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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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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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We'll all be able to afford one of these pretty soon.

Hipster Bike Collections Begin Going on Sale

November 16, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Now that hipsters have begun moving away from fixed bear bikes in favor of 1970s era mopeds and three-wheeled cars, they’re starting to sell of their fixie collections. This is great news for us. I’ve wanted to get a fixed gear for ages but it’s impossible to pull one down…

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Bike parking lots.

New York Preparing for Bikes-in-Buildings Law to Take Hold

November 11, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

This December 11th a law signed last year that requires office buildings to let workers bring their bikes inside will take effect. Basically, if you own an office building that has at least one freight elevator, you’re required to provide a secure indoor spot where people can bring their bikes.…

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