Your weekend bike maintenance tip…

Chains wear out.  When they do wear out, they also start taking cassettes and chainrings with them.  Just last week, I replaced a chain on a bike that had also killed the cassette cogs and all three chainrings.  Not a cheap repair.  It all could have been avoided by replacing the chain.   The question is […]

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One for the weekend…

La Primavera, Milan-San Remo, is tomorrow.  In 1967, Eddy Merckx won the 288km race with a time of 6h 25m 40s for an average speed of 44.8kph.  That’s an average speed of 27.8mph.  AVERAGE.  Over 179 miles.  On a steel bike with toeclips and straps, down tube friction shifters, 5 speed freewheel, wool shorts, and […]

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Bikes and cars, cars and bikes…

I had a post all planned out.  Technical.  Pretty good info.  Then I read this and recalled a letter to the editor in last week’s Point Reyes Light.  The link highlighted there for the Point Reyes Light doesn’t actually go to the letter, just the paper’s webpage.  The “this” link does go to People For […]

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Must be Spring…

There’s lots of green in the shop.  Spring must be fast approaching.  Well, a little gray and orange too.  Variety and all that.  It’s been a busy several weeks since the frames arrived.  A lot of frame prep happened.  Frame prep involves: Chasing and facing the bottom bracket. Facing the head tube and crown race […]

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