Category: Other cycling

Shining some light on your next night bicycle ride

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity shown by so-called “garage inventors” when it comes to bicycles. It seems that more people than ever are using their talents to develop useful components for bicycles.

Nowhere is that more true than with bicycle lighting systems. Here are a few that I’ve stumbled across lately.

One is Revolights, …

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Bicycles drive progress in developing countries

When the Christian Science Monitor newspaper highlighted eight innovative philanthropists this past weekend, itĀ  first profiled World Bicycle Relief and its founder F.K. Day.

The executive vice president of bike component maker SRAM is cited as a prime example of the new style of humanitarian who does more than just open his wallet for a …

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A proper memorial for your revered bicycle

Wondering about a proper resting place for your two-wheeled riding partner? Consider mounting its handlebars on your wall.

There’s a rusting Fuji Dynamic 10 bicycle in my garage that is no longer road worthy and has beenĀ  replaced — several times. But I just can’t bear to part with it; we’ve been through so much …

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Can you identify these historic club logos from 19th Century Washington?

Here’s a wonderful vintage bicycling photo from Washington dating from the late 1800s that found its way to me. Can anyone identify the “T” and “CCC” symbols emblazoned on some of the jerseys worn in this photo? [See the full photo inside]

The photo’s owner is a descendant of the woman on right side of the photo.

That woman is the owner’s great grandmother, Daisy Hackshaw. He says the photo was taken in the late 1800s near Olympia. Washington wasn’t granted statehood until 1889, so he figures …

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World solo bicycle traveler to visit Issaquah

Seeking funds for conservation education in Tanzania

A bicyclist from Tanzania who is on a two-year-long solo world bike tour will be rolling into Issaquah (WA) next week.

Elvis Munis is on his way up from Portland, where he stopped as part of his quest to raise enough money to pay for college degrees in conservation studies for himself and 9 countrymen.

His ride, labelled “Chile to Kili,” describes the geographical scope of his bicycle travels. …

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Ride in peace, Roger Kramer

I’m very unhappy this morning to report the death of bicycle advocate, newspaperman and fellow bike blogger Roger Kramer of Belleville, Illinois.

The Belleville News-Democrat, where he worked for 20 years as a design editor and copy editor, reports that he died of natural causes at his home on Saturday. He was 51.

I knew …

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Nonprofits seek donations for Hurricane Sandy victims; bike news

The American Red Cross is seeking cash donations to help people suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.

The nonprofit relief agency already has opened emergency shelters in seven states where it’s making space available for persons displaced by the storms and distributing food and other necessities.

Giving cash donations allows the Red Cross to use the money to purchase whatever it needs immediately. Donations of physical goods …

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New service matches bike owners with those who want to rent

Bicycle owners who want to share one of their surplus bicycles for a fee should check out a new service.

Called, the service created by Will Dennis of Los Angeles, helps match bike owners with travelers who need a bicycle when they visit.

The peer-to-peer marketplace rolled out in San Francisco and Los Angeles …

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Museum selling vintage-bicycle collection at auction

One of the world’s largest collections of vintage bicycles and bicycling memorabilia is hitting the auction block in three installments, beginning December 1.

Hundreds of bicycles — some dating back to the 1880s and earlier — will be included in the auction of items once housed at the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum in Orchard Park, New York, since 1991.

The museum owners, Carl and Clarice Burgwardt, began collecting antique bicycles in the 1970s …

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Wrecking ball to visit another bicycle factory

The building where Eagle Bicycles were manufactured in Torrington, Connecticut, more than 100 years ago is scheduled for demolition.

When the roof of the building’s landmark tower collapsed recently, the Register-Citizen reported that historic preservation officials decided the building should be torn down before it falls down.

The company built bicycles from about 1888 to …

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