Category Archives: Business

Buying a bicycle on your own

You know how to ride a bicycle. Why should buying it be any more difficult? You walk into a shop or browse a website intent on the tangibles: construction, components, brand, color, whether it’s a road bike or recumbent, mountain … Continue reading

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Banner Day for Advertising

According to experts, the average American is exposed to 4,000 ads per day. But let’s face it: There’s not a lot of rigor to that estimate. Some say the number is closer to 5,000. Others say 10,000. The truth? The … Continue reading

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Yuskauskas, still nice, now Peter from Brompton

I finally met Peter Yuskauskas, a tall and enthusiastic folding bike promoter, back in February 2018 at the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois. When I wrote about Peter from NYCeWheels in 2011, he worked for … Continue reading

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They shoot old bicycle stories, don’t they?

I may be a bicycling dinosaur, but I know dinosaurs with older stories than mine. Continue reading

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Loose Screws Bicycle Parts. The past has a future again

“Loose Screws is bucking the general direction for bicycles. But we won’t compromise what we do.” Continue reading

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Word on the street: Al Cappello, Portapedal Bike, Tempe, Arizona

“When I get a phone call here, it’s somebody saying, hey, I love the bike, I want to order one for my wife. In architecture it’s hey, one of you guys made a mistake in the dimensions, and it’s a $25,000 mistake. Who’s going to pay for it?” Continue reading

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Word on the street: Bill Tracy, Metro Cyclery, San Diego

“I live in the east part of San Diego County. I drive down the hill from Alpine to El Cajon and then ride the bike in from there. My commute into work is 20 miles one way, and there are a couple-three decent hills in there. For five months I was riding a two-speed Brompton.” Continue reading

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