Friday, May 22, 2020

Demand for bikes and ebikes skyrockets amid Coronavirus crisis

According to a news report bikes and ebikes are selling like pancakes. People who don't want to use the train or bus or any public transport to avoid being infected are riding bikes or ebikes to go to work. People feel safer and they can follow social distancing by biking around. Also avoiding the subway and bus is absolute must since they are packed with people.

Also the demand for electric bicycle is growing because of the advancements in e-bikes technology, also people are concern with the increasing GHG emissions and environmental pollution that is created by vehicles that use fuel.

If you're going to use bicycle for work, it would be best to get an ebike instead since it would be easier and would not tire you much when commuting.

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Safstar Collapsible E Bike Waterproof 12 Miles Range

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nakto BRIGHT GG ebike with Removable Battery

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ANCHEER Folding Electric Bike, 16 Inch Collapsible Electric Commuter Bike Ebike

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Gyroor 450W Folding Electric Bike

Friday, April 10, 2020

Best Filtered Face Mask For Bike Riding

 With the Coronavirus (COVID19) crisis we need to protect ourselves it's terrifying to catch that very deadly and very communicable disease. CDC recommends  wearing cloth face coverings whenever you are in public specially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain like for example in grocery stores and pharmacies especially if you are in a place which have have a lot of community-based transmission. CDC also said that the novel coronavirus can spread between people interacting in close proximity like speaking, coughing, or sneezing even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. So, it means you'll never know since the virus carier could have no symptoms. We need to be protected, we need to wear face mask especially if your immune system is much weaker.

If you’re familiar with face masks then you know all about Vogmasks and Cambridge masks both are really well-known manufacturers of high quality masks that can filter bacteria, viruses, pollen, and chemicals. Vogmask is the top dog in mask, it has N99 filter layer, carbon filter, and exhale valve. It can protect from 99% of airborne particles over .3 microns. Vogmask is widely used in urban areas that have high levels of air pollution. While Cambridge Mask has a 99.6% average filtration of viruses, 99.77% average filtration against bacteria and 99.7% average particulate filtration down to 0.3 microns. The company also said  that the final layer of the mask has been developed by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and filters out viruses, bacteria and gas pollution such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Ozone, Benzathine and Formaldehyde.

If you need a mask now unfortunately, you will have a hard time to buy Vogmask or Cambridge masks. Vogmask online store is closed since their factory is in South Korea and the South Korean government is banning exporting of all masks to save for Korean public health. Here's their Facebook post about it.

While Cambridge mask all their stock are gone, you can preorder from them.

Here are filtered face mask that are still available on Amazon:

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Wolfbike Anti-Pollution City Cycling Mask Mouth-Muffle Dust Mask Sports Face Mask

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West Biking Mask with Filters, Breathing Dust Mouth Face Mask

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Generic Cotton Face Masks,Anti-dust Breathing Mouth $16.99

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AIDIER Anti-Pollution Mouth Mask Anti-Dust Cycling Mask $13.99

Dust Masks with 4 Filters Reusable Respirators
Dust Masks with 4 Filters Reusable Respirators  $19.99

Wecan 2pcs Face Mouth Masks with Breath Valve $10.99

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Bike Washing Machine? Wash Your Clothes While Exercising!

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This would be fun! I would like to have one of these eco-friendly bike washing machine. It's like multi-tasking, imagine you're not only saving electricity bill you're also saving precious time. The students from Dalian Nationalities University in China who design this bike called this stationary bicycle    BiWa, or Bike Washing Machine, pretty clever huh! While you're kicking the pedals it will rotate the drum of the washing machine. It also generates electricity that helps power the monitor and charge the battery for future use. This bike will also save you a lot of money since you don't have go to the laundromat and it will also keep you fit.             

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I hope they sell this soon they could also add USB slot to charge your phone while cycling.

This is really a good concept specially for those who live in cities with tight spaces. I hope they can design a machine with a decent load capacity.

