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New Electric Bike Motor Unveiled at Global Warming Summit

December 15, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Researchers at MIT have developed a new way to bring an electric-assist motor to your ride. The new Copenhagen Wheel works similarly to hybrid cars in that it stores up a charge when you hit your brakes and then later turns on the motor when you need a boost. What’s…

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Bike lane erasure.

Hipsters Arrested Trying to Repaint Bike Lane in Brooklyn

December 8, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

The NYPD arrested two men who were trying to repaint a 12-block stretch of bike lanes that runs through South Williamsburg at 4am yesterday. The bike lanes have been a major point of contention between the Hasidic population of S. Billburg and their northern hipsterati neighbors whose women ride through…

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Pearl Harbor skid contest.

Bike Messengers That Will Live in Infamy: Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Today’s the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Apparently the Japanese planned to deliver a declaration of war 30 minutes before the bombs were to rain down, but due to some slow work from the Japanese embassy in Washington, the message didn’t arrive in time. The good news is…

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Tips for winter biking

Posted in: Bike Blog

The City of Minneapolis web site has some good tips for making it through the winter on your bike safely. And, apparently a fucked up storm is going to hit the midwest this week. Bummer. Travel slowly when snow and ice are present. Riding a bike on a street can…

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A kid's bike modeled after Eddie VanHalen's guitar. I guess it could be worse. It could be a Sammy Hagar bike.

Wisconsin's Finest on display through Craigslist

December 2, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

I scoured the local Craigslist ads for great bike buys while hanging out at my parents’ house in Wisconsin over Thanksgiving. I didn’t find any $25 bikes that would be worth the hefty shipping costs to send them back to NY, but I did find some interesting bikes people are…

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All You Haters (Suck My Balls)

November 23, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

All You Haters (Suck My Balls) from nixbros on Vimeo. This comes to us from some non-hipster, non-fixters in Denver. It’s more making fun of self-righeousness than fixie riders. Well, actually, it does a pretty good job making fun of fixie riders.

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Cranksgiving 2008

Cranksgiving in NY This Saturday

November 19, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

This Saturday New York plays host to one of the largest alleycats of the year. Last Cranksgiving brought out 106 riders who hauled ass all over town to pull down a bunch of food donations. Cranksgiving is the odd marriage of messengers and Saint Mary’s soup kitchen on the Lower…

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Unlicensed Pedicab owners about to catch hell.

Pedicab Peddlers Facing Deadline for Licenses

November 17, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

New York City’s Pedicab owners have been an ignored business since their inception. The city didn’t pay any attention as long as the bike carriages didn’t get in anyone’s way. But in the last few years, business has boomed and now they estimate that more than 1000 of the trikes…

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