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Bicycle Suspension Service

As more and more folks are realizing the benefit of a well set up full suspension you see less hardtails on the trail and more full squish. What I see a lot in the shop is people completely ignoring their suspension until it is to the point of needing a costly replacement. Remember the happier your bike is the better it will ride.

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Bicycle Storage Idea

A reader sent photos of her $10 bike storage concept utilizing closest rod brackets x 2 per bike.  A great idea and simple to do, but make sure you are screwing into a wall stud!

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Bike Storage Options

As everyone’s bike collection begins or grows the way you store your bikes also needs to begin or grow.  Throwing your new investment into your garage, leaned up against your car or lawn mower, isn’t the way to keep it safe or in good condition.

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SRAM Force Brakes, Breaking?

It seems that there are still batches of SRAM Force recalled brakes out there.  Cozy Beehive recalls a recent story of a mechanic installing SRAM Force brakes to a customers bike and they broke under his touch. Before you buy any SRAM Force brakesets, for your sake, go check the date stamp on the brake.  If your brake is within the date range below, SRAM…

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Video : Unboxing the Raleigh Clubman

We recently took delivery of a 2010 Raleigh Clubman. In this 6 minute clip we go through the basics of unboxing a bicycle. A full review will be available on http://www.CommuteByBike.com soon. A walk through building a bicycle up from the boxed form.  This is how most bikes show up to a bike shop, except for those boutique, build from scratch variety.   We skim through…

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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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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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Grease Monkey Wipes : Intial Review

There is a buzz online about a couple different individual packaged wipes.  The first one we are going to talk about and get into a review is Grease Monkey Wipes.  Designed originally for cyclist these degreaser wipes claim to even clean crayon off the wall.

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How to : Weekly Safety Check

We’ve hit upon the preventative maintenance and how to lube your chain so now is that weekly safety check that all riders should know how to do.

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What is a Scrader Valve or Presta Valve?

When you ride a bicycle it will come to a point that you’ll need to inflate your tires.  Soon, I’ll be going over how to change a flat, different types of pumps and what makes a tire tubeless, tubular or standard.  For today we will be starting very basic and figuring out which valve you have and why you need to know. A schrader valve…

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