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Question : What Makes a Bicycle a Women’s Bicycle?

This is a broad question with long answer so maybe take a seat.

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Our first guest post from another Bike Shop Girl, Sarah Matchett.  Sarah is a USA Cycling coach based out of my shop, Cool Breeze Cyclery in North Carolina.  Sarah recently competed in the UCI World Duathlon Championships, placing 10th overall in women (non-elite.) I’m often asked how I keep doing

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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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BlogClothingCycling TipsFashion, Style and ClothingRide

Men have it easy, across the board it seems, with cycling. Clothing fits them easier, they don’t need specially designed bikes normally and most men don’t care what rain gear looks like or how it fits on them.

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One of the most popular types of bicycles right now is that recreational style.  Either one to ride with the family around your community, take for errands or maybe do a Rail To Trails with your local church group.  Below I have outlined a good amount of the various lifestyle

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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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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

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BlogSaddle Talk

Here at Bike Shop Girl we realized long ago that finding the right saddle is a very personal, unique and often the hardest part of bike riding.  This is Part I of our on going Saddle Talk, I welcome all comments, questions and feedback on this subject.  Our Intro was

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Over a month ago I talked about basics of riding with a road group.  Several people emailed questions in so here is our follow up to answer some of those questions!

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Proper technique in lubing your chain will help prolong the life of your drive train also a clean bike is a happy bike!! 1. Pick a lube.  There are dozens and dozens of decent lubes out there depending where you ride.  I could write a whole post about the different

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