Category Archives: Tern Bicycles

Take-five bicycles. The wish list

Why spend thousands of dollars on one bicycle, when a piece of paper full of bikes costs you nothing? 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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Bicycles from Turbo Bob. Bridges from the 18th century

Trends moving through the non-folding world are also evident in the folding bicycle space, including disc brakes, belt drives and electric-assist motors. Continue reading

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Waiting for Jack Bauer model from Tern. And a Taco John’s turnaround

"In this case, that run down block that the city and others would like to see replaced is actually 41% more valuable than the brand new Taco John’s.” Continue reading

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The fat bike in winter. And, Stokemonkey powers cargo bikes again

The audience for fat bikes isn’t especially weight conscious or poor, given that the average machine weighs 32.7 pounds and costs $2,200. Continue reading

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LEDs simplify bicycle routing, pedal vs. paddle in Montana. And the bike came back

Only two things have kept a dumb phone by my side: extortionate service plans and a less-than-desirable user interface. Continue reading

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