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Bicycle Suspension Service

As more and more folks are realizing the benefit of a well set up full suspension you see less hardtails on the trail and more full squish. What I see a lot in the shop is people completely ignoring their suspension until it is to the point of needing a costly replacement. Remember the happier your bike is the better it will ride.

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Top 5 Online Resources for Women

When I created Bike Shop Girl a few months back it was mainly out of frustration for the lack of information that is readily available for women.   The basics are out there, but you have to be a Google Jedi Master to find the right answers, and often you are left with half-assed ones that only confuse you more.  My goal for this site has…

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Top 5 Ways to Personalize Your Bike

Personalizing your bike can be one of most rewarding and fun you’ll have with your bike, after riding it of course. Step One : Bike fitting One of the most important things after you pick out your new bike is to make sure it fits you well.  Find a reputable bike fitter in your area, or make the trip to come see me.  A good…

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Open Forum : DIY Projects

Originally, I posed this question over at CommuteByBike.com, with amazing feedback, but want to include all the ladies that may not read a commuting targeted blog. Every so often I’ll be coming to you, the readers, to learn what exactly you want to covered.   Hopefully this will keep you all engaged and excited about the Commute By Bike content.  If you see the words “Open…

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How to : Weekly Safety Check

We’ve hit upon the preventative maintenance and how to lube your chain so now is that weekly safety check that all riders should know how to do.

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What is a Scrader Valve or Presta Valve?

When you ride a bicycle it will come to a point that you’ll need to inflate your tires.  Soon, I’ll be going over how to change a flat, different types of pumps and what makes a tire tubeless, tubular or standard.  For today we will be starting very basic and figuring out which valve you have and why you need to know. A schrader valve…

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Preventative Maintenance

You’re riding your bike often now and you’re wondering what you need to do to keep it up, right?  Maybe not but let’s pretend for the moment that you want to keep your bike ready, out of the bike shop and embracing the greasy ways of working on your own bike.

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Basics : Your First MTB Ride

When you mention mountain biking to a lady that hasn’t tried it before.. you will most likely get a look of horror and confusion.  The sport, growing but not quick enough, is quickly growing for the ladies in the sport.  Across the US there are ladies only mountain bike clubs popping up, allowing you to learn and experience the trails with skill clinics, and other…

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