Queen's Day

OK all you queens and fans of anything Dutch, don something orange, get on your city bikes and ride to Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa this Saturday, April 30th at 1pm to celebrate Queen Beatrix’s birthday with Milwaukee’s first annual Koninginnedag’s Ride.   Konninginnedag is a national holiday in the Netherlands to celebrate Queen Beatrix’s birthday. Queen B’s birthday is actually January 31st, [...]

Advice from København

 I very much enjoyed meeting Andreas Røhl, the Bicycle Program Manager from Copenhagen, DK.  He was very generous with his time, and in addition to speaking at the party Sunday night at Chris Kegel’s house and at the Wisconsin Bike Summit Tuesday, I asked him to give a presentation to City of Milwaukee staff on Monday.  I also [...]

Transplant Surgery: LED into vintage headlamp

I recently swapped a new front wheel with a Sturmey Archer X-FDD 6 volt, 3 watt dynamo hub with cable actuated 70mm drum brake to make my 1936 Raleigh a bit more practical as a regular commuter bike.  The hub dramatically improved my braking and freed me from battery powered lights, but nobody makes a bright LED vintage looking light.  I had [...]