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Bike to Work Week

Tweet Springtime has solidly established itself. It’s not going anywhere. The weather is beautiful, and if winter riding wasn’t for you, now is the time to get back in the saddle. Good news, you have some extra motivation. May is National Bike Month, and this week (May 13-17) is the official Bike to Work Week. [...]
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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 [...]
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Fixed Foot Retention: STRAPS

Tweet Last time we checked out traditional toe clips and straps as one option for foot retention. Another option, which has become very popular for fixed riding in the last few years, are velcro foot straps. The system was originally designed by the guys at Hold Fast in Brooklyn, NY. Around 2008, when fixed freestyle [...]
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Montague Overhaul VI: Brakes

Tweet I’m nearing the end of my custom Montague build. Most of the parts are in place and it’s now time to install a brake. Fixed gear bikes give you a tremendous amount of control with just your legs. You can easily regulate your speed and come to a stop without even touching a brake, [...]
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Montague Overhaul V: Track Cogs and Chains

Tweet Fixed gears have been popular as winter commuter bikes for years. Long before messenger culture brought them to the limelight in the early 2000′s, hardened winter riders chose them for their simplicity and added control in bad conditions. For the last two years, a single speed Montague Boston folding bike has been my commuter. [...]
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Montague Boston Overhaul III: Wheels!

Tweet The next step for my custom Montague folding bike is a new wheelset. With horizontal, track style dropouts, and 120mm hub spacing, the Boston is made specifically for use as a single speed. The stock version comes with a flip flop hub; a freewheel on one side, a fixed cog on the other. You can [...]
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Just Charming: A Commuter Interlude

Tweet In between all of this CX build business I end up coming upon things that work marvelously for a commuter build.  One of these is the do-it-yourself classy charmer, the wine cork fender spacer.  Fenders come in many forms, from easily removed race blades to long-term commitment full coverage models. In choosing just the [...]
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Paradise City?

Tweet We’re in the Paper! An article entitled “Biking to the Future in Boston” by Peter DeMarco appeared in the recent The Boston Globe Magazine.… …and guess who’s representing on the front?  Team Montague (denoted by the fuchsia arrow)! [Copyright belongs to The N.Y. Times Co. for The Boston Globe Magazine] The photograph is from [...]
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Getting Ready for Bike to Work Week

Tweet As we know, May is National Bike Month here in the U.S. (in Canada, with its later spring, it’s June), and the coming week (May 14-18) is Bike to Work Week, which culminates on May 18, with Bike to Work Day. Throughout the week, look for specially themed bike events, and most importantly, get [...]
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Montague Bikes at MassBike Fashion Show

Tweet Last night, MassBike, a statewide bicycle advocacy organization in Massachusetts, hosted its annual Bike Night. This year’s theme was “Beyond the Spandex” and showcased bikes, accessories, and apparel, with a focus on bikes as commuter vehicles and every day transportation. Check out these photos of Montague bikes at the MassBike Fashion Show: The evening [...]
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