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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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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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Different Types of Pedals

…ys.  The three top types of pedals are the following : Platform Pedals These are the pedals you have been using since the big wheel.  The are flat, sometimes with small grip pegs sticking out.  These do not require any special shoes, are the easiest to use and are also the least effecient of the pedals listed. Toe Clips and Straps Take the above platform pedal, and and a cage with strap.  These can be tightened down on your shoe to give you som…

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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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Lab-Gear 99 : Full Review

…a few of their new woman’s line, 99.  Today we are going to go over the pro’s and con’s, as well as share some photos of the different shirts we reviewed.  First, make sure to read our preview from December. The Process One thing very unique about Lab-Gear was the process of ordering these garments.  You go through a whole build out picking sizing, color weighs, and options.  The options include a GT Stripe (racing stripe,) thumb hol…

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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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The Best of the Best : Bike Trainers

This morning I was, brutally, reminded that some areas of the country are still in the freezing cold and in the need of bike trainers.  There are other reasons to ride a trainer outside of weather.  Including dedicated training intervals, warming up at races and even darkness can force us inside on the dreaded trainer. The New York Times recently published an article on various bike trainers that a woman tested for 90 minutes at a time.  The art…

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Turn That Light On, Even in the Day

There are reasons that daytime running lights have become standard on many cars, they add safety.   It would be obvious to cyclist to add this extra level of safety to their daily bike rides, even during the daylight. A Customer’s Story Two years ago a good customer of the bike shop I was managing was literally run over by a car.  She was on a quiet road during the mid day, with 4 open lanes around her.  The customer is now healthy and abl…

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em:pwr kit

Time to Join em:pwr cycling

…217;s time to make this official.  We’ve been talking about em:pwr cycling for the past month, we’ve secured some sweet sponsors and its ready to launch!  Please read below for all the perks of joining, or the “elevator pitch.”   Our initial order is closed, but we’ll be doing a reorder ever 3-4 months depending on needs. Please email me girly@bikeshopgirl.com if you want to be on the to order list! em:pwr cycling is

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