Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #466

Friday Group Ride #466

Where have all the gear inches gone? They seem to be floating around the bike mysteriously, rearranging themselves. And as a follow on question, is the front derailleur becoming vestigial? You ...

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No Downsides: Tubolito Tubes

No Downsides: Tubolito Tubes

In my years as a cyclist, I’ve tried dozens of different tubes. Like everyone, I started with the standard butyl tubes, which are to tire inflation what a mentor told me turkeys are to ...

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Bruce Gordon in Two Bikes

Bruce Gordon in Two Bikes

I have this sense that I could have devoted the entirety of a magazine to Bruce Gordon’s career in cycling. He was as multifaceted as a diamond. From his frames to his tires to his pumps to ...

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Bruce Gordon: a Gallery

Bruce Gordon: a Gallery

I’d had this intent to ride down to Petaluma one sunny day and spend it with Bruce Gordon, talking with him about his craft. Talking business was never much fun because Bruce knew what it ...

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Fresh Feel: Giro Empire E70 Knit

Fresh Feel: Giro Empire E70 Knit

In my early years as a cyclist in Memphis, Tenn., summer time was a sequence of rides that ended with my feet feeling like they were on fire. Something about black shoes, leather, humidity like a ...

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