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The Perfect Commuter Bike : The Targeted Audience (Me)

As many people have stated in the Introduction to this series, if you were to ask 100 people what their perfect commuter bike is or would be, then you would have 100 different bikes.  The purpose of this build is to get you, the commuter, to ask yourself different questions about the bike, its uses […]

A Group Build of Building Your Perfect Commuter Bike

Over the next couple weeks you the readers and I will be walking each other through the process of building up a commuter bicycle.  This isn’t only going to be a how to, but also going to go through the questions you need to ask yourself as you are building or picking out a bike […]

El Duke Degreaser Review : Intro

El Duke is a soy based degreaser that has a pleasant smell and easy to handle for the skin. For the past 5 years I’ve used two different degreasers to clean up my commuter bikes.  Oranj Peelz from Pedro’s and diluted Simple Green.  As a commuter my bikes get pretty gummed up, frames have the […]

Minnehaha Medium Canvas Saddle Bag

Minnehaha Canvas Saddle Bag Size : Medium Price : $69.99 Details : Max. Dimensions: 9″L x 9″H x 11″W – 650 cubic inches / 10L Thick hardwood dowel inside supports heavy loads Main panel of bag is a durable sandwich of 1 1/2 layers of 18oz. canvas, thin padding, and an off-white canvas liner for […]

Lock Your Bike Up

Lock your whole bike, not just the rim and tire! Megan posted this photo on her Flickr site and boy did it catch me off guard.  Having seen many wheels or frames left rotting due to mis-lock use I’ve never seen spokes cut out of a wheel to get the bike. Here are some great […]

Xtracycle Build : 10 Step Build Process

This has been a long time coming but a few snafu’s in the second week of riding the bike caused the Xtracycle to get “hung up” until I could have someone fabricate a metal bridge for me.  Without further excuses : Step One : Remove your rear wheel, derailleur, chain and brakes from the bike.  […]