Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars

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A few Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike itrecently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To accomplish this, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe. (via DesignboomMy Modern Met)

2014 KONA UTE’s are on SALE!!

Starting today Kona Ute’s will be marked down 15%!!!  We currently have three left in stock. Two 20inch and one 18inch.  Stop by and try one out.   Pictured below is a configuration we set up for a customer and her two children.  Stoker handlebar setup with matching footrest.  Behind that is a t-bar for child #2.  Fun stuf!!!!KonaUTEcollageWEBute

2015 KONA Minutes are here!!!!!

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Designed for speedy people who like to do things via the engine inside, the MinUte comes loaded with functional features, like full fenders with long tails to keep your feet dry, a sturdy, integrated rear rack with two smartly designed water resistant panniers, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes for heavy loads. The perfect bike for those looking for a mid-tailed option to the long-tailed bikes currently on the market.  Fully stocked with 18 inches and 20 inches.  Come by and try one out!!!!

Kona Major Jake Sale!!!!

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The Major Jake is packed with value from the top down, ground up, front to back and side to side. We took the same redesigned full carbon CX Race monocoque disc-brake frame and fork we use on the Super Jake to get the ball rolling. We increased chainstay size to maintain stiffness during out-of-the-saddle efforts and decreased the size of the seatstays to preserve our famous ride quality. Add a Stan’s NoTubes Iron Cross tubeless wheelset, Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, TRP Spyre dual-pull mechanical brakes and you’ve got the deal of the season. With hidden fender eyelets and two bottle mounts for those winter-spring wet training rides, the Major Jake represents the pinnacle of value in the ’cross world.

Only available in a 56cm.  Priced at $3,599 and Everybody Bikes will pay your sales tax!!!! That’s right, we’ll feed the government $315 so you don’t have to.  Stop by for a test ride.

Kona Honky Tonk

honky_tonkThrough snow, sun, long distances, dark hours and early mornings, we’ve been building the Honky Tonk to ride through it all. The result is a well-thought-out Reynolds 520 Butted Cromoly road frame that’s light and smooth, with components and features specific to cycling rain or shine, like long-reach calipers for excellent big-tire and fender clearance (you can run up to a 32c tire without fenders, 28c with fenders). New for 2014, we’ve increased the gear range to 11-30/50-34 to handle those challenging climbs.  Price: $1099, most sizes available.

 

Fuji Touring

2014_FUJI_Touring_SIDEThe Fuji Touring has the versatility to be a fully loaded traveler within city limits and beyond.  Throw some 23c tires on and you’ve got yourself a full on road machine.  Bikes typically handle differently when weighted with gear and needs to be designed for these stressors, which manifest themselves most when braking on long descents.  With custom-tapered cro-moly steel tubing, 36-hole rims, bar-end shifting, and a Deore triple crankset, the Fuji Touring is equipped to get things done.  At $889, this bike is bursting with value.  Stop by and take one for a cruise; most sizes are available.

 

SE Soda Pop 24″

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The Soda Pop 24 is a single speed built on 24″ wheels. It has the same styling as its 700c wheel big brothers but is built for smaller, younger riders. This bike comes with a freewheel and front & rear hand brakes. It’s a fun little cruiser for $299. We’ve even got it a 20″ version in a baby blue for $260. Stop by the shop to check them out.

SpeakEasy’s “Nothing to Lose” Competition.

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Everybody Bikes has contributed some fun prizes for the “Nothing to Lose” bike competition. Hosted by Speakeasy Brewery on November 16th, 2013 from 1-6. If you got nothing to do and what to check out some interesting bikes, I highly suggest you attend. Cheap quality beer and bicycles! Further information can be found here.

Bicycle powered elevator up to a treehouse

There is this video you might enjoy if the words bicycle powered treehouse mean anything to you.

Jandd Rack Bungie

jand bungieHere at Everybody Bikes we love carrying stuff on bike racks. From book bags to pizza boxes to fully loaded panniers; if it fits we’ll haul it. These days racks come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Whether it’s a precision welded Nitto imported from Japan or a humble, yet practical Eco rack; they both rely on one crucial component, the bungie cord. Have you ever had a strap fail then get tangled within the wheel? It sucks!!!! The reason why this happens is because the hook is not securely fastened to the elastic. Jandd has truly addressed this issue resulting in a simple and effective design. Their flat braided elastic has been thoroughly stitched around an aluminum hook, which helps with load control.