Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Proper Tool

The Proper Tool

When I first encountered Marin Bikes in the early 1990s, I was living in New England. Back then, most of my friends were on production bikes: Specializeds, Treks, Cannondales. A few had Fat ...

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The RKP Christmas Wish List

The RKP Christmas Wish List

The default in Christmas wish lists is for stuff. Toys. The output of a capitalist society. That which results from the means of production. As a kid, I never wanted clothes, just more toys. I ...

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SSCXWCPDX—Qualifiers

SSCXWCPDX—Qualifiers

For those not already tortured by their inability to make the trip (cough, cough), that title refers to the Single-Speed Cyclocross World Championships, which were held this past weekend in ...

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Friday Group Ride # 340

Friday Group Ride # 340

I have a friend who is convinced that e-bikes will be the end of cycling as we know it. When we don’t have to pedal, we won’t, OR as e-bikes find their way into our underdeveloped ...

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Just One Finger

Just One Finger

Cable actuated disc brakes are the taint of cycling stoppers. They ain’t traditional calipers, but they ain’t hydraulic discs, either. They are caught in that nether region between ...

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The Paceline Podcast #44

The Paceline Podcast #44

The Grand Tours and the UCI are headed for a showdown over team size. The Tour de France, Giro and Vuelta have decided to reduce the number of riders per team from nine to eight. The problem is, ...

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