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Commuter Panniers

Number of Views : 2197I have been biking into work for a while with a backpack. When I purchased my Raleigh commuter I also got a rack for the back. I had fully intended to get some panniers right away and see how they worked. It took me until July …

Looking for a commuter bike

Number of Views : 12128I’ve been eyeing up different commuter bike options.  I have to say that there are a lot of options.   I think my criteria narrowed down to an upright position like a mountain bike but some features of a road bike.  Similar to a hybrid.  There are …

String Bike

Number of Views : 7123I am looking at gathering up enough cash to replace my commuter bike this spring.  While I am a bit price sensitive, after reading this Wired article I think I could be convinced to spend some cash for this bike.   ARTICLE: www.wired.com/reviews/2012/02/stringbike/ The string bike is …

Indoor Cycling–Bar Racing

Number of Views : 4881I saw this article from a group that I am a member of.  What a great idea.  Some old roller equipment and a low-tech speedometer.   What a great event to go to, I would love to watch this in a local GR environment. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/nyregion/cyclists-race-in-bars-going-nowhere-fast-spokes.html?_r=3 Here is …

Great looking bikes

Number of Views : 3387 I’ve been looking at upgrading the old commuter and in the process of looking at some custom bikes ran across this site. http://www.cycleexif.com/ What a wonderful collection of some of the best looking bikes available.  The site is maintained by Adam Leddin.  Keep up the …

New Bike and Driving privileges

Number of Views : 4124After my bike breaking and having to fix the crank.  I had a chance to test drive a few new rides at my local bike shop.  (www.freewheelerbikeshop.com).  I probably should not have done that.  Now I am ready to make a change.  I realize that the …

Where is your bike made?

Number of Views : 3774This past summer I got a new road bike.  I chose a Fuji because of the price and the great ride.  I test rode quite a few bikes and this one just felt right.    After riding for a while and talking with many people I realized that …

Broken Bike – Home Fix

Number of Views : 3626Last week I finished riding home from work and noticed a bit of play in my pedal and crank.  When I took a closer look the pedal was not straight in the crank.   After a bit of work, I was able to get the pedal …

Listening to music while biking

Number of Views : 5119  I’ve been commuting to work on my bike for a bit now.   I have about 7 miles to travel each direction on some busy roads.   During the commute I listen to music via my Motorola s10 headphones.      These allow me to keep my …

Bike Commuting Tools

Number of Views : 3473I had a few setbacks on  commuting this week.  Over the weekend I let someone borrow my bike for a race here in GR.  During the race the chain broke.   Thankfully we were able to get them another bike in about 15 min.  I felt …

Bike Commuting to Work

Number of Views : 4448I have started biking into work again.  It has been enjoyable and an interesting adventure.   This time around I’m using my commuter, a converted mountain bike (Schwinn S9five6 – Purchased in 1995).    This is one of my favorite bikes, I’ve had a great amount …