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Xtracycle Build : Getting it home

Arleigh is building, documenting and writing out her build up of a Salsa Ala Carte mountain bike with 650b wheels and a Xtracycle Free Radical Kit.  This is an on going series so stay tuned for more installments. Late this past week I took delivery of an Xtracycle Free Radical Kit at the shop.  The […]

Bike Stand with Pump

Just came across this great bike stand concept from the Netherlands on the Make site. …a bikestand with airpump(Heklucht), type Ypenburg The product has been conceived for an art project in Ypenburg (a newly build neighbourhood in the Netherlands). Eight products will be placed in front of eight houses. The goal of the project is […]

Protect your wheels, seat and bars from theft

You may already have a U-Lock, but your bike also faces the danger of having it’s components stolen while it’s locked up. You can fiddle with moving the front wheel and taking the seat with you, but that can be time consuming and annoying. There is a product on the market that allows you to […]

Commuting 101: What do you carry with you?

I realize many commuters don’t carry a flat kit or tools, but some of us do. That’s my saddle bag in this photo. At a minimum I always carry: Wrench (if I’m riding fixed or singlespeed) Pump or CO2 inflator Patch kit Tire levers I usually also carry Tube Multitool Do you carry tools on […]