Tag Archives: Shimano

The Debacle

The Debacle

Back in the 1990s the Union Cycliste Internationale decided it was time for riders to start wearing helmets. The riders reacted with a strike and the UCI backed down. They waited before taking ...

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On Innovation

On Innovation

I didn’t want pizza. It didn’t matter to me that my father, grandfather, uncle and two cousins were all going to have pizza. It didn’t matter to me that the way you buy pizza ...

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Practical Transportation

Practical Transportation

A couple of years ago I was asked to write about the bikes created by a bunch of toney design teams for the Oregon Manifest. My comments were pointed and not, shall we say, the warmest. I chafe ...

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The Paceline Podcast #8

The Paceline Podcast #8

Stage eight of the Paceline starts in Malibu with Padraig throwing down attacks in a two-day Gran Fondo. Lance Armstrong speaks to students at the University of Colorado. We play back some of ...

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The Market Leader

The Market Leader

Over the last three years, I’ve gotten solid time on a number of different groups. From mechanical groups to electronic ones, and from high end to a few rides on entry-level components, ...

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The Paceline Podcast #5

The Paceline Podcast #5

Old Cazadero 2016 is in the books. Padraig encountered a star studded field, perfect conditions and put his new found fitness to its first test. We discuss the benefits and pitfalls of pre riding ...

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Friday Group Ride #299

Friday Group Ride #299

A long time ago, we did a Group Ride on component allegiances. My idea back then was that components were like religions. Campy guys wouldn’t ride Shimano. Shimano guys thought Campy guys ...

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The RKP Wish List, Part I

The RKP Wish List, Part I

It’s the time for gifts and with gifts come wishes. We all have hopes beyond world peace and a faster you. Okay, well, most of us. Here are a few of ours. Standards: I think it was Rodney ...

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