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Babboe Big Cargo Trike

March 10, 2015

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Babboe Big Cargo Trike The Babboe Big, the number one selling cargo bike in Holland, is a top quality family bike with an intelligent design. It makes transporting young children fast, easy, fun and stress free. Babboe endeavours to sell top quality cargo bikes at a reasonable price.   Cargo…

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Planet Bike Superflash USB Rear Light Review

March 6, 2015

Posted in: Bike Blog

There comes a time in every bicycle commuters life when riding after dark becomes unavoidable. This is a very stark reality in the midst of a cold Minnesota winter, when it gets dark at about four in the afternoon. While it is understandable for folks to be nervous about being…

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Bike Buildup Showdown With Jameson

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Building My Own Bike, Was It Worth It ??? Hello, bike friends. Today I thought I would write up a review to compare the cost of  a store bought single speed bike, and a custom built single speed, with your current bike that you might be riding, or a build…

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Emily’s Kryptonite Keeper Lock Review

December 26, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Kryptonite’s Keeper lock is their least expensive option available at Varsity Bike Shop. It has a 12mm hardened steel shackle that measures about 9 inches in length, and 4 inches in width. This makes it possible to lock my bike up to any street sign or bike rack, through both…

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FELT LEBOWSKe

December 11, 2014

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 This bike could be the ultimate all weather no excuse commuter bike or a great bike to get you almost anywhere you want to get. Check out this video show and tell of the bike. Frame: Felt Electric MTB Fat Tire, Bosch-specific, double-butted 6061 aluminum, ControlTaper headtube, full internal cable…

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Blackburn Grid Front Light

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have been using the Blackburn Grid front light for a year now and I have been very impressed. It is bright enough for a city commuter light at 100 lumens but not too bright to blind our fellow bicyclists when you meet them on the path. The beam pattern…

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Chrome Saddle Bag Rolltop Pannier 20 Review

December 3, 2014

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I received a Chrome Saddle Bag Rolltop Pannier 20 about two months ago. I was in need of a new pannier and Dan let me try out the new Chrome version. I have always been intrigued by the concept of having a pannier that easily converts to a messenger bag…

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NiteRider Lumina 400 Light Review

November 22, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

Niterider Lighting systems have long been a solid standard for large area illumination for late night adventures.  Most options in the Niterider catalog are going to be geared towards off road mountain biking after dark.  The Lumina 400 is a bit of a crossover from specific trail lights into the…

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Ortlieb Back Roller Pannier Review

November 19, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

I purchased a set of Ortlieb Back Roller Panniers in 2008. I was looking for panniers that were large enough to use on tours, and waterproof. The Back Roller proved to be both. I flew out to Seattle that same year to bike along the coast to San Francisco with…

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How can we make “being a cyclist” more inclusive?

August 19, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog, News

Bicycling in the United States is at a turning point, say community bicycling advocates Suepinda Keith, Jonathan Maus, and Doug Gordon.  In March, the League of American Bicyclists hosted its largest annual event, the National Bike Summit, in Washington, D.C..  One of the main themes at the summit was how…

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