We at Tiny Fix love bags. Cupcake has her Seagull bag that has seen more use than any carrying device in the history of mankind. I love my Mission Workshop Rambler and Mission Workshop Monty. We love Trash Bags and Vaya Bags too.
But for me, sometimes I don’t need the fully-teched-out waterproof carry-everything-you-own-plus-a-six-pack kind of bag. Sometimes I’m just going to the bar, and it’s not raining, and I just need something to carry a wallet, phone, and lock. And maybe I’m not going for the bike kid livin’-on-the-streets chain-lube-running-through-my-veins look where a hip pouch would fit in. Sometimes I want something functional AND cute. So sue me.
So when Serbags contacted us and asked us if we wanted to review one of their canvas messenger bags, I was all in. They sent me this Army Vintage 15″ Bike Messenger Laptop Bag and I put it through the paces for a few weeks.Read More
It’s that Internet Time of Year again: #GivingTuesday, that day where presumably some Americans plagued with guilt that their annual family camping trip’s usually to a Best Buy parking lot are supposed to shore that up by giving to a charity or General Good Cause.
Okay, okay, I won’t be so cynical.
We trust our readership is better than that, and knows of and supports many rad organizations, but we would also love to get the name out of those doing exceptional work in Chicago and beyond. So dig on in to find some places doing work with youth and bicycles, the multi-dimensional local art scene, and providing mentorship opportunities for young women (among other things) that we absolutely love.Read More
Now that’s the kind of camp cooking I like to see! Check out the rest of Jeffry’s awesome photos from his 335 mile long wild wet wilderness tour.Read More
I love this photo of Flavor Cycle’s delivery couriers. Keep holding it down in Milwaukee, kids!Read More
So, last year Cupcake put together an amazing guide to #bikewinter that, if you haven’t read by now, you should follow this post with immediately.
In the meantime, though, and with ice fresh on the ground from last night’s snow-and-freeze, I wanted to put some suggestions out there for some folks who might want to power through this bizarro Disney on Ice shit that they’ve gotten themselves into, particularly if you’re new to winter riding. This post was specifically written for people I know who are riding their first winter, so it’ll likely be a refresher for experienced riders.
Disclosure: My winter bike is a 43cm 80s chromoly frame Nishiki road bike with 27” gatorskins. I don’t know its exact weight, but it isn’t a massive lugged steel frame. So, if you ride a very heavy bike, or a mountain bike, or have special winter tires—feel free to share your hot tips in the comments if you feel they differ. Or how they changed your winter riding life if you want folks to come to your side. (This stubborn girl still ain’t getting studded winter tires.)
Here we go…Read More
Nikki, farmer of root vegetables and masher of cycles, is returning to her former town of Chicago to throw this rad banger to raise funds for Cleveland’s bid for the 2016 North American Cycle Courier Championship. Meet up at Let’s Roast Cycles (1116 N Milwaukee Ave) at 5:30 to register for five dollars, race at six, and finish up at the Handlebar for dollar PBRs.
I’ve been lazy as fuck about posting lately, and I’m sorry, little babies, but I just had to tell you about this one because it’s going down on Monday December 2nd.
Secret’s out. Cleveland wants to host NACCC 2016. Let’s keep on keepin’ it in the midwest. Race to help us raise some money so we don’t lose the bid in Minneapolis. This is a MONDAY, and the race ends at Handlebar, so come out and EARN your free french fries.
Reg 5:30pm at Let’s Roast Cycles 1116 N Milwaukee Ave
finish at The Handlebar
$5 to race
RAD PRIZES FROM CLEVELAND for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, 1st female, and DFL
Joy Machines Bike Shop
Scum City Racing
Forest City Portage
More info here.