I've often wondered why new bikes aren't designed with reflective paint. I realize many people like matte black bikes for that stealth factor, but most of us commuters just want to be seen. There is one company, Mission Bicycle Company in San Francisco, that offers a custom bike with a reflective coating. Check out their … Continue reading Glow in the dark bikes…I likes!
We've all seen them... buckets from cat litter, bird feed, even feta cheese with a square or rectangular opening. If you're a regular purveyor of these, you've already come up with secondary uses for these buckets: storing out of season items, around the garden for schlepping rocks & weeds, as drums or seats at outdoor … Continue reading From bucket to bike trunk…
We're finally a dealer for Montague folding bikes. Never heard of them? Montague is known for full-size folding bikes, making them a good addition to our selection of folding bikes: Dahon, known for their quick fold; Xootr, beautifully designed & manufactured locally; & Origin8, well-priced bikes for around-town. The Montague bikes are rugged. Good to … Continue reading Montague folding bikes, now at PHEW!
In today's shipment, we received the first of Stromer's digital console. With no English-language manual, we've documented the basics here. Setting the Time press button to power on the console press both & buttons together at CODE prompt, set CODE from 0000 to 0001 using button to cycle thru the digits, and buttons to change selected … Continue reading Stromer digital console demystified
Recently MIT announced their new design for an electric assist bicycle wheel that has been getting a lot of press. Unlike most electric bicycles, which utilize a separate motor, battery, and controller, the Copenhagen wheel crams all three components into a sleek-looking housing in the bicycle's rear wheel. This eliminates the snaking wires and protruding … Continue reading MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel: A new direction for electric bikes?