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Carrying Things

Our group build is wrapping up. We’ve had the project on hold during the snow, cold and winter.  After many discussions about bicycle type, exact frame set, the type of shifting, component type and to have fenders installed, we’ve determined the Long Haul Trucker with a stock build is the bike we are going with.