A look inside Bicycle Times Issue #21

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On the cover: "Lame Lighter 2.0" by Rich Kelly.

What’s inside 

Bikes to the Rescue

By Karen Brooks

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, bicycles came to the forefront in New York City as useful and appropriate tools for helping communities recover.

Mackinac island: “Watch the Bike!”

By Jeff Potter

There’s a small island between two Great Lakes where bicycles reign supreme, lending effortless style, clean air, and a relaxed pace to life for residents and tourists alike. Kings of the scene are the dock porters, who haul amaz- ing loads with their own leg power.

Interview: Trek president John Burke

By Gary J. Boulanger

The head of the largest bicycle company in the U.S. speaks about lessons he learned from his father, the company’s down-home approach, and the Lance effect.

Product reviews

We test two heavy-duty, long-distance, adventure-touring bikes: the Co-Motion Divide and the Salsa Fargo, as well as two stylish and practical city commuters, the Viva Kilo and Fairdale Flyer.


  • Retroshift shifters
  • IRD thumb shifters
  • Planet Bike Cascadia 29er fenders
  • Knog Bouncer U-lock
  • Bontrager cold-weather gear
  • Endura Urban Softshell jacket and Urban pants
  • Rapha winter gear
  • Axiom Kingston Commuter 18 pannier
  • Bontrager Interchange Market pannier
  • Hyalite Equipment Swingline panner.

New column: Fix It

By Eric Mckeegan

Our column on bike maintenance and repair kicks off with some friendly advice on the most basic step for bike health: how to properly lube your chain.



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