Posts by Category: Machine

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

We’ve been talking dream bikes on The Paceline. One of the hallmarks of any dream bike is its gorgeous appearance. Nobody sinks three, four, five (or more) thousand dollars into a bike ...

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Custom Kit, American-Made

Custom Kit, American-Made

American-made cycling clothing is rare. American-made anything is increasingly rare, which is a shame given how often American-made products can offer quality superior to many imported ones. Case ...

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Just Add Wind

Just Add Wind

Some years back, I was attending the launch of the Cervelo S5, the innovative bike maker’s aero road frame. It was the latest evolution in their pursuit of aero gains for road bikes and we ...

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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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