Posts by Category: Machine

Upgrade and Afterlife

Upgrade and Afterlife

I have three friends who have complete Mavic gruppos from yesteryear, who are actively looking for just the right bike to put them on. Each of them has been holding the prized parts for longer ...

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Winter PressCamp Part III

Winter PressCamp Part III

Campagnolo came to show their new internal battery system for the EPS group. Those two nuts you see in the battery above allow small screws to go in through a frame’s water bottle bosses ...

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Winter PressCamp Part II

Winter PressCamp Part II

Every now and then I encounter a product that defies expectations. It can be a bike from a storied brand that rides like a Huffy, or it can be something I suspect will be absolute junk that turns ...

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Speedplay Zero Pedals

Speedplay Zero Pedals

The single most recurring question I get from readers is what bike stuff I actually use on my own bike. When it comes down to my money, what do I choose? On some points, I’m nearly ...

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Giro Empire Shoes

When I was a kid, my parents had a subscription to New Yorker Magazine. They had a delightful habit of cutting out their favorite cartoons and taping them up inside the cabinet doors in our ...

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The LeMond Revolution Trainer

Breakups can be ugly. I’m on speaking terms with very few of my former romantic interests. If I’m honest, one of the nastiest breakups I ever had was with a stationary trainer. I ...

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Primal Wear Helix Kit

Travel writers usually begin their careers with a zany appetite for the unknown and laugh off discomforts as the basis for their next funny line, and early on in their careers both the great ...

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The Electra Ticino 20D

The first car I ever coveted or even cared about was the 1968 Mustang coupe. One of my camp counselors (in 1969) had one in what, in my memory, was a stunning gold. I’ve loved those late ...

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Dirt Baggies

I’ll admit that when I was in my teens and even into my twenties, I didn’t give a lot of thought to appropriate dress. If the occasion wasn’t formal enough to demand dress wear, ...

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