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Why I Ride with an iPod, and Don’t Think I’m Stupid

For many years I’ve been riding on the road with music. Originally it was one of those crazy Mini-Disc players that my mom thought would take over the music scene.  Little did she know, it fueled my cycling passion.  One of those little Mini-Disc players could hold hours of music, and run off AA rechargeable batteries.  It had the ability to record on various disc…

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Top 5 Online Resources for Women

When I created Bike Shop Girl a few months back it was mainly out of frustration for the lack of information that is readily available for women.   The basics are out there, but you have to be a Google Jedi Master to find the right answers, and often you are left with half-assed ones that only confuse you more.  My goal for this site has…

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pStyle Test #1 is a Failure

The beginning of the year I wrote about the various ways you can pee on the go as a girl.  There are various products used to allow women the freedom of peeing while keeping your pants up, which is about impossible as a women. Once I posted the article an individual from pStyle contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the…

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Saddle Talk : Adamo Saddles

About 3 months ago, my shop started carrying the Ideal Saddle Modification (ISM) Adamo saddles.   These saddles, at first, look very goofy.  There is no nose on the front of the seat and often are referred to as the tuning forks.  Flash forward the last three months and these saddles have themselves on more bikes than I originally thought they would. Originally I really thought…

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Top 5 Ways to Personalize Your Bike

Personalizing your bike can be one of most rewarding and fun you’ll have with your bike, after riding it of course. Step One : Bike fitting One of the most important things after you pick out your new bike is to make sure it fits you well.  Find a reputable bike fitter in your area, or make the trip to come see me.  A good…

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Grit & Glimmer : Are bike shops *still* failing us?

Over at Grit & Glimmer a question was posed to get feedback on why or how bike shops are failing in general, women. What is the shop doing, or not doing and how can we, the women, hope to see change? Everyday more and more women are climbing onto bicycles. It’s our time. We’re here and we’re ready to ride. Are bike shops ready for…

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Batavus BUB

Batavus BUB : Initial Thoughts

This was originally published at our sister site, Commute by Bike. As the bike is a step through design and fits in well with trying to get more women on bicycles, I’ll be cross posting the review on both sites. When the Batavus BUB rolled into my bike shop a good amount of thoughts rolled into my head with it.  It looked heavy, was it?…

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Q&A : No underwear under my bike shorts?!

Over here at Bike Shop Girl headquarters we get many emails asking common questions on how to survive being a cyclist and a woman.  In order to get more insight from other women I will often ask if I can put the email I received up on the web for others to answer. Question : Okay – I have heard this before but it has…

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Girls and Bicycles

There is a blog I follow, and have linked to several times : Girls and Bicycles.  The blog is run by a lovely lady living up in Canada, who has the beautiful ability of bringing skirts and bicycles together. Recently she started sharing writing on “Shareable” and I love getting even more of her writing into my blog feeder everyday. Every time I leave the…

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fi’zi:k Vesta Review: Initial Thoughts

A beautiful fi’zi:k Vesta showed up at my doorstep a couple of weeks back.  Quickly, I snapped some photos and then installed the saddle on my cyclocross bike. Since then it has been on my goto bike for long road rides, and my daily commute. Initial Feel The very first feeling of the saddle is the firm, yet padded support.  This is a good feeling…

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