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Goodbye, N + 1

N + 1 is the formula to calculate the number of bicycles one should own. Have one bicycle? The right number to own is two. Have 15 bicycles? The right number is 16. There are at least three reasons why … 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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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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Test riding Brompton bicycles in Oak Park, Illinois

I remember first seeing an early Brompton in action during the 1980s at the CABDA Midwest Bicycle Show. A man stood in an aisle with the little bicycle all day, folding and unfolding, and talking with anyone who would talk with him. I was impressed–and absolutely certain that high-quality folding bicycles would soon be found in every shop. Instead, I spent the rest of the decade selling mountain bikes. Continue reading

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Word on the street: Per Ellingson

For this Bike Peoria advocate, transportation diversity means car travel is an option, not a necessity. Continue reading

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Where bicycle wheels meet the sea

Given a sufficient budget, I’d go way overboard trying to reduce the weight of a folding bicycle. Continue reading

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