Tag Archives: Shimano

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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Power by Pioneer

Power by Pioneer

That could have been the tag line for a line of stereo amplifiers in the 1970s, when Pioneer was one of the kings of the home audio market. How times change. If you’d asked me to guess who ...

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Old School #271: Cog Board

Old School #271: Cog Board

You’re an OldSchoolCyclist when you know what a cog board is. Back in the day when men were men, shorts were wool, and both were itchy; before indexed shifting or clip-in pedals, there were ...

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Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction

The Union Cycliste Internationale has just greenlighted the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton for the 2016 season. This is arguably the single biggest technological change in the pro peloton ...

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The Real World Solution

The Real World Solution

I used to build a lot of wheels. It’s something I really miss, but in life if you choose to be a great wheel builder you must renounce all other ambitions. I had many ambitions, but being a ...

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Friday Group Ride #277

Friday Group Ride #277

I’m stuck, and my stuckness is part financial, part indecision, part inexperience and part simple laziness. What I did was strip my mountain bike. That it’s a mountain bike is only ...

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Shimano R321 Road Shoe

Shimano R321 Road Shoe

The number one question I get from readers is for shoe recommendations. Making a shoe recommendation is hard. Nearly as hard as making recommendations for saddles. The problem, of course, is that ...

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Dura-Ace Di2, a Deeper Look

Dura-Ace Di2, a Deeper Look

Some years back I got a chance to ride Dura-Ace Di2 before it was officially unveiled to the press. I was pretty thrilled to get the opportunity to ride a product without the skewing that comes ...

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Shimano Falcon Saddle

Shimano Falcon Saddle

When someone mentions “Shimano,” chances are, the first thing you think of is bicycle componentry—derailleurs, brakes, cranks, control levers, etc. Your first thought is probably not ...

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