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Lab-Gear 99 : Preview

After wearing, commuting and putting the Lab-Gear clothing through their paces. What is Lab-Gear? Merino wool, custom cut and made for me. We’ll see how it held up.

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Bike Shop Girl 2.0

A warning that the site will most likely be down this coming week for a fresh design, and focus going into 2010. Thank you all for the most amazing first 3 months I could of ever asked for, look for a fresh look, feel and a lot of things happening in this network!

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Bike Shop Girl for the Holidays

A quick note that Commute By Bike & Bike Shop Girl will be running on the lean side for the next two weeks. With the holiday a few days away we are helping Santa Claus get ready for the big day, and the week after we will be finishing inventory counts at the bike shop. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Making the Bike Yours

Recently, I witnessed a customer taking a standard 2010 Cervelo P3, and making it hers.  With a little help from a co-worker this lady turned a standard (very beautiful) P3, uniquely hers.  White handlebars, white stem and red bar take really turned this dream bike into her dream bike.

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Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack Review : Long Term

Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack $79.99 Overall : 4 out of 5 stars. Pros : Durabilty, storage/pockets, replaceable inner liner. Cons : Size,  heat/sweat in the summer months. For the past few months I’ve been using a my Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack for a variety of things.  The gym, going to work with my laptop, and even in the front of the Civia Loring that I…

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fi’zi:k Vesta : Preview

For the past few years I have named the cut out or indention in the saddles for women “cooter holes.”  No, it isn’t PC but neither are all the people making saddles for women with out even having a variety of women testing them prior to selling hundreds to unknowing souls. fi’zi:k knows saddles.  They are one of the top selling road saddles for guys…

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Favorite Cycling Shorts

A follow up to my cycling short basic, here is a selection of my favorite cycling shorts and why.  Be prepared to hold your wallet, as these are on the higher end of shorts. Giordana Body Clone $150 No elastic waist band, comfortable compression all around and cut to bend with your leg.  One of the more comfortable shorts I’ve used in awhile but after…

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Batavus BUB Review : Introduction

A quick introduction was posted over at CommuteByBike.com to introduce the Batavus BUB I had teased about a couple weeks ago.  The BUB is a watered down version of most Batavus bikes.  It’s for the person wanting a true city bike but not all the bells and whistles like full chain guard and generator lights. We are fortunate enough to be one of the first…

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The Perfect Bike Fit

A benefit of my job is being able to work with many different people and customers on various types of bikes.  The shop I manage is a big player in bike fitting and making sure if you purchase a bike, or your body changes, you will be happy, safe and comfortable on that bike. This leads me to my thought for the day.  Regardless of…

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Because More Women Obey Laws, We become a Statistic

Women cyclists are far more likely to be killed by a lorry because, unlike men, they tend to obey red lights and wait at junctions in the driver’s blind spot, according to a study. The report by Transport for London’s road safety unit was completed last July but has been kept secret. It suggests that some cyclists who break the law by jumping red lights…

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