Chrome Kadet Product Review

I have been slinging this guy around the city for a while now. Mainly on small in-city runs to and from meetings where I needed a few essentials but not a massive bag full. Here’s what I found: Continue reading “Chrome Kadet Product Review”

Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?

You might remember a while back I reviewed the Full Metal Fenders by local company – PDW, The fenders are still going strong and get used on an almost daily basis for 13months now, a bomber setup. PDW is a Portland company that designs, engineers, markets and ships bicycle accessories. The founders come from a cycling industry background having worked in bike shops and bike companies. Back in the day, they chose Portland because of the strong bicycle culture and supportive small business community. Continue reading “Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?”

Rugged security – the Ottolock Improved V2

A while back I wrote an article on the Ottolock. Ever growing in popularity – the theft deterrent product gets some upgrades and refinements for V2. The changes are subtle improvements and shows how the company is committed to improving and refining an already great solution. Continue reading “Rugged security – the Ottolock Improved V2”

Cheap Glove Tricks for Commuters

$14 – $19 from your local Fred Meyer Grocery Store. 2mm neoprene fishing gloves will keep your hands dry and warm for commutes less than an hour. They can take good downpours but are not seam taped so in heavy downpours water will get in after a short while. The manufacturer Glacier Glove has a whole line up of neoprene based gloves which are not specifically designed for cycling but could be good.

For cycling specific designs and fancier longer ride time gloves with similar materials and qualities, check out Castelli or ShowersPass

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