Bike Your Drive!

Sweetskinz Scorch Raffle

At the Urban Bike Commuter Expo we told people that we were giving away the Sweetskinz Scorch 26″ tires today. We had quite a bit of people that entered their names in the drawing and I’m happy to announce our winner.

drum roll please…….

The winner is…….


Congrats to Ting and we’ll be contacting you to make arrangements so you can pick up the tires.

RL’s Riding Tip

If you ride a fixie, make sure you bring a small adjustable wrench in your bag. This wrench will come in handy when you need to remove your wheels to fix a flat or to throw at a passing car. JK! Don’t throw anything at anyone…

NuVinci Hub Preview

NuVinci Hub
As RL mentioned, the awesome people from Seattle Bike Supply sent us a Nuvinci hub to test. We chose the B27-R aka the M.U.T.T as our test steed. Reason being is that the B27-R is already set up as a single speed bike and the 26″ wheel fit perfectly.

NuVinci Hub

I did run into some hurdles, first of all, my mustache bars had to go. The diameter of the ‘Cruise Controller’ was too small to fit the bars.

NuVinci Hub

The other issue that I have is that the chain tensioner will not fit due to the hub’s flange. Shouldn’t be a big deal,
I just need to install a ‘half-link’ on the chain.

NuVinci Hub

I need to finish installing the rear pulley housing, the most difficult part in my opinion, but I’m hoping to be done by the weekend and ready to hit the streets on Tuesday. We test rode the hub at Sea Otter, but this will be a better test as I ride my bike to work, and to the beach. (Can’t wait to see the faces of the snobby roadies on the river trail as I blast down on my MUTT)

Ghost Rider is a Bike Commuter!

Ghost Rider
We would like to welcome Jack Sweeney, aka, Ghost Rider as a new member of the team. Jack is a bike commuter from Tampa FL and will be giving us a perspective on what it takes to be a bike commuter from that part of the USA. You can read his commuter profile here. Again, welcome Jack!