Life from the Saddle of an Upright City Bicycle How making the switch to a classically styled upright city bike can change your perspective and bring more joy to your ride. en-us <function copyright at 0x6b0bf50> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:29:32 GMT City bike works for me on Toronto commute I switched over since, as the rider in the article noted, I found decades of commuting was starting to numb my forearms - that's no good. Aside from relief from RSI, I'd have to say it forces a different mental state - less aggressive, more survey-your-surroundings. I suppose I might be fractionally slower, but still pass all but the hardcore jersey-wearers, so whatevs. Commute takes no longer because streetlights.]]> 5370fe76-9073-11e4-8362-22000a4f82a6 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:29:32 GMT Many here in Montréal
My Sprite has 6 speeds, and one is a very easy one called a "granny gear", which solves the hill problem as much as anything can, except an electric-assist bike.

I almost always cycle in a skirt (with very warm tights when it is cold) and have never been happy with mountain bicycles; the angle is just wrong for me. I have panniers bought at HEMA (a cheap general-goods shop) in the Netherlands; I leave them on all the time; they cost about 10 €. ]]> 4bc8aace-906a-11e4-bbe0-22000a4f82a6 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:24:53 GMT
For the doubters... 7d570262-b775-11e3-a125-1231380a02d9 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:08:19 GMT Pretty good beyond the City too c2b2e714-b774-11e3-bf41-1231380a02d9 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:03:06 GMT City Bike ! ca24bcd2-b726-11e3-9c4b-1231380a02d9 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:44:57 GMT I probably wouldn't ride without an upright one
There needs to be better marketing around the types of bikes and their uses. Many bike fence sitters, like me, would have jumped on the utility bandwagon a long time ago if I was aware an upright was an option.]]> bacc71b4-b3b4-11e3-aab9-1231380a02d9 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:30:55 GMT
Livin' Life, Upright 091a8a2a-b367-11e3-89c8-1231380a02d9 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:14:46 GMT touring bike for me 2bb14b4e-b1ed-11e3-a2c7-1231380a02d9 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:09:54 GMT Totally Agree 89237240-b169-11e3-a097-1231380a02d9 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:27:38 GMT Big red upright bike ae82887e-b140-11e3-97ae-1231380a02d9 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:35:11 GMT love the red! 653b7bb8-b0db-11e3-8b12-1231380a02d9 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:30:09 GMT Dutch all the way!
However, I find the trade-off is lessened power. I pedal slowwwwwly now. Yes, the bike is heavier, but it also seems to have to do with the angle of my legs--I just can't mash as hard. Have you found this to be the case, too?]]> 2beecfbc-b091-11e3-9bd4-1231380a02d9 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:38:50 GMT