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Batavus BUB on the Way

A very well talked about bike at Interbike in the upright, euro style, bikes was the Batavus BUB, or Batavus Utility Bike.  The bike has a “paper clip” look to it but holds all the function and design that we know of Batavus. From Bespoke : The Batavus BUB is the classic omafiets-meets-Rem Koolhaus. Expressively modern, the Batavus BUB (Batavus Utility Bike) deconstructs the classic…

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Smartwool PhD Sock Review : Intro

In the South East of the US it is becoming time to pull out your base layer long underwear and find your wool socks. Personally, I enjoy wearing my wool socks year round but not many others around my bike shop feel the same way.

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Rain Gear for Women

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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Which Hybrid or Comfort Bike is for You?

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 bikes out there, depending on which brand you try the options may vary but I…

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Women’s Cycling Magazine Covers Bike Shop Girl

A little while ago I was interviewed by a freelance writer for a new startup magazine dedicated to women, Women’s Cycling Magazine.  The writer wasn’t sure the article would be snagged but she loved Bike Shop Girl and wanted to try to put it under the editors eyes. Yesterday I noticed a tweet that I was featured on Women’s Cycling Magazine online!

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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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I Spy : Hoo Ha Ride Glide Review

There are tons of different types of chamois butter, from various companies that are special for different reasons. First you have “natural” ingredients, others have a cooling sensation, and some a numbing. Now Hoo Ha Ride Glide is the first chamois butter created by women for women, because guys we are built different down there. Some of you might be asking what chamois butter is. …

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I Spy : Civia Loring Review

Over at EcoVelo they have a Civia Loring on review.  The bike is built up beautifully with front and rear racks, Bamboo wooden inlays and fenders, disc brakes, and  internally geared 9-speed shifting. Hop on over to EcoVelo to see the beautiful bike review or to Civia to buy one!

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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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