Kevin Lim
Saturday's Fatbike ride with Andy Dinesh to Wheeler's Yard, TR Bikes, Hup Leong. We rode through two rounds of... Image/photo

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It's always the same problem when you lock your bike at a post, it is the time to remove lights, saddle items and tools.

This reminds me, it's time to prepare for the non snow months.

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Thorin Klosowski
Make Bike Lights Easily Removable with Sugru and Magnets


Bicycle lights are pretty expensive and leaving them on your bike when you're out and about is a pretty good way to get them stolen. If you want to make them easy to just snap on and off, Instructables has a guide showing how to use a bit of Sugru and a magnet to make your lights easily detachable.

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Walter Glenn
The Go Everywhere Bag


Reader CANDYTACO is an undergrad that likes to bike pretty much everywhere, regardless of weather. What does she carry?

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Carolanne Wright
Denmark Constructs Bicycle Superhighways For Copenhagen's Commuters

(Inhabitat) In April [2012], Denmark completed the first of what will eventually be a network of 26 bicycle “superhighways”—smooth routes exclusively for Danes who wish to commute into Copenhagen by pedal-power alone. The $47 million, publicly-funded project will provide additional safe, well-equipped paths to the over 10,000 kilometers of bike paths already in place in the country. Although Denmark already has a sizable bike commuting population—some half a million each year—the superhighway is designed to encourage individuals who live more than five kilometers outside of the city’s capital to leave their cars at home and cycle to work.

A feature in the New York Times explains that while the Danish bicycle superhighway may be a significant ‘green’ project, it is not something that grew specifically from an environmentalist movement within the government. Political parties on both the left and right note the health benefits of bicycle commuting, while socially, cycling is considered to be simply a more efficient, practical way to get from home to work or school.

Needless to say, the environmental impacts of the route are huge; the New York Times cites Danish statistics that show that “every 6 miles biked instead of driven saves 3 1/2 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.” The route itself is not only lined with cycle-friendly amenities, like angled trash cans and air pumps, it also features “green zones,” which allow bike commuters to never hit a red light while travelling at 20 Km/h—and the route is also equipped with solar-powered lamps.

And if your own carbon footprint reduction isn’t enough to make you feel good, the Danes also seem to be pretty enthusastic about the psycological benefits of regular physical exercise, or as Henrik Dam Kristensen, Denmark’s minister for transport, explained to the New York Times, “When you have been biking for 30 minutes, you have a really good feeling about yourself.. [y]ou really enjoy a glass of wine because you’ve earned it.”

Via The New York Times, Huffington Post, Treehugger

About the author:

Charley Cameron is a writer based in New Orleans. Born and raised in Northern England, she moved to the U.S. to study photography and new media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With a disdain for Mid-Western winters and a passion for sustainable development, social justice and live music, she headed south to work for an NGO dedicated to post-Katrina rebuilding. When not plugging away at a computer, she can be found exploring eccentric corners of the deep south and digging through piles of old building materials in the effort to complete an eco-friendly renovation of her home in Holy Cross, an area which hopes to become the first carbon-neutral neighborhood in America.

Follow Charley on twitter @charley_cameron

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The gentleman that posted this picture was asking from which bike it was from.

I think that the crosses are a nice touch.


Gentleman posing with his "Star" safety bicycle. This was photo was taken in Mexico City between 1860 and 1890

Courtesy of the Mexico Classical Bicycle Club
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This would look really good in the garage. :)


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