Category: Safety Equipment

“The Congress recognizes that bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation…”

The Congress recognizes that bicycles are the most efficient means of transportation, represent a viable commuting alternative to many people, offer mobility at speeds as fast as that of cars in urban areas, provide health benefits through daily exercise, reduce noise and air pollution, are relatively inexpensive, and deserve consideration in a comprehensive national energy plan. Yes, that’s right, our nation’s […]

The sad shape of the occasional cyclist’s bicycle

Having attended a small kids focused community bicycle event earlier today, I must express my disbelief at the sad shape of most of the bicycles at the event. The environment takes a heavy toll on disused bicycles. UV and heat degrade all the rubber, plastic and paint. As they’re haphazardly moved from place to place […]

Cygolite Hotshot 2 watt rechargeable rear bicycle light

It’s not often I talk about specific products in a review style manner. This one however, deserves some attention. We got Cygolite’s Hotshot rechargeable rear light in the shop and it’s fantastic. First of all, rechargeable. I’ve been rocking rechargeable front lights for 5+ years now. No more batteries! Second, standard Mini USB type B […]

Friday January 6th, 2012 in Commuting, Equipment, Safety Equipment | No Comments »

POC Trabec Helmet Review

Received my POC Trabec helmet the other day. Fits as comfortable as I recall it fitting at Interbike. Had a short ride with it in 100 degree heat and I’m quite happy with it. A friend had mentioned it doesn’t look like it’s very well vented, but I find it to be vented adequately. As […]

Friday June 24th, 2011 in Bike Safety, Safety Equipment | 2 Comments »

POC Trabec helmet, stuck seatposts, etc

Talked with the shop’s POC rep a few days ago. Apparently the new POC helmet models, including the Trabec, will not hit American soil until April 1. Bummer. I have come across several discussions of stuck seatposts lately, and I wanted to share this almost surefire way of removing a stuck seatpost without having to […]

Tuesday March 8th, 2011 in Bike Repair, Safety Equipment | No Comments »

Waiting for the POC Trabec helmet

The one problem with Interbike is seeing next year’s generally not yet available products. The product I’m waiting for is the 2011 POC Trabec helmet, which isn’t available until Mid February. I’ve never spent more than $30 for a helmet based on the fact that a $30 helmet and a $200 helmet both meet the […]

Monday December 27th, 2010 in Interbike, Safety Equipment | No Comments »