The Right Tool for the Indicated Work: Reclaiming Urban Cycling

There are lots of types of bikes on the market, mountain, road, Triathlon, track, new 29r, bmx… Each of them is intended to serve a specific purpose. The BMX are intended to do tricks and therefore resist a good amount of hits in its useful life. Route are designed to get the best out of your physical performance in long journeys and, as in most bicycles designed for sporting purposes, the weight is a relevant issue, because those who make a living competing, 3 milliseconds can mean the difference between first and second place. Every gram less on bike counts and also costs, making these machines very expensive objects.

More bikes on the street, gives the same model that are, it is a good for everyone. But must be taken into account, so as it is possible to remove a nut with a pair of pliers or erase what you’ve written with pencil graphite with a crumb of bread, it is possible to move in the city with a MTB or a bike path, but years ago the French key (Crown point) and Eraser was created to fulfil its purpose and the same is with bikes. Use the right tool for the stated purpose will make things much more simple and comfortable.

The Right Tool for the Indicated Work Reclaiming Urban Cycling

Sometime in history, I would venture that it was right when the boom of the car thanks to the emergence of the credit and other instruments of financing in instalments, the bike begins to be forgotten and relegated on a second and third level. Bikes industry survives thanks to exclusively sports giro and the offer of the market focuses almost exclusively on bicycles designed for competitive purposes. Bike falls to the status of a toy or in the best cases, as apparatus for walking out there using at leisure. Thanks to the marketing end up looking with good eyes (culturally speaking) “half track” or path, BMX bikes and more en masse at the end of the 80s and during the 90s, mountain bikes.

To bikes designed for city, the tapabarros, rack, basket and chain guard, those in which one pedal comfortably seated and upright with a wide field of vision to see the environment, qualify it as “bicycles”, dyed even as bike for children, which is occupied to walk out there spinning completely out the adrenalin of tricks , speed, jumps, won mud which trophy in the hills or the sweat Prize in racing effort. With this the public who thought bicycles fell basically to those who like the sport. The rest took the bike from his head and got in the car.

“Bike ride”, that most unfair description for a bike that is designed for our daily activities, our transportation in the city (and field), that allows us to and resists carrying friends, girlfriends, children, charge purchases on the grill, get and put it without worrying about taking special safeguards to prevent stains with the chain, that noble bike that thanks to their tapabarros It allows us to move under any situation unless we are collecting mud, oil and water from the asphalt, to take you directly to our clothing.

Today the use of the bicycle is in plan of reconquest of the cities, which do not give more than pollution, loss you time in tacos, noise, deaths by transit, Vibe and aggression because of the stress and individualism culture of the auto generated. Misnamed bike ride, which henceforth reconquista its original name “urban bicycle”, is the closest to all citizens and the most versatile, as it is specially designed for the day-by-day. In it we move to our destinations at the same time we do that utilitarian trip, a walk. We can also occupy it exclusively to walk and why not, to travel long distances at a natural pace, without competition.

More bikes in the city and more people riding on their everyday trips is a very good thing, and for that much no matter the type of bike that you choose or have on hand. In the wake of the almost absolute orientation of the industry and Commerce of bicycles to sports and competitive level, used for transportation in the city bikes are today, predominantly sports bike with almost enforced adaptations to make them more urban, so provide a more utilitarian service. We had to adapt our machines, sometimes in a very creative and craft (there is the classic “Huaso Style”), to achieve a more comfortable driving position (sports bikes require a tilted posture), place tapabarros, place clamps and tape in our pants to avoid stains… and so a series of “patches” so that new bike we bought pay full service to our daily lives.

Describing urban bike as “bike ride” is a semantic power and potential decline that has urban bike. While each bike ride is an event full of enjoyment, speaking in the context of urban transport (I do not mean the recreation or leisure) the reason for our pedaling is that we have an activity that develop in a different place to which we are. Part of this “reduction” urban bike and the “prestige” of sports bikes, you can see conversations vendor in bike shops. Usually when asked “which bike is looking for,” answered: “one ride, if to use it here in the city just”. Use it in the city at everyday shipments, most powerful reason!, which should assimilate with the relevance that it has. “Mr. I need a bike to move me in the city, I need to be comfortable, that I back up stains and it allows me to carry my stuff and shopping.” Urban bike that is designed for that purpose So now, the things by name, according to ELWOODDEALS, already no longer bike ride, talk with property of urban cycling (or city bike).

The market, importers and shops, much can do to overcrowd and promote the widespread use of the bike in our daily.

Move bike today, it will be a good day.