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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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Raleigh Hi Life Cyclocross Single Speed Frame

Post Race Bicycle Clean Up

…as to clean up your bike.  Now, this could be the worst thing you are doing for your bike.  If you let your bike sit after a hard ride for days, it doesn’t matter if its dry or very wet, your chain, bearings and others are aching for attention. Steps to Post Ride Bike Check Over Today, I’ll be walking you through what I did after my cyclocross race on Saturday.  Some of these steps may differ depending on what type of riding or condit…

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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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Podcast Episode #5 : Q&A with Cervelo Test Team’s Patricia Schwager

Back in March during the Cervelo dealer show, I had the opportunity to sit in on a question/answer session with Patricia Schwager of the Cervelo Test Team. The audio is a bit low due to the large room and a good amount of people.  Once you get into the interview session, turn up your volume and it will sound much better. Listen Now :  [podcast]http://bikeshopgirl.com/podcast/BSG-Episode5.mp3[/podcast] Listen on iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/…

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Video : Unboxing the Raleigh Clubman

…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 some sections in order to get you through the whole unboxing, which normally takes 45 minutes to an hour. Unboxing Tools The basic tools are used were…

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The Perfect Bike Fit

…benefit of my job is being able to work with many different people and customers on various types of bikes.  The shop I manage is a big player in bike fitting and making sure if you purchase a bike, or your body changes, you will be happy, safe and comfortable on that bike. This leads me to my thought for the day.  Regardless of what type of bike you ride, there is a perfect fit for that bike and yourself.  This fit can also change with time and…

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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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Merchandise on Bike Shop Girl

I’m tentatively going to expand into merchandise and small product sales on Commute By Bike and Bike Shop Girl. But I would like your feedback. What type of things would you purchase through us vs Amazon? Would it be enough to know you are supporting a great resource to purchase that light or bag through us? Let me know what you think and what you would be interested in!…

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Pre-Season Planning

…t important parts of your training program.  If you are a competitive cyclist or athlete, you are aware that off season is slowly ending and pre-season for 2010 is right around the corner.  You also could be like myself, my pre-season started about two weeks ago and I’m two weeks into my first 6 week leg of training. The off-season is time to put your feet up, take in a couple beers and reflect on what you achieved in the past year, or want…

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Batavus BUB Review : Sneak

A small sneak preview of the Batavus BUB that is in for review. Also check out CommuteByBike.com to learn more about the Dutch style of riding….

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