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Nalgene On the Fly OTF

Nalgene On the Fly Bottle Review

Nalgene On the Fly MRSP: $12.99 Size: 24 ounces Companies Pitch: Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow drinking spout that’s easy to fill at the fountain or sink. One-handed push button for easy open/close; locking bail for ultimate insurance against leaks From Nalgene on their OTF Bottle Nalgene’s newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-flow drinking spout that’s

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Outlier Pants

Commuting : How Not to Wear Spandex

…ger bag. While I’m looking into a better solution of carrying the business attire, laptop and paperwork I still haven’t found it. Shopping for Bike Friendly Dress Codes While my better half cringes when we go shopping, I’ve been shopping for styling clothes that are “bikeable.” If I was a guy, this would be easy but it seems like the idea of technical fabrics and womens dress codes are very rare. Thankfully the mor…

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New Years Resolution

2011 Cycling Resolutions

My resolutions were simple, and parallel much of my 2011 season list we touched on last week.  I want to make a keynote that I want to know your resolutions and how we can make each other accountable for them! Drum Roll Please Start riding on the road Start actively riding 3+ times a week Fill in the other days with working out and yoga Start racing as much as financially possible Give up coffee and coke, none/zero/nada! Breaking It Down At th…

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Clipless Pedal Advantages and Disadvantages

…ages of Clipless Pedals There are three main advantages that I tell every customer thinking of getting a pair of shoes and clipless pedals. You will be more efficient and faster on the bike. You are able to use the whole pedal stroke, not only the down stroke.  Pulling up and making round circles with your pedaling technique will allow you to keep a higher cruising speed or get up those hills faster with less effort. The sole of a cycling shoe i…

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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 a login and join my community! Also, make sure to keep…

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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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Why I Ride with an iPod, and Don’t Think I’m Stupid

…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 and dub out/delete.  I could ride, ride and ride without listening to the same song twice. For many reasons music was needed fo…

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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. What have you done to your own bike to do this?  None of my bikes are stock, nor have they b…

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Batavus BUB Review : Introduction

…ough to be one of the first bike testers for the prototype Batavus BUB.  The bike we had in for review was a one speed with a coaster brake.  Slowly I’ll be unveiling my own thoughts, along with a friend who is a pretty new cyclist/commuter.  Let’s start with an introduction from a shop called Renaissance Bikes that was our contact for the BUB. Batavus BUB Batavus BUB This pro…

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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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