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Introducing em:pwr cycling

We mentioned a Bike Shop Girl cycling team for 2011 and with much discussion, planning and “crayon on napkin” design we are ready to reveal! Welcome to em:pwr cycling Yes, this is the team for all teams. If you are a sponsored rider or a recreational cyclist we are for you. em:pwr cycling. em:pwr yourself. em:pwr others. Our mission is simple, empowering ourselves and others…

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Nalgene On the Fly OTF

Nalgene On the Fly Bottle Review

Nalgene On the Fly MRSP: $12.99 Size: 24 ounces Companies Pitch: Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow drinking spout that’s easy to fill at the fountain or sink. One-handed push button for easy open/close; locking bail for ultimate insurance against leaks From Nalgene on their OTF Bottle Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow…

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Feedback Sports Pro Elite Repair Stand

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Repair Stand : Product Preview

As a mechanic you become very territorial and particular with your tools.   Once you find something you like, and that doesn’t let you down – you stick with it until it does.  Ultimate Repair Stands which became Feedback Sports a few years ago is one of those things.  They make repair stands, and scales that I would recommend to everyone and anyone.   When I was…

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Raleigh Hi Life Cyclocross Single Speed Frame

Post Race Bicycle Clean Up

Bike prep is one of the most important things you can do prior to a race or any big ride.   Most people will do a last minute check over before any race or big ride, but when was the last time you did a post race check over? Road Wet and Hung Up to Dry When your done with that big ride, the last thought…

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Women's Bicycle Racing

Announcing a BSG Team

For 2011 we are excited to get rolling a team of all teams, one to empower, encourage and motivate to move everyone towards bicycles!

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New Years Resolution

2011 Cycling Resolutions

My resolutions were simple, and parallel much of my 2011 season list we touched on last week.  I want to make a keynote that I want to know your resolutions and how we can make each other accountable for them! Drum Roll Please Start riding on the road Start actively riding 3+ times a week Fill in the other days with working out and yoga…

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The Best of 2010 at Bike Shop Girl

One of the best things I enjoy about ringing in a new year is looking back at 2010 and taking inventory. A recap of sorts, we’ll touch on popular post, link traffic in, and Bike Shop Girl elsewhere in the world. Most Popular Post in 2010 The Bicycle Industry is Regressing – In 2011 I plan on picking up the podcast with more steam and…

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Continental Mountain King 29×2.4 Tire Initial Review

Last week I finally received my new Industry Nine wheels that have been on order for about a month.   The same time as the wheels I had ordered a couple Continental tires that I’ve had my eye on for awhile that no one has used locally that I have been able to find. The Continental Mountain King 29×2.4 for the front and the Race King…

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Bicycle Recovery

Steps to Recovery After My Bicycle Accident

Physically, the recovery from my accident has been pretty straight forward. My mom and lady friend (wife in lesbian terms) took care of me in every way possible for the 48 hours immediately following the accident. My legs, left hip and lower back all didn’t want to work well for me. The drugs helped curb the pain but not being able to walk or even…

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The Lost Art of Customer Service

A new main series we will be focusing on here at Bike Shop Girl will be on customer service, the lost art. My hope is to target the companies that are doing it well, and explain what others could be doing better. What Are Your Experiences This website is an open dialog between all of those within the bike industry, as owners, employees, advertisers, media…

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