Category Archives: Tern Bicycles

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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Thinking ahead to remember the past: Edelstein, Illinois

The main business in Edelstein is like a super Pac-Man on an itsy-bitsy game board without any ghosts to keep it in check. Continue reading

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Signs that don’t help. Plus, dropping a bicycle from an airplane, and a four-ended handlebar

Steve Buchtel, executive director of Trails for Illinois, was a great speaker at the Illinois Bike Summit held in Normal, Illinois, in May. One of his hot-button issues? Inadequate bicycle facility signage. It’s not enough to put up a small … Continue reading

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Tern Bicycles recalls, Elly Blue travels, Rock Island Trail recovering (but not all at once)

Tern Bicycles is recalling “a specific batch of S- and X-level Verge and Eclipse frames manufactured between September 2011 and March 2012…Please first check your Frame Number, which is stamped underneath the bottom bracket. If your Frame Number starts with … Continue reading

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