Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #317

Friday Group Ride #317

Greg says “thraxle,” which sounds like some sort of insect anatomy term, but it’s (just barely) short for thru-axle. Never mind that a conventional 9mm skewer is also a ...

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Summer PressCamp 2016, Part II

Summer PressCamp 2016, Part II

White Lightning, the maker of lubes, degreasers and regreasers—okay, just grease—has freshened up its look with new packaging. The goal is to tie the various products together better and make ...

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Summer PressCamp 2016, Part I

Summer PressCamp 2016, Part I

One of the thing about PressCamp that makes it worthwhile to attend each year is the fact that there are always a few products that completely surprise me. Case in point: new eyeweard from ...

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Friday Group Ride #316

Friday Group Ride #316

I am over blue bikes (the beauty of the classic Gios Torino not withstanding). Blue is a fine color, as they go, but it does nothing for me on a bike. I prefer grays and deep, dark reds, greens ...

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The Theory of Mid-Ride Repair

The Theory of Mid-Ride Repair

The world is full of theories. There’s the theory of evolution, the theory of relativity, of biogenesis, of plate tectonics, and on we go. And all of them have enough science backing them ...

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Lightweight: A First Ride

Lightweight: A First Ride

When I was in Sedona recently, among the products I had a chance to sample were Lightweight wheels and Lightweight’s Urgestalt frameset. I’ve been reading about the brand’s ...

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Friday Group Ride #315

Friday Group Ride #315

I am at a very fortunate point in my cycling life that I don’t have pressing needs for a new bike. That is not to say that I don’t know what my next bike will be, but I’m not ...

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Wet Shifting

Wet Shifting

I recently visited Sedona Arizona to check out some pretty cool stuff. Magura, a German company best known for its mountain bike disc brake systems, has stepped up to help two other companies, ...

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The Magic of Good Geometry

The Magic of Good Geometry

I hear from riders all the time that they can’t tell the difference between the differing geometries of different bikes. My response is always to give them more credit than they are willing ...

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