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Open Forum : Balance Bicycles for Kids

Over at Bike Shop Hub, a site supporter and a darn near close name, the talk of balance bikes was brought back up.  Many thoughts are racing between my ears currently, but before I say anything outlandish or make claims I can’t support by test data, I want to ask you all some questions.

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SRAM Force Brakes, Breaking?

It seems that there are still batches of SRAM Force recalled brakes out there.  Cozy Beehive recalls a recent story of a mechanic installing SRAM Force brakes to a customers bike and they broke under his touch. Before you buy any SRAM Force brakesets, for your sake, go check the date stamp on the brake.  If your brake is within the date range below, SRAM…

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Enduro Sport Clothing

While live in Asheville, NC there seemed to be a issue of rubbing hole into my cycling shorts.   We road every day after work, rain or shine and the sand/rain combo would rub straight through a pair of good shorts.  This is when I started wearing the Enduro Women’s Hummvee short, they lasted and fit very, very, well. Enduro has continued to push their women’s…

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Bicycle Film Festival

While the Bicycle Film Festival has started for 2010 and may have passed your location, this is a amazing event to travel to. Films that inspire, motivate and compel people to chose a bike for life.  Make sure to visit the BicycleFilmFestival.com as they have short YouTube videos of various films. Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when…

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Would You Go To a Skills Camp?

While browsing over the Trek/Gary Fisher bikes I mentioned this morning, I came across the Trek Dirt Series.  These skills camps seem to be held all over the west coast & parts of Canada.  There are women’s only and co-ed versions.   My question goes back to the title of this post, would you goto a skills camp? Around Charlotte There is the Dirt Divas The…

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Women’s Twenty Niner Bikes

Earlier this week it was announced that Gary Fisher as a bicycle brand will be discontinued. Gary Fisher and his bikes aren’t going anywhere, but they will become a “Gary Fisher Collection” for Trek Bikes in 2011. There are pro’s and con’s of this which I won’t bore you of. The biggest pro I want to mention today is Trek’s “Gary Fisher Collection” Twenty Niner…

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Back on Track

Bike Shop Girl is 80% back on track, the last dots to connect are the podcast and the podcast plugin that I have been using.   If you are a wordpress master and have any suggestions on which Podcast plugin works with WordPress 3.0 please let me know. Thanks for your patience, and make sure to ride your bike this weekend!

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Site Outages

Due to upgrading to WordPress Version 3.0, and the template that was on Bike Shop Girl previously not liking the new version… we are having malfunctions!

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Single Speed and Fixed Gear : What It Means for You?

The fixed gear, urban hipster, era seems to be calming a little bit in my area.  This means I can crawl out from behind my wool rock and enjoy riding my preferred style of bikes.  You see I enjoyed single speed mountain biking before pink was the new black, and fixed gear road cycling was part of my off season training for Team Snow Valley…

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Burley Travoy : For Women and Parents

Over at Commute By Bike I have been reviewing a Burley Travoy, a cargo trailer system.    While we are still going through the review process and haven’t put it fully through its paces, I can the trailer does all it says it does and more.

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