I’d like to think I’m pretty good at keeping my bikes in check with regular maintenance, but I’m certainly not keeping anything to much of a schedule. I’ll be the first to admit I have no idea when the last time I changed a given chain or bled brakes was, even if in some cases it really does matter. If you’re the kind of person to keep things on schedule and track your maintenance needs and costs, Feedback Sports has a free iPhone app to help make sense of the garage. If you’re diligent, the app can help keep track of costs and weight savings, I could see this being helpful for people really looking to nerd out and track mechanical expenditures across multiple bikes.
Enter to win a Cinelli Mystic Rats complete bike for Bike To Work Week. Mystic Rats hails from Cinelli’s Bootleg series of urban bikes. Columbus custom aluminum tubing and a Columbus carbon fork are the heart of this machine. Supplied with brakes, but with a simple flip of the rear wheel you can go full fixie. New reflective graphics, Unicanitor saddle, Cinelli stem and Maxxis tires. Click here to enter!
Truck tarp recycling bag company, Freitag, have just released a couple new designs to their lineup. The first, F151, is highlighted in this “uplifting” video and boasts 16 to 23 liters of volume with all the water-proofed, u-lock holstering bells and whistles.
The second release, the F153 Jamie, is a standard hip bag with pen and u-lock holster, outside zipper and double belt anti-torsion system.
Where will you take your six pack? Where will your six pack take you? “Like” the Urban Velo Facebook page and tell us where you plan to travel with refreshments in hand and be entered to win a Fyxation Leather Six Pack Caddy. Made in the USA to carry six beverages in style, the caddy easily unhooks from the top tube for off the bike travels.
In celebration of Earth Day, Timbuk2 is unveiling a new initiative, Timbuk2 Life Cycle. It’s billed as “an environmental responsibility program to reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and reimagine Timbuk2 bags”. It includes partnerships with organizations such as yerdle, iFixit, and TerraCycle. They’ve also hired a full-time repairs sewer for their San Francisco operation.
Learn more at lifecycle.timbuk2.com
The Wolves Kit from Roulant Clothing is available for pre-order until April 22nd, with 5% of purchases going towards the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund.