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Q&A – Surly Big Dummy

In the mailbag this week : Phil is wondering if the Surly Big Dummy is worth the money, owners of the Big Dummy give him input? Hello there! I was just checking out your website and I wonder if maybe you ever checked out Riding The Spine .com.  Three hardy souls modified these bike somewhat [...]

How Not to Wear Spandex

My tri-modal commute to Charlotte has partially changed my perspective of commuting concerns.  One of these concerns is clothing which I’ll be deep diving in the next few articles. Business Attire and Dress Codes Since I now work back in the marketing and advertising industry, there is more of a dress code than what you [...]

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 [...]

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.

2010 NAHBS : Video Interview with Vanilla Workshop

Thanks to covering the North American Handmade Bicycle Show for Versus.com I was able to get a few really good one on one interviews with builders that may never of happened. Here is the first with Sacha White of Vanilla Workshop. Thanks to Brad from UrbanVelo.org for the use of his photo for official business.

2010 NAHBS Interview Series : Alliance Bicycles

The largest series of interviews, hosted on Commute by Bike and Bike Shop Girl, of frame and part builders, leading up to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show February 26-28, 2010.. Make sure to add us on Twitter for the latest show news. Basics: Whats your name: Erik Rolf Where are you based out of? Bozeman, [...]