• Eurobike13
    Hail to the Helmet Artists – Nutcase at Eurobike

    September 1, 2014

    Hail to the Helmet Artists – Nutcase at Eurobike

    Amidst the shiny new bikes and accessories unveiled at Eurobike, Europe’s biggest bike show, Nutcase Helmets brought something a little different: live art by the three fantastic artists shown above: Todd Standish (left), Sandra Ramirez (center), and Ray Moore (right). In our wildest dreams we never imagined (ok, maybe we secretly hoped) that our Unframed…

    Posted in Commuting, Miscellaneous, Nutcase At Large, Uncategorized
  • Impossibly safe bicycle
    How to protect your bike from thieves

    August 13, 2014

    How to protect your bike from thieves

    How to protect your bike from thieves With bicycle commuting on the rise and more bikes on the road, many cities are reporting more bike thievery. Here’s how to protect your ride: Invest in a decent lock: Don’t cheap out and buy a cable lock or light-duty chain. They’re just too easy to cut through…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Bike books for beginning commuters

    August 6, 2014

    Bike books for beginning commuters

    August 6, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. photo credit: Beverley Goodwin on Flickr Bike books for beginning commuters If you’re just getting into cycling, or haven’t been on a bike since you were a kid, here’s a list of essential reading, including some books entertaining enough…

    Posted in Commuting
  • Portland bike
    Ultimate Commuter Bikes

    July 30, 2014

    Ultimate Commuter Bikes

    July 30, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Ultimate commuter bikes There’s less than a week left to vote on your pick for the ultimate urban utility bicycle, a challenge taken up by design teams in five cities: Portland, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and New York.…

    Posted in Commuting
  • Style
    Bike Commuting Style

    July 23, 2014

    Bike Commuting Style

    July 23, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Photo by Danny Lyon via the U.S. National Archives Bike commuting style Of course looks matter. The bicycle you ride tells the world a little bit about what kind of person you are. But if you are going to…

    Posted in Commuting
  • Commuter
    A Bike Commuter’s Checklist

    July 16, 2014

    A Bike Commuter’s Checklist

    July 9, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. A Bike Commuter’s Checklist The ride home from work began with a nice downhill stretch. I’ll not soon forget the time my brakes didn’t work when I hit the red light at the bottom. Then there was the…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Commute in Comfort
    With a Bike That Fits

    July 9, 2014

    Commute in Comfort
    With a Bike That Fits

     July 9, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. “The tired drudge of a clerk or book keeper, after being on his feet all day, does not relish such a prescription for his dyspepsia as a ‘long walk,’ but he can ride a wheel and enjoy it,…

    Posted in Commuting
  • bicycle law
    Bikes & the law: What you don’t know can hurt you

    July 2, 2014

    Bikes & the law: What you don’t know can hurt you

    July 2, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Bikes & the law: What you don’t know can hurt you Some of the laws that cover bicycling might surprise you. It’s worth getting to know them, especially if you are a bike commuter crossing paths with cars…

    Posted in Commuting
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    ‘Boosted’ Skateboards:
    New Commuting Tool?

    July 1, 2014

    ‘Boosted’ Skateboards:
    New Commuting Tool?

    July 1, 2014 Photo credit: old_skool_paul via flickr. ‘Boosted’ Skateboards: New Commuting Tool? Small electric motors on bikes have been a boon for bicycle commuters – Europeans are buying about 20 million e-bikes each year, while in the slower-to-grow U.S. markets it is estimated that about 90,000 e-bikes were imported in 2013. Photo credit: Amy…

    Posted in Commuting
  • Commuting Accessories
    Bike Commuting Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

    June 25, 2014

    Bike Commuting Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

    June 25, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Bike commuting accessories you didn’t know you needed The Speed Vest Photo Credit: Make Magazine “Bicyclists receive a lot of honk-based grief from car drivers who perceive them as slow and in the way,” observes Spee Vest designer…

    Posted in Commuting