Tag Archives: Shimano

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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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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