Posts by Category: Machine

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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Bolt-On Power

Bolt-On Power

How much? It’s a curious question, one many of us are prone to ask and yet one that another slice prefer not be uttered. I find it curious when I encounter someone who doesn’t measure ...

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Going Places

Going Places

My favorite way to see the world is by bike. That’s no newsflash ’round these parts. It is, if I may, the raison d’etre of this site. But here’s an awkward admission. For ...

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The Go-To: Zipp 303 NSW

The Go-To: Zipp 303 NSW

I like quality. I dig greatness. When I sit down to read fiction, I want an author who’ll reach with mad ambition, which is to say I’ll read Thomas Pynchon rather than 50 Shades of ...

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Look at Me Shoes

Look at Me Shoes

I was ready to write how I had ridden a pair of neon-green shoes around for two months without so much as an “oh wow,” when it happened. There I was, rolling down my street, headed out for ...

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

We’ve been talking dream bikes on The Paceline. One of the hallmarks of any dream bike is its gorgeous appearance. Nobody sinks three, four, five (or more) thousand dollars into a bike ...

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Custom Kit, American-Made

Custom Kit, American-Made

American-made cycling clothing is rare. American-made anything is increasingly rare, which is a shame given how often American-made products can offer quality superior to many imported ones. Case ...

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Just Add Wind

Just Add Wind

Some years back, I was attending the launch of the Cervelo S5, the innovative bike maker’s aero road frame. It was the latest evolution in their pursuit of aero gains for road bikes and we ...

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