Posts by Category: Machine

It Doesn’t Take Much

It Doesn’t Take Much

It doesn’t take much. Really. Two mostly round, mostly true wheels. A hop is ok. Oscillations can work, the brakes all the way out, whatever screws they have unscrewed to their limits. To ...

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Small-Scale Pro

Small-Scale Pro

Children face significant hurdles in learning to ride a bike. Sure, there are sizing issues; most bikes for kids each have about a magic six-month window in which their fit—and as a result, ...

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Friday Group Ride #334

Friday Group Ride #334

I wanted to ride, but I had loaned my road bike to someone for a special project that I thought would end sooner than it has. I have two other bikes, but one is a mountain bike and the other is ...

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Were Mad Magazine‘s Don Martin still alive, and were he a cyclist, and were he the sort of cyclist who bounded through the woods on singletrack, ducking under branches and around trees ...

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Dental Care for Cogs

Dental Care for Cogs

Of the many tricks I learned as a mechanic, few have had the lasting utility of the folded T-shirt pulled taught. Greg LeMond was on his way to winning his second Tour de France when a co-worker ...

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The Next Gen Wheel

The Next Gen Wheel

One of the promises of disc brakes has been the opportunity to stop worrying about the brake track. Without needing to engineer a braking surface into a rim, an engineer is able to build a wheel ...

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Interbike 2016, Part XI

Interbike 2016, Part XI

One of the tragedies of Interbike is that it used to be that when a dealer was considering switching lines, he (or she) would walk the show floor looking at the different lines before signing a ...

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Interbike 2016, Part X

Interbike 2016, Part X

I’m going to be honest and say that there was a time when I only got excited about a bike, component or accessory if it was something that was going to be a part of my riding life. Personal ...

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