NOTE: I’m no longer cataloging any odd song that happens to mention or even be about bicycles. From here on out I’ll only be adding those that really stand out. So please send me songs only if they’re worthy of inclusion. Uninspiring folk songs that have nothing special about them […]
In Spring 2003, Max Nofziger ran for mayor of Austin, and part of his transportation platform was to replace the city’s diesel buses with ones that run on natural gas. Below is Dave Dobbs’ argument that natural gas buses may be no better than diesel buses.
How to trigger Vehicle Traffic Loop Detectors After we published our original article (below) on this subject, we received the following from an engineer who seems to know what he’s talking about: “I read your article on triggering traffic signals with a bicycle and would like to tell you a […]
These products are semi-solid rubber, with no air, so they can’t go flat. You can get either an air-free tire, which replaces the whole tube or an air-free tube, which fits inside your existing tire. These are an as-yet unproven technology, and cycling equipment master Sheldon Brown and BikePro say […]
I’ve been riding a Montague off and on since 1993. They are pretty useful for specific situations. I have the folding mountain bike model. When I ordered it from his biggest distributor in Seattle I specified the gearing I wanted (28/38/48 in front and a 13/30 cogset). I also got […]
Millions of parents take it as an article of faith that putting a bicycle helmet on their children, or themselves, will help keep them out of harm’s way.