Meet Binnie. Courtesy: Mark. Binnie is a 1930’s Raleigh 3-speed that belongs to Mark in Charlottesville.Most English 3-speeds were built with fenders and chaincases or chainguards, and an internal gear hub that can withstand the wet English weather. They were built for transportation, and they were built to last. That’s why so many of them are still […]
While we’re on the topic of Linus, did you know they also have a chic line of bike bags? This is from their 2011 catalogue: From the 2011 Linus Catalogue. Click for big. Courtesy Linus Bikes.
Linus Roadster 8. Courtesy Linus Bikes. Linus Bikes has added this 8-speed roadster to its lineup up of simple and elegant bikes inspired by the French bicycle designs of the ’50s and ’60s (see our previous post about Linus here). Full specs from the 2011 Linus Catalogue. Click for big. Courtesy Linus Bikes
Sometimes readers about bikes that might interest us. Daniel recently emailed to let us know that “Gran Royale has added two new and refreshingly basic-looking bicycles, the Union Flyer and Cogsville, to complement the Aristocrat they introduced last year I believe.” Gran Royale is an affiliate of Eastern Bikes, the BMX brand. Gran Royale has indeed been […]
I saw one of these in my local bike shop last night, but only one. If you go to a bike shop in Canada you’ll see rows of similar bikes for sale. Most of them have an aluminum frame, triple front chain rings, 700c city tires, fenders and racks. The geometry is more hybrid than […]
Short nerd break: Today the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, providing state-of-the-art guidance for anyone who wants to create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. This is good news! Here’s why this is a big deal: Until now, the primary references for roadway […]
Civia Cycles’ Midtown urban explorer A few weeks ago I wrote about Civia Cycles’ newish cargo-bike/cycle-truck, the Halsted. What I didn’t realize at the time is that the Civia brand has gone through an overhaul of sorts, and appears ready to fulfill its promise, and my expectations. The Halsted is only one of a new […]