A New York City citibike. Credit: For me, the biggest surprise of the last 6 years was the way that bikeshare took off in the Washington, D.C. region and how it has spread to New York City and other cities in North America. Bikeshare is the ultimate in Bikes For The Rest Of Us.Here’s […]

Handsome Devil

Complete Handsome Devil build. Credit: The guys who started Handsome Cycles were inspired byGrant Petersen, who runs Rivendell and who worked for Bridgestone USA from the mid-80’s to early ’90s.  In particular, the Handsome guys were inspired by Petersen’s 1993 Bridgestone XO-1, which they now offer a replica of called the Handsome XOXO.    […]

Surly LHT

Surly’s Disc Trucker. Credit: If you had to classify it in the wild, you would call Surly’s Long Haul Trucker a touring bike. It is, in fact, one of the most versatile bikes on the market today and easily makes our Pick Six list.As David wrote in 2010, the LHT is “a good jack-of-all-trades […]


Today marks the 6th birthday of Bikes For The Rest Of Us. During those six years, we’ve posted aboutbikes that are useful and meet certain loose criteria set out in the first post on February 1, 2008. Since that time, I’ve often beencontacted by people seeking recommendations. My response is always to ask them questions: What […]