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Honk if your Horn-Envious

Honk if you're Horn-Envious

If the price were right, and installation was easy and unobtrusive, I’m still not sure I’d want a horn on my bike (or anyody’s bike) that sounds like a car horn. I’m wrestling with the idea (perhaps the same way I wrestled with e-bikes just a few years ago, and came out okay with them,…

2012 Utility Cycling Year in Review

Happy New Year! Wow, I must admit, I am somewhat stunned that we are already one week into 2013. I wasn’t quite prepared for 2012 to be over yet. Anyhow, as has been the tradition here at Utility Cycling, I’m doing a “year in review” post, albeit a few days late. But as I looked…

Bill's "Carpool" & Cargo Bike Trailer Build

Is one of your New Years resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, bike more, be more “green” or even spend more time tinkering around with your new tools in the garage? …or old tools that look new because you never use them…Bill accomplished all these in 2012: I built up a semi-custom trailer off of…

My Bikey Christmas

My Bikey Christmas

I get bike-themed stuff for Christmas. No surprise. I bet you do too. This year, I opened a gift from my wife, which she thought was a small metal sculpture — a wall hanging. I noticed that there is no loop on the back to receive a hanging hook. And I also noticed something strange…

Jean-Paul's "Incroyable" BionX

Bonjour, je suis Mr. Jean Paul je viens de pass une commande pices BionX, je suis trs contant de votre site BikeTech Shop, rapide paiement avec PayPal, de France au tat Unie, merci. Cordialement, Mr. Jean Paul. Bonne ftes toute l’quipe Google translate: Jean-Paul is very happy with his BionxX purchase from Bike Tech Shop….

Recommendations on and Alternatives to Seatpost-Mounted Racks

Via CommuteByBike.com e-mail: I’m in the market for a new bike rack and I’m not finding reviews on them. Specifically seat post racks. Are there any reviews I may be missing? -Tim There don’t seem to be any seatpost rack reviews on Commute by Bike from my tenure or before. My Delta seatpost rack has…

Cycling and Kindness

Todd O’Reilly and his 13-year-old son Daegan are making a documentary about the power of kindness as they ride Adventure Cycling Association's Underground Railroad Bicycle Route from Mobile, Alabama to Toronto, Canada. They are asking for two kinds of pledges. First, is that people pledge to be more kind in a very specific way determined…