Here's a great tip from "Global Cycling Network" on how to fix a snapped or broken gear cable. You will need to improvise to fix your bike temporarily so that you can pedal home and get your tool kit. Also before you do any fixing on your bike make sure that you are in a safe place.
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — A company from Massachusetts will launch a new bicycle device that will turn ordinary bikes to an electric-hybrid bike through an app on your smartphone. This is probably the biggest invention in biking industry this decade.
It is called "Copenhagen Wheel" Developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's SENSEable City Lab. it is installed in the rear hub of a bike wheel. It is equipped with a proprietary computer, batteries and sensors which monitor the rider on how hard he pedals, if the rider is having a dificulty pedaling the motor will activate to give support and help you conserve energy.
"The motor integrates itself with the rider's motion very, very seamlessly," said Assaf Biderman, co-inventor of the device. He added, "The combination of power from the Copenhagen Wheel and the cyclist's energy can make an average biker move "almost like a Tour-de-France-level athlete in your daily commute,"
The Copenhagen Wheel can make the bike travel as fast as 37.28 mph. The device is expected to cost at around US$690.
Motor US: 350W / EU: 250W
SIZE: 26" or 700c rim
BATTERY: Removable 48 Volt Lithium
BATTERY LIFE: 1000 cycles
CHARGE TIME: 4 hours
TOP SPEED: US: 20 mph / EU: 25 km/h
RANGE: Up to 50 km / 31 mi
WEIGHT: 5.9 kg / 13 lbs
CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth 4.0
SMARTPHONE OS: iOS, Android
COMPATIBILITY: Single Speed or 9/10 Speed Free Hub
BRAKE TYPE: Rim brake and regenerative braking (downhill and back-pedal)
DROPOUT: 120 mm (single speed) 135 mm (single speed and multi-speed)
Milton Everett Olin Jr. former executive of Napster died because of a tragic accident on Sunday after he was hit by a police car while he was biking.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department said that Everett, 65 was cycling in the bike lane when he was hit by the unidentified deputy. The policeman was driving in the same direction that Everett was cycling in when he hit him on Mulholland Highway. He was hit and ended up on the windshield shatterring the glass of the patrol car.