Category Archives: Advanced Commuter Tips

Urban Commuter Expo: Nice Pannier!

We met a nice fella at the expo that showed us his nice home made panniers. It’s a wonderful idea that doesn’t cost more than a bucket of detergent. He…

Just Ask Jack — High-Speed Roads?

Shante sent in the following question: “How do you share the road when the speed limit is 55 mph, there is a low shoulder and cars are going about 70…

From Single to Nine

A lot of us like to ‘simplify’ our drivetrains by either converting a multi-speed bike to a single speed/fixie or by building them from a bare frame. I built this…

I Need Your Advice on Going Car-Free!

Well, I’m really thinking hard about selling my vehicle and going unofficially car-free, but I need some advice… I don’t drive my vehicle much at all, and the money I…

Just Ask Jack — Skewers or Bolts?

Brian from Calgary sent in the following question: “My current commuter bike has bolt-on wheels, and I’ve never had a wheel stolen, but I’ll need to replace it soon and…