Category Archives: commuter
URBANIST Cycling Chamois Panties

I really admire people who see a problem and address it with creativity and style. That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the URBANIST cycling chamois panties a few weeks ago. While wearing a sweaty chamois isn’t ideal for the female (or male) anatomy – bacteria growth, saddle sores, etc, I think they’re onto something… Back this Austin, Texas-based (holler) Kickstarter here.

Sep 4, 2013 3 comments
Levi’s® Go to Work: New York City

Levi’s® is continuing their Go to Work series with NYC and Knox Robinson:

“For the third and final episode of our Commuter “Go to Work” film series, we ride in New York City with Knox Robinson. A true NYC Renaissance man, Knox’s footprints are all over the city, from editing FADER magazine (2000-2005) to co-founding and coaching Black Roses NYC. “

Sep 3, 2013 2 comments
Fyxation: Quiver Frameset Now Available
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When it really comes down to it, the way bicycles are characterized or described is a matter of a few degrees and centimeters. Finding that middle ground as far as angles, clearances and other key measurements isn’t easy. The Fyxation Quiver tries on the “jack of all trades, master of none” hat for size. Now, don’t read that as negative commentary, because you’d be surprised how similar the bikes in your own personal quiver are… Removable derailleur, cable stops and other design details make this a contender for the all-rounder market.

See more at Fyxation.

May 30, 2013 3 comments
Hufnagel Cycles for Ace Hotel Portland

This came out pretty rad. Jordan Hufnagel for the Ace in PDX:

“Jordan Hufnagel is not only our friend and one of the raddest people on the globe, he is also a top shelf bicycle crafter. Before setting off on a homemade motorcycle toward South America this summer with no possessions and no plans, he made a fleet of four beautiful bikes for Ace Hotel Portland with his bare hands.

We caught the process on film, and rode them all over to the hotel from his workshop in SE one late summer’s eve. Along the way, we met cop horses, innocent standers-by and a long-lost part of ourselves, it seems. When you’re staying with us in Portland, you can rent one for the day and roll in style. They have a nice rack on the front (not that kind!) so you can pick up loot and local goods along the way.”

Thanks for sharing Kyle!

Dec 17, 2012 13 comments
Chapman Cycles Townie
Beautiful Bicycle: Chapman Townie

One of my favorite bikes at the Philly Bike Expo was this Chapman Cycles townie. At first glance, it may look like a pretty standard parts build but when you look closely, you’ll notice a lot of vintage parts in a dark black anodized finish. Brian Chapman really took his time with this one and it shows. The custom anodized Honjo fenders did it for me but don’t overlook all the frame details!

Oct 29, 2012 12 comments
Map Porteur 650b Disk-ville City Bike
Beautiful Bicycle: Map Porteur 650b Disk-ville City Bike

Mitch from Map Cycles recently began relocating his studio from Portland to Chico, California. And if there’s one bike that solidifies his long-time stay in Portland, I feel like it’s this porteur 650b Disk-ville city bike. Seen first in my 2012 NAHBS coverage, in a raw state, a new coat of black paint, along with the French fenders, makes this baby look like something out of a prohibition-era gangster fleet. Something just says cruise… cruise and “buy me“.

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Sep 5, 2012 4 comments