Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #475

Friday Group Ride #475

It’s 2019, and sentiment is in recession. All the forces of progress are chipping away at the value of physical things as we convert long, personal letters to terse emails and frivolous ...

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Fresh Face: the Ocoee Baseline

Fresh Face: the Ocoee Baseline

Imagine for a moment that you were a product manager for a bike company and you were charged with making a sub-$4000 road bike aimed at consumers who would never road race, but might want to do ...

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Understanding Trail

Understanding Trail

I get questions periodically about trail and what it really means in terms of a bicycle’s handling. There are a number of factors that go into determining how a bike handles and trail is ...

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Friday Group Ride #466

Friday Group Ride #466

Where have all the gear inches gone? They seem to be floating around the bike mysteriously, rearranging themselves. And as a follow on question, is the front derailleur becoming vestigial? You ...

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No Downsides: Tubolito Tubes

No Downsides: Tubolito Tubes

In my years as a cyclist, I’ve tried dozens of different tubes. Like everyone, I started with the standard butyl tubes, which are to tire inflation what a mentor told me turkeys are to ...

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Bruce Gordon in Two Bikes

Bruce Gordon in Two Bikes

I have this sense that I could have devoted the entirety of a magazine to Bruce Gordon’s career in cycling. He was as multifaceted as a diamond. From his frames to his tires to his pumps to ...

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Bruce Gordon: a Gallery

Bruce Gordon: a Gallery

I’d had this intent to ride down to Petaluma one sunny day and spend it with Bruce Gordon, talking with him about his craft. Talking business was never much fun because Bruce knew what it ...

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