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Can I Wear Guys Cycling Shorts?

The easy answer to the question “Can I wear guys cycling shorts?” Yes! The hidden answer after that is, as long as they fit you. For a very long time women were lucky to have various types of moderate level shorts.  There has been a few companies that come to mind that have been doing women’s cycling shorts well. These companies are : Pearl Izumi,…

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Batavus BUB Review : Introduction

A quick introduction was posted over at CommuteByBike.com to introduce the Batavus BUB I had teased about a couple weeks ago.  The BUB is a watered down version of most Batavus bikes.  It’s for the person wanting a true city bike but not all the bells and whistles like full chain guard and generator lights. We are fortunate enough to be one of the first…

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Preventative Maintenance : Lube Your Chain

Proper technique in lubing your chain will help prolong the life of your drive train also a clean bike is a happy bike!! 1. Pick a lube.  There are dozens and dozens of decent lubes out there depending where you ride.  I could write a whole post about the different lubes and when/where to use them.  For now consult a good riding buddy or a…

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Wednesday Round Up

Cyclelicious reports on 3 different recalls for the day from Felt Bikes, Burley Trailers and Nirve Bikes. Velo Orange has photos of their prototype mixte’s that will be available early 2010. The Safe Routes to School Conference started today in Portland.  Follow BikePortland on twitter for more updates. Chic Cyclist gives her impression of the bike share program in Paris called Velib.

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What’s in Your Bag?

A common question seems to be : What’s in your bicycle bag? The bag they are referring to could be my seat bag found under most of my saddles, one of my messenger type bags slung over my back on the way to work or the store, or maybe my Camelbak on the way to the local mountain bike trail.

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Basics: Bike Riding with Children

Involving your kids with cycling can be a very rewarding thing, if handled with safety and including confidence inspiring drills.  I hope to touch base on your basics, safety and how to continue to grow with your children and bike riding.

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Basics : Cycling Computers

There is a great accessory for your bike called a bike computer or cyclometer.   Like a cars dashboard it can tell you many things about your speed, average, time and even get into more detailed things like cadence*, heart rate or incline.  The computer works on your bike by either a cable running from the computer head unit on your handlebar/stem area down your bike…

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Urban Outfitters Bike Shop

The popular store, Urban Outfitters has seemed to have teamed up with Republic Bike to offer Republic’s popular under $400 singlespeed/fixed gear wheels.  What makes this bike popular?  The price and the fact you can change almost every part on the bikes color.  A good time waster is to press “Random” to see what color options it comes up with for me.

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Everyday Cycling Clothing

Our poll last week to answer the question “Do You Wear Cycling Clothing” had a great response and one of the common questions were what can I wear if I don’t want to be caught dead outside in skin tight spandex?  There are many clothing options out these days that aren’t skin tight and do a great job of keeping you dry and comfortable but…

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Wrapping Your Handlebars

After playing most the weekend with video editing and voice overs, I decided to continue learning and pull YouTube video’s from TriSports for your viewing pleasure. (The guy isn’t bad looking either.) Here is a great video on wrapping road handlebars: A couple notes from my personal experience : Go slow Make sure to overlap half way as you go around the bar Have all…

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