Tag Archive: Bike Commuters
I got an email from AJ of Pake Bikes telling me all about their new frame.
The new frame is actually called the C’Mute.
It has a versatile geometry which you can build into a
sport tourer, CX, fast commuter, geared or
Butted Tange 4130 CrMo tubeset.
Rear rack and fender eyelets
Clearance for 35c tires with fenders.
Decals: Removable w/o stripping clearcoat
Optional unicrown steel fork w/ rack and fender mounts
and low rider pannier mounts;
44mm rake, matching paint
1325mm rear hub spacing.
1-1/8″ headset size.
68mm BB shell
28.6mm front derailleur
SRP, frame with fork: $349.99
Either the parents of the kids at my daughter’s school are really dumb or these kids are simply don’t have a clue about the basics of riding a bike.
Number one basic is the use of helmets. Some kids straight out don’t wear them. Now that’s the kid’s fault but the responsibility of the parent to make sure they do. However, I also believe that the school needs to enforce it…after all it is a law.
Locking a bike seems to be optional at my daughter’s school. On any given day you’ll see nice mountain and BMX bikes not locked. If I really wanted to I could easily grab one and take it home.
Riding on the bike lane is another basic rule that kids don’t know about. I see a bunch of them riding on sidewalks and going the opposite direction.
Thinking back to when I was a kid, we had bike rodeos and usually a police officer would teach the kids the hand signals, rules of the road and the basics of bike riding. Either our government has taken money out of the schools systems which prevents teaching kids about bikes or their parents just don’t have a clue. At a certain point, as parents we can’t rely on the school systems to teach our kids about everything….heck they’re already learning about sex as part of “growth and development classes.” As parents, bike rider or not, if you are going to give your kid a bike, you need to learn about being a responsible bicyclist and you have the obligation to pass that on to your kids.
Khoa on TheBikeGeek (our sister site or brother site…however you want to look at it.) has a great tip on how to get ride of brake squeal with the use of this…
Click HERE to read all about it.
That’s right, Moe is getting older…We’re celebrating his berfday this Friday in La Mirada, Ca. at his favorite place called Marisa’s.
I even made him tribute video on MtnBikeRiders.com….check it out and see why he’s the wind beneath our wings!
There are quite a bit of bike commuters in the Los Angeles County area. The bike commuter that I have the utmost most respect for is our friend Russ Roca, he’s the Eco-Friendly Photographer that rides his bike to all his photographic assignments. The dude doesn’t own a car and he uses public transportation as much as he can. Oh and check this out, his girlfriend, Laura is a commuter too! That’s right she rides 4-5 days a week. Russ and Laura are good people, Moe and I met both of them at the Urban Commuter Expo in Pasadena.