Folding Bikes Blog

Tag Archives: bike commute

Watch Out for the Unexpected: Bike Safety

Tweet The general tips for bike safety are well known among bike commuters, but there are often dangerous scenarios that arise even when you follow the rules of the road.  Unfortunately, some drivers don’t know the laws regarding bikes, they do unexpected things, or simply don’t see you. It’s important to be aware of these [...]
Posted in Commute, Tutorial | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Levi’s Commuter Jeans Review

Tweet Last year, Levi’s premiered a line of clothing specially designed for the casual cyclist. When the majority of us swing a leg over our bicycle, we don’t don the Lycra first, so it’s important to have clothing that’s functional and practical both on and off the bike. Levi’s introduced a commuter parka, and a [...]
Posted in accessories, Commute, Lifestyle | Also tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Are you a bike-riding dog lover?

Tweet Riding a bike and bringing my dog along to enjoy the experience is one of my favorite activities. If you’re a dog owner, you know it’s important that your dog (and you) get regular exercise, and if you’re a cyclist, what better way to accomplish this for the both of you. It’s important to [...]
Posted in accessories, Lifestyle, Recreation | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Knog Blinder 4 Review

Tweet I recently picked up a new front light which I’ve been using on my Montague Boston folding bike, the Knog Blinder 4. Knog really blew up a few years ago when they introduced their Knog Frog light, a small single L.E.D. soft body light, that could stretch to attach just about anywhere. Since then, [...]
Posted in accessories, Commute | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Montague Quick Release Fender Installation

Tweet Two of our folding bike models, the Navigator and the Boston 8, feature quick release fenders on the front and rear. Fenders are an absolute necessity if you’re riding in foul weather, but even a wet road after the rain can leave you with soggy shoes and pants if you don’t have the proper protection. Our [...]
Posted in Commute, Maintenance | Also tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Montague Boston Overhaul II: Headset

Tweet If you’re anything like me, working on your bike is half the fun of owning it. Sure, you can have a bike shop do maintenance for you, and if it’s a big job requiring specialty tools, this might be a good idea. For me, I want to know every part of my bike inside [...]
Posted in Commute, Maintenance | Also tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Going Clipless III: Stylish Shoes

Tweet We’ve talked about getting started with clipless pedals, we’ve talked about different pedal options, now it’s time to look at shoes. I’ve been riding with Sidi mountain bike shoes, and I’m quite happy with them thus far. They have a very stiff sole (ideal for power transfer to the pedal), a ratcheting system to [...]
Posted in accessories, Commute, Lifestyle | Also tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Going Clipless II: Platform/Clipless Combo

Tweet Last week I shared my experience with switching to clipless pedals. I’m still thoroughly enjoying that extra connection to the bike, the added control and efficiency. If you recall, I had chosen a pedal, the Crank Brothers Egg Beater, which uses a very minimal design. There’s really no pedal body, no platform for your [...]
Posted in accessories, Commute | Also tagged , , | 2 Comments

The Essentials – Tools to Ride With

Tweet If you’re a regular bike commuter, you know that bikes need maintenance, adjustments, and from time to time, parts just break. There’s nothing worse than being stuck far from home without a patch kit, extra tube, or the proper tool to tighten that loose stem bolt. I always ride with my messenger bag and [...]
Posted in accessories, Commute, Maintenance | Also tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Going Clipless

Tweet I recently took the plunge into the world of clipless pedals, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’ve been a long time cyclist but even for long distance rides, I had stuck to toe clips and straps. I’m strapped in right? That should be enough, right? I never thought the benefits [...]
Posted in accessories, Commute | Also tagged , , , | 2 Comments