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Ice Crawling

December 9, 2013 – 7:30 am | Comments Off

What do bike nerds do when Icepocalypse 2013 hits? Rent a crazy cool bike, that’s what!

Velo Orange Porteur Double Kickstand

August 9, 2012 – 11:14 am | 9 Comments

For years I either suffered through not having a kickstand at all or I relied one that was never very reliable.  The typical kickstand set-up shifts the balancing weight of the bike away from the …

Review – Paris Packs by Eliot Landrum

July 14, 2012 – 12:03 pm | 2 Comments

For utilitarian cycling, a good pair of panniers are essential gear for a great ride. Unfortunately, there are a lot of lousy panniers out there. My first set broke down within a few days. A …

Review – Solo Classique Cycling Jersey

May 10, 2012 – 8:00 am | Comments Off

I recently got my hands on a Solo cycle jersey for review.  Solo Cycle Clothing (“race-bred cyclewear) is based in New Zealand and only entered the USA market recently.  I don’t typically get excited about …

What ten dollars will get you

January 9, 2012 – 10:00 am | 7 Comments

So one night not long ago I’m riding in a part of east Dallas which I am no longer very familiar.  While I recognized the names of the streets, I could not figure out what …

Crane Bike Bell, life’s simple pleasures

December 30, 2011 – 9:45 am | 6 Comments

The Dallas Chic Boutique ride began at Transit Bikes the other day and it was awfully nice of them to serve us all Mimosas while we waited in their shop for everyone to arrive.   …

The Louis Vuitton Polo Bike

December 8, 2011 – 6:30 pm | 3 Comments

Louis Vuitton  is a French fashion house originally founded back in 1854, by L Vuitton himself.  Fast forward to 2011 where the Vuitton crew collaborated with polo bike players Hannes Hengst and Grégory Barbier to …

Planet Bike

December 7, 2011 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

Planet Bike is a manufacturer of various bike bits and components. They are also an active bike advocacy group and promote more than just better bits. Their tagline is “better bicycle products for a better …

How about a Public C7 bicycle from Pottery Barn

December 6, 2011 – 10:00 am | 3 Comments

Pottery Barn is the latest furnishings, design and lifestyle retailer to include a bicycle in their offerings (catalog/internet only). This one is a seven speed Public C7. At $849 it will set you back more than the Target Missoni, but it’s much more bike…

Anthropologie Limited Edition Rickshaw

November 19, 2011 – 11:05 am | 3 Comments

Women’s clothing, accessories and home furnishings retailer, Anthropologie, is offering a rickshaw bicycle in their latest catalog. At $2,200 I’m not sure which I’d rather own, the rickshaw or a limited edition Pashley bike.  Actually …