Category Archives: commuter
Cycling in the US from a Dutch Prospective

This is kind of depressing and uncomfortable to watch – like a bad Ben Stiller movie. You just know things are going to go wrong.

Having ridden all over the world, it’s interesting for me to hear this Dutch reporter discuss the lack of “infra” in US cities. When these clips are presented in a matter-of-fact way, it’s easy to see why we’re so far behind in the US…

Nice find Jeff!

Apr 1, 2014 7 comments
Firefly: Ti Mixte
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This is actually kind of amazing. Not that Firefly was capable of making a good-looking mixte, but that someone actually paid them to do so. Check out more at the Firefly Flickr.

Mar 20, 2014 11 comments
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