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Road I.D for Commuters

In the Charlotte, NC area there has been a large increase of car and bike accidents..  While my rant for this topic will be held off for another topic, I started to fear for not only my safety but many hard questions came to mind. What would happen if I was in the middle of [...]

Commuting with Children

Commute By Bike isn’t only about commuting to and from your work place.  It is anytime you chose your bicycle over a car, or other form of transportation, to get from point A to point B..  You could be commuting for many different reasons..  The library, groceries and school are three top reasons that are [...]

Civia Carbon Fork Recall

We’ve conducted 3rd party testing and have concluded that the problem we’re seeing is the fork was designe. to b. stiff so that under braking, the legs would not wander around creating a noodly fork feel.  An unanticipated by-product of this le. stiffness is that the fork legs aren’t moving at all during regular braking and in turn, [...]

Repair Tips : Long Term Maintenance

RJ, from the blog An Adventure Called Bicycling, rides bikes in every fashion: touring, commuting, road racing, mountain biking, folding, hauling and more. Currently, she is working at Gregg’s Cycles, consistently rated the top bike shop in Washington state. You might know how to clean and lube your chain, but do you know when to [...]

2009 Top Commuting Products : Lights

It seems weekly I’m modifying one bike or another, trying out the newest or greatest product.  Most of the time it is on my own dime, working in a bike shop I get to see all the cool things, and crave all the cool things too.  Here are some of my favorite things I’ve tried [...]

This Week in Commuting News

My goal in these weekly round ups are not only to highlight what was talked about here, on Commute By Bike, but across the newswire, blogosphere and maybe even in my shop.  As long as it is about commuting, it may find its way here. Bike Centric notifies us that the Bicycle Film Festival is [...]