Posts by Category: Machine

Interbike ’14: Part II

Interbike ’14: Part II

Yesterday’s rain yielded to warmer temps today and more consistent wind, but it made for pleasant riding. I began my day with a visit to Bianchi to ride a bike I learned about during last ...

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Interbike ’14: Part I

Interbike ’14: Part I

Felt introduced their second iteration of their aero road bike, the AR, last year, and while I was able to write a bit about it at their media event, I didn’t have the chance to ride it. ...

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The Specialized Allez, Reborn

The Specialized Allez, Reborn

I don’t usually write about equipment that I haven’t ridden and won’t ever get to ride. I’m going to make an exception, though this may not be the only time this happens. ...

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Lake CX237

Lake CX237

Of all the pieces of gear or apparel I review, footwear is at once the most frustrating and rewarding, as my boy Mini-Shred would say, “All the same together.” The challenge is that ...

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WD-40 Foaming Wash

WD-40 Foaming Wash

There came a point in my development as a mechanic where all those cure-alls to wrenching ills became as outmoded as the dial telephone. Vice grips were the first to go. Then 3-in-1 Oil. I ...

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The Bishop

The Bishop

One of the greatest currencies we can share is trust. To simply put your faith in another person and let go of the outcome. It’s not easy, but the rewards are great. The greatest ...

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The Couch

The Couch

No one needs a couch, a big wooden framed contraption with padding strapped to it. A couch takes up the better part of whatever room it lives in. We invariably choose a horrible color and/or ...

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Friday Group Ride #228

Friday Group Ride #228

I am not known for the cleanliness of my bikes, the tightness of my tape or the smoothness of my shifts. Years ago I had time for cleaning and tuning. I spent hours in the basement in peaceful ...

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Zipp Service Course SL Bars

Zipp Service Course SL Bars

This spring Zipp introduced a revamped line of Service Course SL bars. Service Course is Zipp’s line of bars they introduced to serve the needs of the pro teams they were sponsoring. ...

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