Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #290

Friday Group Ride #290

It’s a call I get too often. “Someone broke into my garage and stole all my bikes,” he said. Starting over. He’d lost a Madone of some stripe, a custom Davidson from way ...

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Connex Chain Tool

Connex Chain Tool

When it comes to wrenching, I know my limitations. Changing brake pads, swapping cassettes, tubeless tires, new cables, a fresh wrap of bar tape; I can handle those jobs. A wheel slightly out of ...

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Coolness from Chico

Coolness from Chico

I’ve been eyeing components made by Chico-based Paul Components since even before I went to NAHBS the first time. At this point, I’ve been seeing proprietor Paul Rice’s designs ...

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Friday Group Ride #289

Friday Group Ride #289

There this guy I see. We have opposite commutes, so as I’m flying down the hill, he’s grinding up. He’s a heavy-set guy, not fat, but barrel-chested and substantial. He’s ...

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Coming Attraction

Coming Attraction

With 20 years of hindsight at my disposal, I’ve come to a realization. Tandems are a bit like God. Either you believe in them, or you don’t. Either you appreciate the intimate ...

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A Hole for the No-Hole Set

A Hole for the No-Hole Set

Ever since we were warned that riding a bike could ruin our sex life—and more—bike saddle manufacturers have seized upon this Achilles heel as something that needs addressing. Given how few of ...

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Friday Group Ride #287

Friday Group Ride #287

Writers like H.G. Wells  and Jules Verne lived through the first blasts of the industrial revolution and imagined the future based on what they perceived as a quickening of technological ...

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Velo Jerseys Long Sleeve Jersey

Velo Jerseys Long Sleeve Jersey

Two-plus decades ago, during an era when Sean Kelly was still an active pro and what was arguably the world’s greatest team hailed from the Netherlands, VeloNews ran a shot of King Kelly ...

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LOOK KEO 2 MAX BLADE

LOOK KEO 2 MAX BLADE

Recommending contact point components on a bicycle is tricky business. Bars, Saddle, Pedals: that’s personal stuff. It’s probably why we have so much to chose from. I could glow about ...

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Friday Group Ride #286

Friday Group Ride #286

My wife and I share the grocery shopping duties, and each of us produces a very different result. She makes a list. She sticks to the list, and we eat what she buys. She likes to run out of ...

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