Summer crossings

It’s that time of the year, when Bike Fridays criss-cross the United States — sometimes right past each other! This from David Omick: My partner Pearl and I live near Corvallis and came down to the factory last summer where you helped us with her order for a NWT.  She got the bike for a cross […]

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The perfect solution

Everyone has a story. That has been the primary lure of journalism for me over the years. The story. It’s also one of reasons it’s fun to come to Bike Friday each morning. This is an eclectic bunch. Not too long after I arrived, Co-Founder Alan Scholz made a point to have me search out […]

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World’s largest recreational ride

When the world’s largest recreational bicycle ride, Vätternrundan in Sweden, finished at midnight June 18th with its highest number of participants, Great Britain’s Patrick Stevens aboard his Pocket Llama was among the 18,272 cyclists who completed the full 300 km course. Vätternrundan, held for the 46th consecutive year, starts and finishes in Motala at the […]

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A New Fixation, Part III

[NOTE: The ongoing saga of Raz and the fixed gear tikit continue.] By Raz Back at the office, my goal is clear. Time to corner Walter. He’s the fixie dude. He’ll fill me in. What, I ask, is the essence of the fixie? Walter drops the basics on me. Stuff I’ve heard before. Low or […]

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A New Fixation, Part II

[NOTE: When we last left Raz, he had spent his first 20 minutes riding a fixed gear tikit around the neighborhood, and decided to take it home for the night.] By Raz In the darkness of a cold Oregon night. Through the city. Onto the bike path. Over the river. Sorry Grandma, no woods. Onward […]

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Super Pro for a King

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last fall when Bike Friday faced the challenge of our tikit stem recall, Richard King appeared out of nowhere to lend his assistance. An independent engineer with experience in failure analysis and stress analysis, King came up to Eugene at his own expense, and visited Bike Friday. He reviewed our testing procedures as […]

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A New Fixation

By Raz I spent most of one summer of my youth riding a fixed gear, of sorts. It was a unicycle. Fixed gear on two wheels? Not so much. I’m not a fixie type. Oh, I took one of the U.S. Cycling Federation Project ’96 Super Bikes for a spin once, back when I spent […]

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The ultimate test

I had been bopping around town with my Pocket Llama, lovin’ life. I gravitated to the Llama because I used to ride my mountain bike all the time. Yes, I was one of those who rode my dual suspension mountain bike on the road as much as off. That’s because I call it my comfort […]

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On a lighter note

John Greenfield, an acquaintance of Lynette Chiang from Chicago, saw the new website and thought visitors might be interested in viewing his  “Bike Friday” song (an homage to the Internet hit “friday” by Rebecca Black).

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Welcome to the neighborhood

When Jeff Looker and Al Cappello decided to start selling Bike Fridays at their PortaPedal Bike Shop in Tempe, AZ, they weren’t exactly sure what they were in for. Then Jeff went on the 14th Annual Ride for the Children in April. He rode his Bike Friday, and donned a Bike Friday jersey just for […]

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