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    Nutcase Unframed

    July 7, 2014

    Nutcase Unframed

     July 7, 2014 Nutcase Unframed is our effort to take fresh and exciting artwork right off the helmet and out into the wider world. We’ve been working with three very talented artists from around the globe to design special edition helmets: Sandra Ramirez from Colombia, Ray Moore, based in Germany, and Todd Standish from USA.…

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    Why Bicycles Are As American As Apple Pie

    July 3, 2014

    Why Bicycles Are As American As Apple Pie

    July 3, 2014 Why Bicycles Are As American As Apple Pie Looking way back, the invention of the bicycle had a melting pot of influences: German Karl von Drais came up with the draisine or hobby horse, which was a quintessential push bike; Frenchman Pierre Lallement gave us the velocipede with its iron wheels and…

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    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…

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    Amerivespa 2014 in Review

    July 2, 2014

    Amerivespa 2014 in Review

    Amerivespa is an annual scooter rally that takes place in cities across the United States.  The 2014 event occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) and two members of the Nutcase team, Shari and Meghan, headed on down to the Big Easy to unveil the new Nutcase Helmets Moto line.  Hundreds of scooter enthusiasts scooted their…

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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
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    Vespa Portland – July 2014
    Dealer of the Month

    July 1, 2014

    Vespa Portland – July 2014
    Dealer of the Month

    All their lives, Paul and Maggy have been passionate about what they were doing: Enjoying life while helping other people enjoy theirs.  They met in the adventure travel business, as the company Paul worked for in California sent hikers to the company Maggy worked for in Peru. Paul spent 20 years in the travel business…

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    Bike Fun Friday How-Tos

    June 27, 2014

    Bike Fun Friday How-Tos

    June 27, 2014 Bike Fun Friday How-Tos Want to change your bicycle chain at home?  Mount an iPhone to your handlebars?  Figure out how to bike with you pup?  Snapguide, a community of makers who like to share their how-tos, threw a contest to see who amongst them could create the best instructional guide. And…

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    City Helmet Series #2:
    New York City

    June 26, 2014

    City Helmet Series #2:
    New York City

    June 26, 2014 City Helmet Series #2 The helmet, with its slightly irregular spherical shape, is a challenging medium for artwork. That’s what makes it fun for artists from five cities – New York, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle – to try out their unique artistry in creating one-on-a-kind helmets for the Oregon Manifest…

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    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…

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    Helmet Fitting Help

    June 24, 2014

    Helmet Fitting Help

    June 24, 2014 Helmet Fitting Help The first and foremost way to get a Nutcase helmet to help better protect your brain is by wearing it. While this seems ludicrously obvious, there’s a force in the Universe that is even more insidious and evil than the Star Wars ‘dark side’ – and it’s called inertia.…

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