Brass recumbent

Brass bikes sculptures

Calgary artist Luke Lukasewich has a couple of great bike sculptures on display and for sale. The bikes are made from recycled BMX parts and a brass bed frame. You can check them out at the AXIS Contemporary Art gallery. (more…)

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Being too visible on your bike?

Being highly visible when riding is one way to help make sure you don’t get hit by a driver. There’s “Oh, a cyclist” visible and then there’s “visible to the point of making sure everyone who sees you feels kinda sick” visible…

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Shimano Alfine snowy hub

Shimano Alfine and snow

This is my first winter season using my new commuter bike that has an internal geared hub. The Shimano Alfine 8 speed hub is doing a fantastic job — goodbye frozen/clogged up derailleurs!

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2010 Bike Shorts Film Festival

2010 Bike Shorts Film Festival

Bike Calgary is back again for their third year hosting the Bike Shorts Film Festival. Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Place: Downtown Library Theatre Time: 7 – 9:15 PM Tickets are $10.00 in advance (purchase online at or at the door for $12.50.

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How to remove a wheel with a Shimano internal hub

A few minutes ago I had to pull the rear wheel of my MEC Hold Steady bike. This was the first time I’d removed the rear wheel, which has a Shimano Nexus internal hub on it. For rear wheels with derailleurs, removing the rear wheel is a matter of seconds — pop the quick release […]

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Foggy morning ride to work

Foggy ride to work

This morning’s ride was a chilly one and the fog down in the river valley was really dense. There was no wind (for a change) so the fog just hung over the trees waiting for the cyclists to whoosh down into it, sending clouds of white swirling off the pathways.

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Hold Steady with rack

MEC Hold Steady review

Well, it’s been about three months since I bought my MEC Hold Steady so it’s time for a review. My route is a combination of pathway and roads, flats and hills, and at this time of year means riding on some roads covered in winter gravel. It also means that on my rides I’m alternatively […]

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