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I Spy : 2010 Santa Cruz Juliana

Yesterday I spotted on Bike Radar the new 2010 Santa Cruz Juliana.   If I remember right, I believe that the Juliana was one of the first pioneer women’s full suspension mountain bikes. The main changes are smaller, not quite things to make me run out and order a new full suspension bike but it does let us know that Santa Cruz Bikes is thinking of…

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Welcome the Xtracycle Pea Pod LT

There is no hiding how much I love my Xtracycle when I use it as much as possible. PEAPOD LT The fun way to carry your children. Xtracycle is proud to release the PeaPod LT: a child’s bicycle seat that enables a parent to go anywhere they want, carry just about anything they need, and ride with their children in safety and comfort. 

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Basics of Road Group Rides : Follow Up

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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Building a Flat Kit

A flat kit is all those emergency tools or parts that you need if you get a flat, but also if by chance you break a chain or something like that.  We call it a flat kit but think of it as an emergency kit.

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And We Are Back

The new layout is still getting some fine tweaking but so far I am happy with the open feeling and the ability to find and organize things better.  The last piece will be adding a search bar but it is Labor Day Weekend and I’m behind on post. Leave feedback of your thoughts on the new layout!

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Girl Scout Fighting for Crosswalk

A young, 10 year old, girl in New Jersey is fighting for the right of safety to cross the road from school.  For all the talk we are giving about Safe Routes to School and helping childhood obisety hopefully the Girl Scout and local town can find a good middle ground for the young girl to have to chose between walking home alone or crossing…

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Preventative Maintenance : Lube Your Chain

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 lubes and when/where to use them.  For now consult a good riding buddy or a…

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Burley Trailer Recall

Burley Design, in conjunction with the CPSC, has announced a voluntary product recall of all 2009 d’Lite ST and Solo ST trailers. In order to determine if you have an affected trailer, please read the documents below. Consumer Handout for Burley 2009 ST Recall.pdf Consumer FAQs for Burley 2009 ST Recall.pdf Consumer Rework Instructions for Burley 2009 ST Recall.pdf

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Let’s Talk Saddles : Intro

There are three comfort zones or places your body touches a bicycle.   As long as you can bear the weight of your body okay between those three places without numbness, pain or pinching then you can ride all day long. Today we will be touching upon the saddle.  This is also the hardest thing to explain or go super indepth about in only one article. …

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