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Gadgets Round Up

With road conditions like this:

(Photo by: @eveostay ) The only gadgets you might be thinking about is something that will make glasses not fog up while wearing a face mask.

Road.cc just put out a list of innovative cycling gadgets that caught their eye way back in 2014. Here is a […]

Bike Shop Rides And Clubs In 2015

There’s been a long tradition of bike shops hosting group events, training rides and sponsoring teams here in NYC.

Here are a couple of announcements for the new year:

Red Beard Bikes based out of DUMBO has a group ride every Sunday.

From their site:

SHOP RIDES: Redbeard Bikes River Road Ride *Note […]

Cleaning House-Road Bike For Sale

New Year’s is about goal setting and one of mine is to downsize a bit. This may benefit your goals if one of them to ride more in 2015.

I’m selling a classic 90’s aluminum road bike with a cool paint job.

Here is a description from a recent craigslist post:

“Treat yourself […]

Pensa and Horse Cycles-Merge

Finally, a merger I can get behind. Innovative design firm Pensa, who are responsible for those handy mobile charging stations you’ve probably seen around the city,have teamed up with local bike building sensation Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles.

They have created a prototype bicycle with the New Yorker commuter in mind, with really […]

Products For Cyclists-New Yorker Approved

Here are some cycling products that have been recently profiled in NYC specific publications.

New York Magazine was on a quest to find the perfect on-the-go bike pump:

An On-the-Go Bike Pump for Peace of Mind By: Emma Whitford (appears in the July 28th, 2014 issue)

The goal: Find an on-the-go bike […]

A Squid Makes A Hawk Speaker By A BoomBot

If you haven’t already heard, Boombotix makes ultra light and LOUD portable speakers. There also connect through bluetooth as well as a mini cable (they can be daisy chained together) and can play while being plugged in while charging.

July 29th, their latest model the Boombotix Rex is being released in limited supply honor one of our own: Bike Courier extriodinaire NYC’s Kevin “Squid” Bolger.

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Here is more from Boombotix:

Available July 29th, Boombotix will release 300 limited edition models of the Cyclehawk Boombot REX. The Cyclehawk Boombot REX features artwork from NYC bike messenger, Kevin “Squid” Bolger. Fans can purchase the Boombot REX for $120 USD.

In two months, Boombotix will release 300 additional releases of the newest Boombot REX.

The Cyclehawk Boombot REX Limited Edition is part of Kevin “Squid” Bolger’s partnership with Boombotix. Bolger was one of Boombotix’s first team riders.

To transform Bolger’s Cyclehawk design to fite the Boombot REX, Bolger worked with Chombo during the design process. Chombo is a mechanic at Red Lantern Bicycles in Brooklyn.

–About Kevin “Squid” Bolger

Bolger is one of the most veteran bike messengers in the NYC area, and has been interviewed in multiple publications.

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3,000 Miles, 21 Days, 1 Dude, 1 Hell Of A Jersey. New S2-R Jersey From Search And State

Now that’s a delivery! To celebrate their new high performance S2-R cycling jersey, Search and State commissioned Joesph Holaway to ride 3,000 miles to deliver a very important package from their sewing room in Manhattan to Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles. Leaving NYC on June 10th, It took Joesph just 21 days, […]

New Messenger Lock Series From Kryptonite

It appears the staff of Kryptonite, makers of heavy duty and innovative bike locks, have gotten together with NYC’s elder statesmen (and women) of the messenger community.

Kevin “Squid” Bolger, Heather Muller and Greg Ugalde have given their input, from people who rely on their bikes not being stolen and use them on a […]

New Red Back Kits from the Radavist.

The Radavist is a wild animal of his own. Formerly blogging at Prollyisnotprobably.com, he has a new name for the site (theradavist.com) but still the number one authority on bike culture which he brings to life daily thorough posts and photographs. He also has a new kit created by Endo Customs out of Los […]

New Shoes From Chrome-Forged Rubber

Chrome makes rad shoes. I mean they make lots of great stuff-bags, hip packs, panniers and clothes, and have been doing so for decades. I really like the street footwear they been churning out. They’re shoes are ideal for urban riding, easily adapting from fitting into toe cages or foot straps and then operating […]