Posts by Category: Machine

Building Shimano Di2

Building Shimano Di2

Even though it’s been more than 20 years since I worked full-time as a mechanic, I still try to do as much of my mechanical work on bikes as possible. I do this for a few reasons. The first ...

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Friday Group Ride #252

Friday Group Ride #252

There are a lot of ways to match. You can match your saddle to your bar tape. You can match your bar, stem and post. You can paint your stem to match your frame. You can match the finish on your ...

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Security

Security

Aside from being the name of one of my favorite albums of all time, I’ve been thinking about a more traditional definition of security, as regards bicycles. In running an increasing number ...

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Finish Line Speed Bike Degreaser

Finish Line Speed Bike Degreaser

I recently had the occasion to sell some bikes and parts. Time to turn stuff over before it got too old and lost too much value. And also, if I’m honest, it was a way to help appease my ...

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Velo Jerseys

Velo Jerseys

There was a time when riding the jersey of your favorite pro team was the thing to do on the Saturday ride. You’d show up in your coolest jersey and imagine yourself to be Greg LeMond or ...

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The Specialized Diverge

The Specialized Diverge

The Off-Road Road Bike is officially a thing. I’m not sure where we crossed the threshold, but it was sometime between the first running of Paris-Roubaix and … now. I kid. The thing is, ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part III

Winter PressCamp, Part III

I like brands that go their own way. It’s possible that I feel an affinity for those companies that forge their own direction. And that’s just the case with KHS. They are perhaps best ...

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Friday Group Ride #248

Friday Group Ride #248

I said, “I’m looking for a three-way,” and my wife rolled her eyes, because that’s what she does when I make crass jokes. I picked up the 4-5-6, adjusted tightened the ...

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