Tag: bike commuting

Oakfive’s Most Read Articles of 2018

Hi All, if you’re reading this, thank you for visiting oakfive.com. 🤗 This article is a countdown of the most read articles of the last year on Oakfive.com according to Google Analytics*. In late 2017 I launched “oakfive” on blogspot. In March 2018 I made the switch to WordPress.com for blog hosting, and consider that

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The Downsides of Sweaters

Do you like my sweater?#SweaterWeather #thriftstore https://t.co/KBswEAhCeS pic.twitter.com/w1HpAUiaT6 — Nathan Corliss (@oakfive) September 18, 2018 The Downsides of (wool) Sweaters They stretch They pile They’re difficult to wash They have questionable environmental consequences (e.g. desertification in China) Moths sometimes eat them The Upsides of (wool) Sweaters Profound warmth They continue to insulate when wet Sweaters

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DIY Rear Rack Mounted Bike Fender for Less Than $5

I recently upgraded my bike’s rear rack to a Axiom Streamliner Road DLX rack. The rack is sweet, and a nice upgrade, but due to it’s low profile design, my fender didn’t fit under it. Rather than go out and buy a new fender, I decided to see if I could jury-rig a fender using

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