Posts by Category: Machine

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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Wahoo RFLKT+ and PROTKT

Wahoo RFLKT+ and PROTKT

  Cinelli never had as firm a hold on the buying fate of cyclists as Garmin does. Generally speaking, when I’m on the road, riders either use computers, or they don’t. And if ...

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Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Mavic’s 125th Bikes

Companies age less well than people. It’s a rule somewhere. Probably written by an economist. It’s rare that a company makes it 50 years to its Semicentennial. Naturally, it’s ...

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