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My perfect commuter bicycle

Consider the lowly beater bike. Over at Commute By Bike, Arleigh has started the Build Your Perfect Commuter Bike project. Various people have weighed in about frame style, frame material, brakes, gearing, chaincases, fenders, integrated lightning and so on. Ghost Rider comments that if you ask 100 people for their opinion on the perfect bike, read more »

Remove stink from your bicycle jersey

Like I do every year as summer ends, I’ve been mulling the question of stinky bicycle jerseys. How do you remove the stink? Why do my jerseys and shirts come out of the wash smelling clean, but then after I start wearing it the funk is quickly reactivated? Bike Commuters recently addressed this question and read more »

Bicycle blog link dump

Bicycle news from around the world of bicycle blogs. First of all, I owe Jamie a link because he posted a bike haiku. Bike Snob’s guide to falling down on your bike commute in snow and ice. Theft proof bicycle ideas. Some intelligent discussion about this is at Bicycle Design. Light and Motion wins the read more »

Fortified theft-resistant lights

If you lock your bike outside with a typical quick-release bike light, you risk losing your light to theft. Way back in 2012, Slava Menn successfully funded his Gotham theft-resistant bike lights after a buddy lost his lights to theft. Since then, Menn started Fortified Bicycle Company to market theft-proof lights and other components to read more »

Bay Area Bike Share to launch August 29

I just received a press release from Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) that the San Francisco Bay Area Bikeshare will launch on Thursday, August 29 2013. I’ve pasted the text of the release below. It mentions only the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose because those are the cities covered by read more »

Human Transit

A year ago last spring I attended Transportation Camp in San Francisco. This was a gathering of transportation wonks and users who came together to come up with new ideas and solutions to improve transportation. I mostly participated in the public transportation discussions, where the professionals and the schmucks like me mostly talked past each read more »