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Podcast Episode #3 : Interview with Joan Hanscom of USGP

[podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-Episode3.mp3[/podcast] Last week we met up to talk with Joan Hansom of the US Grand Prix of Cyclocross and as well as the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. We talked about many things but key links of interest : US Grand Prix of Cyclocross 2013 Cyclocross World Championships Artemis Racing Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12 Racing North America Handmade Bicycle Show

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Podcast Episode #2 : Q&A with Team Vera Bradley Foundation

This past Wednesday, I made my way to Uptown Charlotte, NC to visit Uptown Cycles where the shop was hosting Team Vera Bradley Foundation Pro Cycling Team. The three members from the team, Alison Powers and Kristin Sanders, were in town for wind tunnel testing and the owner of Uptown Cycles, as well as pro cyclist and team member, Robin Farina, decided to host a…

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How To Video : Change a Flat Tire

We’ve asked you what you would like to learn how to do, techniques and, in general, more knowledge.  The first in our How To video podcast is How to Change a Flat Tire

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Bike Shop Girl on Versus.com

Commute By Bike, and Bike Shop Girl is now syndicated at Versus.com to help lead the cycling community with commuting tips, stories and how to.  Much like we do on Commute By Bike already but to a bigger community!  I will be writing for Versus on commuter needs as well as showing highlights from events such as the upcoming National Handmade Bicycle Show. Please go over to Versus.com, create…

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On the Burner : Upcoming on Bike Shop Girl

There are many things going on at Bike Shop Girl and Commute By Bike.  A quick run down for all of the readers, and potential readers so you can look forward to many things. Versus.com – Yours truly will be covering various cycling events for Versus.com, targeting the Commuting and Utility Cycling market. Podcast, videos/audio – Working out the kinks to have some reviews and…

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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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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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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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Making the Bike Yours

Recently, I witnessed a customer taking a standard 2010 Cervelo P3, and making it hers.  With a little help from a co-worker this lady turned a standard (very beautiful) P3, uniquely hers.  White handlebars, white stem and red bar take really turned this dream bike into her dream bike.

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