Tag Archives: electric bicycle

Bartali documented. Keener electrified. And, tourism takes a community

Bob Fisch: “The point is that no matter what type of bicycle you ride or how far you ride or how slowly you ride or how infrequently you ride, you are a real bicycle rider deserving the same respect as anyone else pedaling.” Continue reading

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Big wheel, modest income. And bicycling in Oregon adds up

When I worked in retail in the early 1980s, I liked Quality Bicycle Products because they had what my customers wanted, and its catalog was a pleasure to use. Today, Quality is more than a wholesale supplier to bicycle shops: … Continue reading

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Inspect, don’t ride Bike Friday tikit. Also, Specialized recalls bikes, Joe Cargo folds (in a good way)

Let’s start with the good news. Bicycles are good for the economy. (Fast Company) People who ride bicycles can save billions of dollars a year, too. (Forbes) Bike Friday says don’t ride your 16-inch tikit folding bicycle. The company continues … Continue reading

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Quick trip: Trek Transport+

Update 9/2/15: Trek no longer produces an electric cargo bike, but its new standard-wheelbase electric bikes are interesting, with a motor in the vicinity of the bottom bracket–a Shimano STePs mid-motor–and downtube-mounted battery. One advantage: a lower center of gravity. The Trek … Continue reading

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The unfolding story: Brompton racing comes to Minneapolis

You don’t have to travel to Britain to race Brompton folding bicycles. Instead, head for Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Brompton U.S. Championship on June 10, 2012. Remember the dress code: jacket, collared shirt, tie and no visible Lycra. Oh, and yes: First-place … Continue reading

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Skip Orlando. Sing the commute electric. Infracult?

If you liked the game Frogger and you’re a pedestrian, you’ll love Orlando. Thoughts on a Transportation for America survey. (New York Times) “Electric bicycling, conventional bicycling and walking each have about the same [environmental] impact when considering commuting to … Continue reading

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