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Iowa City Fat Bike Stores, Shops and Bicycle Vendors

15 December 2013

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Iowa City Bike Shop Fat Bikes This page contains links to the “Fat Bike” models available from local Iowa City bicycle shops as of December 2013. Call or stop by the stores for a current inventory. Additional brands and models may be available, including some used bikes. 30th Century Bike Surly Moonlander Pugsley – Pug […]

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You Didn’t Know You Needed These for Your Car, But You Do!

8 November 2013

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Your parents always said to carry a tire pressure gauge and a first aid kit in your car, no matter where you go. Oh, and one of those foldup poncho things. While this might have been enough in the disco era, we practically live in our cars today. The average American spends about 38 hours […]

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100 MPG Fuel Efficiency Equivalency 
Available Now from Ford with the C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

19 October 2013

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We’re promised that in the future, cars will run on electricity and deliver energy efficiency equal to 100 miles per gallon (comparing cost to distance travelled). The future is here now in the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle from Ford. 2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain Both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi have an advanced powertrain which […]

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FOR SALE: 2013 Tesla Model S with 85 kWh Package

6 October 2013

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Own it Today You could spend over $100,000 on eBay for a Tesla Model S (see below). Or, you could get on a waiting list at the dealership. However, you could have this 2013 Model S with the upgraded 85 kWh package for only $83,000. Miles There are only 11,000 miles on the vehicle. It […]

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Red Light Cameras Vulnerable to Abuse by Cities, Municipalities and Law Enforcement for Unnecessary and Excessive Tickets and Citations

22 July 2013

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Introduction. Properly implemented and programmed, Red Light Cameras could help catch and prosecute dangerous and careless drivers who drive through red lights as a result of being distracted, drunk, or not wanting to be delayed by waiting. However, cities, municipalities, and law enforcement agencies are intentionally programming red light cameras to increase violations and maximize […]

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The Next Big Thing in Luxury is Small

26 April 2013

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The latest advertisement from Buick (shown below) proclaims: “The Next Big Thing in Luxury is Small.” The smaller is better message is increasingly finding its way into mainstream culture as a shifting undercurrent to the bigger is better mindset of another era. The description on Buick’s YouTube channel reads: “The age of the over-sized luxury […]

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Product Review: Sony HDR-CX220/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)

9 April 2013

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The Sony HDR-CX220/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) pictured here is a good choice for those wanting high quality video at a lower price point. [Buy] This page provides some basic information about the camera and highlights some of the unique features that make this camera a good choice. Amazon Product Information. […]

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Car Tire Pressure Monitoring Wireless System by Orange Electronics (P409S) for Optimal Auto Fuel Efficiency

25 February 2013

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Product Description. The Orange Electronics Retrofit Tire Pressure System continually monitors tire pressure in all four wheels, and helps provide a safer ride. This kit has been designed for vehicles that did not come with a factory tire pressure monitoring kit. The sensors feature a military specification lithium-ion battery with a projected 5 to 7 […]

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Techlite Lumen Master 200 Lumens High-Intensity CREE XPG L.E.D. Tactical Flashlight 3 Pack

30 December 2012

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Product Description The TechLite Lumen Master High-Intensity Tactical LED Flashlight 3-pack offers a tremendous product at a value price. The multifunction cap switch allows the user to switch between 50% & 100% light output levels, flashing emergency strobe mode, and off. These high quality flashlights feature a polycarbonate lens, vacuum plated reflector, aircraft-grade aluminum body, […]

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Iowa City is a Zipcar.com Location

24 August 2012

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In August of 2012, Iowa City became a Zipcar.com location. For about $25 per year, you can be a member of the Zipcar.com community, giving you instant access to cars in many major metropolitan areas. [Join Now] Zipcar Cost. Zipcar rentals are by the hour or by the day (about $9/hour or $66/day). The cost may vary depending […]

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Chevrolet Malibu and Isaac Mizrahi Marketing Advertising Partnership – A Social and Market Analysis of Openly Gay Spokespeople in Advertising

9 August 2012

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Summary. Chevrolet has launched an innovative and unique advertising campaign on Facebook in partnership with Isaac Mizrahi to promote their 2013 Malibu. The website ChevyMalibuStyle.com forwards to their Facebook page. One of the early pioneers to use Facebook as an exclusive hosting platform was Vitamin Water. Demographic. It’s not clear who this new Chevrolet advertising […]

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United Airlines Customer Service Agents Kick Service Dog of Jim Stanek a Disabled Vet

22 July 2012

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In a shocking incident, Jim Stanek, a disabled military veteran, says United Airlines employees kicked his service dog not once but twice, while at the airport. One employee also insulted Jim by calling him derogatory names. Jim Stanek is the founder of Paws and Stripes, which pairs disabled vets with service dogs. Jim has served three […]

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TREK Streetwise LS U-Lock – Bicycle Security

28 June 2012

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The TREK Streetwise LS U-Lock for bicycle security is a good choice. When purchasing a U-Lock, it’s important to choose one with extra length for times when bicycle racks are crowded, or access to a pole is obstructed. A longer lock can make it easier to include the front tire when locking up, or even accommodate […]

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Rezifp Dawn: Chapter 5 – Open Mapping Project

10 May 2012

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[Previous Chapter | Title Page] That Saturday morning, we decided to go on a trail ride way beyond our normal route. We knew we’d need to hike part of the way, since the trails weren’t maintained or even developed that far out. So we made sure to wear our low-rise boots. What began as a […]

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Rezifp Dawn: Chapter 4 – The Meeting

6 May 2012

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[Previous Chapter | Title Page | Next Chapter] The ride to Club 21 seemed to take forever. Our minds were racing as fast as we were. The only sound was that of our high pressure tires rolling smoothly down the road. My mind began to wander. Riding a bicycle with belt drive technology was smooth and […]

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The Amazing Paul Budnitz Belt Drive Bicycle

27 April 2012

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Life Mobility Paul Budnitz offers a belt drive bicycle with internal hub shifting for the ultimate in smooth, quiet, and maintenance free bicycle riding. It’s built using titanium for light weight durability. To learn more, visit BudnitzBicycles.com “Paul is a proponent of simple, quality living. Owning few things that are built to last and that […]

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Detail Plus Iowa – Automotive Detailing for Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha

12 March 2012

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Transportation & Automotive Care DetailPlusIowa.com has recently gone online with their full offering of professional car care and auto detailing for Cedar Rapids, Iowa as well as Hiawatha, and Marion areas. Click here to visit their site.

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Benefits of Traction Control and Anti-Lock Brake Systems – Toyota Corolla 2010 Review

15 January 2012

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Transportation > Toyota Corolla 2010 Sedan LE Summary. The video below describes the benefits of Traction Control and Anti-Lock Brake Systems in the Toyota Corolla 2010 LE. Whether you’re buying a car new, used, or renting a vehicle, it’s a good idea to find one that has these features.

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