Category: Biking

Chris Abraham's 2010 Surly Steamroller Single Speed with Internal 3-speed hub and canvas tail bag

My 7-year love affair with a Surly Steamroller

I have been riding fixies and single-speed bikes since before some baby hipsters were born. Single speed bikes used as city bikes isn’t a new idea. I have been living with my trusty Surly Steamroller since 2010. Now, she’s a three-speed. My Single Speeds: The Early Years My first single-speed bike was a 2000 Bianchi […]

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Tips to Survive City Riding

Tips to survive city riding

If you’re in an urban environment and have taken to the streets on a pedal bike, be it through a bikeshare scheme or on your own bike, you’re going to get yourself killed unless you benefit from my decades as a devoted city-rider. My bona fides include a couple of years as a bike messenger […]

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