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This may be the best deal so far. A Runabout 8 chainless bike with free shipping and a free rear carrier.
Dynamic Bicycles is having a sale through September 30th, 2015 (or while supplies last) with the Runabout 8 on sale for $599. Use coupon code SHIP15 at checkout for free shipping (normally $60). Nice.
Dynamic Bicycles has another sale. You can pick up a chainless Runabout 8 for $599:
If you pick one up, let us know what you think!
Yes, there is a replica of the Liberty Bell in Des Moines … and if you dare, you can even ring it. And it’s LOUD!
A few places around America have replicas like this…
Even Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has one in their Liberty Square section of the theme park, but getting to see one in downtown Des Moines takes less gas than a great American road trip to Florida.
An article published by the Des Moines Register this weekend says that Iowa has slipped a few places in the “bike friendly states” ranking. Considering the vast amount of bikes seen daily, endless biking groups and events, and many bike shops, one can only wonder what the top bike states must be link.
It is a good read:
Yes, just like Roadside America states, there is a miniature Statue of Liberty in Des Moines near the Capitol.
Why? Because the Boy Scouts of America made it happen in 1950.
There are quite a few interesting things around the Capitol, though a miniature Statue of Liberty is probably the most surprising…
Most bicyclers know that lights are one of the most important safety devices a bicycle can have. If a simple front white headlight and red tail light isn’t flashy enough for you, perhaps you might be interested in something more creative.
There are a number of companies producing LED wheel lights that are able to produce text and images as the wheel spins. These devices use an effect known as persistence of vision, allowing one row of lights to blink rapidly as the wheel spins and create patterns that our eyes see.
Some of these lights produce simple patterns, while others can display full color images, text or even motion video. They all rely on the wheel spinning fast enough to make the effect work (usually around 10-15 m.p.h.), but by adding more rows of LEDs, the effect can be seen at lower speeds.
Simple single-color versions can often be found for less than $10 (including shipping) on e-Bay, and fancier ones that allow loading custom color images are around $40. There are even some that can display animated video. Most are programmed by hooking up to a Windows computer via USB, but some use smartphone apps and Bluetooth.
Here is a chart listing about a dozen different models:
If you have something like this on your bike, let us know in the comments.
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