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I don't think this is in the market yet. If you can't wait you can design your own bike washing machine like this one:

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They called it the SpinCycle, it is a portable washing machine that attaches to almost any bicycle. It's not as flashy and modern looking as the BiWa but it sure is very practical. It was designed by Rich Hewitt, he came up with the idea while he was in Burundi. He has a lot of laundry and wants to make it easier. The bicycle is fully usable with a SpinCycle attached, and everything needed for washing clothes can be carried in the drum. So, unlike with the BiWa which is stationary, the SpinCycle you're not just having a good exercise, you're also washing your clothes and commuting! That's three task!!! When needed the device rotates into place and the drum detaches so it can be filled. The drum is fitted with a paddle that helps the washing process.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Slsy Adult Mountain Tricycle 2019, Three Wheel Bike

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"Slsy Adult Mountain Tricycle, 7 Speed Three Wheel Bike, 24/26 Inch Adults Trikes for Seniors with Shopping Basket, Exercise Men's Women's Tricycles"
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The best thing about three wheel bikes is it's easier to use since you don't have to balance anymore. This new Slsy Adult Mountain Tricycle is easy to control even on rough terrain. It's a great way to commute since you get to exercise and since it has a basket for carrying supplies you can go to the store or market and buy your groceries.

This particular bike is equipped with 7-speed Shimano derailleur and front disc brake for better grip and stopping power. The seat is quite stiff so better buy a more comfortable one, but over all it's very sturdy and it looks very tough. It's very nice for exercise and practical commute.

Slsy Adult Mountain Tricycle, 7 Speed Three Wheel Bike $209.89 - $239.99

  •     made from very tough steel construction, it can support capacity up to 420 lbs.
  •     7-speed Shimano derailleur and shifter for an easier cycling.
  •     the back basket is huge for carrying supplies, basket dimension 19" x 19" x 11".
  •     Upgraded Front Disc brake ensures strong and effective braking.

What is the weight of Slsy Adult Mountain Tricycle?
- 67lbs (30+Kg) for 26 inch wheels

I think this once has better seat: Slsy Adult Tricycles 7 Speed, Adult Trikes
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Black Friday 2019: Bike Deals

Black Friday 2019 is fast approaching and if you're in the look out for a new ride you need to buy now to get a great discount.

Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bikes for Men and Women: $324.26

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It features an Aluminum City Frame. It has 21 speed SRAM grip shifters. The seat is very comfortable that's great for women. The Schwinn suspension fork and Schwinn alloy crank looks very sturdy and constructed very well. It also integrates an adjustable stem with back sweep handlebar that gives a more comfortable ride.

Dynacraft Gauntlet Boys' Dual Suspension 21-Speed Bike: $119.99

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It has a cool full suspension mountain bike frame design with smooth handlebar grips and padded mountain bike saddle to give the rider well deserved comfort. It is equipped with 21 speed index derailleur with Shimano grip shifters. This 24" Dynacraft mountain bike has Front and Rear V-Brakes with Alloy Levers.

Kulana Cruiser with Steel Step-Through Frame: $90.99

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It has a classic cruiser frame and fork design. The seat is big with springs for extreme comfort specially for bumpy roads. It has easy reach cruiser handlebars and cruiser rise stem.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Swytch E-bike Conversion Kit

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If you are into DIY then this one is pretty good. Swytch e-bike conversion kit can convert almost all traditional bike into an electric bike. It can work on hybrid bike, folding bike, ladies bike, trike, and mountain bike. According to the company Swytch eBike kit was designed to be lightweight, simple, and removable. The kit only weighs 3kg and it includes everything to transform your bike to an ebike like the hub motor wheel, the pedal sensor, and the Power Pack. It can fit most bikes and it has a very innovative design. The Power Pack can easily be remove and snap back on. It has high-torque hub motor that can easily climb 30% gradients. It is powered by a 250W lithium-ion cell battery connected to a sine wave brushless motor controller than can give you up to 50km distance on once charge. It charges for just 3 hours. It is price at $449 on indiegogo.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween 2019

When black cats prowl and pumpkins shine,
When shivery shivers run down your spine,
When ghosts and goblins ring the chime,
Beware and be scared – it’s Halloween time!
Happy Halloween 

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