Archive for the 'Bikes' Category

More Cheap Fixies

Posted on November 18th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

Commute by Bike has a review of the low, low priced $219 (shipping included) Critical Cycles fixed-gear bike. It comes in lots of bright colors, and only one brake –.. read more

The Case for Multiple Bikes

Posted on October 18th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

So I was running a little late this morning, considering I planned a pre-work trip to the SODO Home Depot. Hopped on my daily ride, and got halfway down the.. read more

Building the Fleet

Posted on September 6th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

Yes, it was a bargain, and yes, it’s great fun to ride – but there’s not much more of an explanation for this little bit of ridiculousness I picked up… read more

First Ride: Capital Bike Share

Posted on August 24th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes, Travel

On a trip last week to Washington, D.C for my brother’s wedding (congrats, Tommy and Monica – it was about time!), I decidedly to try out DC’s bike share system… read more

The Bus Rack of Shame

Posted on March 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

A polo bike onboard for the oh-so brief ride up Pike to Cal Anderson Park. Tsk.

Fixed Gear Dangers

Posted on February 10th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes, Roads

Yesterday, as I rode down Pine Street in the rain, bouncing along at 20-25 MPH, my chain slipped off the chainring. All it took was a mixture of a little.. read more

Top Speed on a Fixed Gear?

Posted on January 18th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a review at Commute by Bike on the Wahoo wireless bike computer, noting that tracking by GPS was less-than-useful for speed stats. Why?.. read more

Damn You, Urban Velo!

Posted on January 6th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

Just when I had a clean streak going of not thinking I needed another bike, Urban Velo had to go and run this list of Single speed commuter bikes for.. read more

Fixed Gear Braking

Posted on September 23rd, 2011 · Posted in Bikes

Comments in response to my earlier post about the dangers of fixed-gear fashion got me thinking that there may be an even bigger blind spot than I had thought when.. read more

Brain Donors

Posted on May 6th, 2011 · Posted in Bikes, Dumbness

My experiment with riding fixed gear has made me more attuned to other fixed gear riders. I don’t usually see too many, but yesterday I had 3 separate sightings as.. read more