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Does this look like me?

Carl in Longmont, Colorado says this looks like me. This illustration is from the “winter” collection by artist Yuzuriha Satoshi in Tokyo, Japan. This illustration entitled “Koshu Kaido / Inume” shows a stop along the old “Koshu Highway.” Satoshi-san is probably a randonneur. Many of his prints illustrate what a long distance cyclist may see read more »

Targeted stop sign enforcement for cyclists?

I’m reading the minutes for the Santa Cruz County, California Community Traffic Safety Coalition (CTSC) and see the comment from the person who represents pedestrian advocacy in Santa Cruz regarding cyclists who roll stop signs. People on bikes should follow the rules of the road, but are scofflaw cyclists enough of a problem to warrant read more »

Part-time bike lanes, Homestead Road, Sunnyvale CA

The part-time bike lanes on Homestead Road through part of Sunnyvale, CA are up for discussion at the November 17, 2015 city council meeting.

Uglify your bike: Does it work?

To make your bike less likely a target for bike thieves, you’re told to sloppily rattle can and sticker your frame. I knew a guy who completely wrapped his frame in duct tape, which very effectively uglified it. I’ve long been skeptical of the usual advice to “uglify” your bike to make it less appealing read more »

What happens if U.S. Customs finds plastic explosives in your bike helmet?

I’ve wondered about the economics of online cheap bike sales. At bicycle trade shows I often run into very enthusiastic young people who borrowed $20,000 from the parents to become an Internet sales entrepreneur. They go to Alibaba.com and buy a container load of these bikes for about $50 each from a company like Hangzhou read more »

Which frame / compact pump?

Question for you all: my current pump was bought two bikes ago and doesn’t fit my current bike. It’s Topeak’s rock solid clone of the classic Zefal HPX frame pump. These days, it’s strapped to the downtube but looks horrible and is inconvenient to unstrap for use. I’m frankly done with CO2 cartridges. I haven’t read more »