Don’t Buy A New Road Bike, Change The Wheels

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    Don’t Buy A New Road Bike, Change The Wheels

    Want to go faster for longer? Don’t buy a new road bike, change the wheels. It could be single best upgrade you make to your bike, and will show results when you ride, straight away. Investing in a new bike in the hope you will be able to increase your average speed might work, but […]

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    The 15 Types Of Cyclists We All Hate

    Everyone hates cyclists. Even Cyclists hate cyclists. Of course this is a problem on a website about, and for bikes. There’s a real possibility the list could end up with nothing more than why cyclists rule the world, and people in cars are all morons. But nothing could be further than the truth. Because when […]

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    7 Exercise Benefits of Real Bikes vs. Stationary Bikes

    Do you feel that burn in your thighs while riding your bike every day? This is a guarantee when you are a cyclist. You’re always going to get a great work out in the process of enjoying your favorite hobby. Everyone knows how good cycling is for your health. However a lot of people who […]

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    How To Do Winter Road Bike Training With Rollers (Forget the Stationary Bike Stand)

    I still have the beautiful Italian made rollers that I saved up for in my 20s, and also a wind trainer (a rear wheel stabilized in a truss). But more regarding equipment later. I live in an area that has on average 4 meters of snowfall each winter and temperatures routinely get down below -18 […]

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    The Ultimate Guide To Knowing If You’re Slacker Bike Commuter

    It was Bill Gates that said: “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” That right there is the very essence of what it means to Slacker bike commute. Is this the really the ultimate Slackers guide to bikes and bike […]

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    How To Do Cycling Recovery Like a Pro (5 Best Muscle Recovery Foods)

    Just give me some food Some of us have been there, (I know I have) just finished with a long ride, raiding the pantry, refrigerator, anything to satisfy that deep hunger caused from an extended stretch in the saddle. While it is no doubt important to refuel our bodies after a long ride, some foods […]

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    How to Measure a Bike Frame and Determine Your Bike Size

    Bike fitting and sizing is something we have all had trouble with. Even the best fitters in the world who work with all the best triathletes and professional racers at one time did not know their saddle was too high or their frame too small. Now they use laser levels and special electronics to determine […]

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    How To Build Your Own Bike (And Why You Should Do It)

    So in this article I want to begin with the “how” part. If you have read any of my other articles you will know that I truly believe the bike is a utilitarian machine. It is easy to work on, fun to customize, and even more fun to ride around. Sure there are plenty of […]

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    How to Choose The Right Bike Work Stand For Your Bike Repair Needs

    The bicycle is a utilitarian machine. It is easy and fun to ride, low cost to operate, and relatively easy to repair. Are you tired of paying for what seems like something you could do yourself? Interested in giving it a go? Well then let’s start right here and I’ll help you on your way […]

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    The Best Way to Lock Your Bike (And The Top 10 Best Bike Locks)

    Bikes are simultaneously the coolest thing about being human and at times the most frustrating. Did you remember your lock, your lights…your rain gear? These are things cyclists are constantly forgetting or worrying about. In this article I am going to give you the best ideas for protecting your bike from all the would be […]

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    10 Pro Bike Commuting Tips (How to Really Commute to Work)

    Fellow commuters, I want to tell you something that you will rarely hear from drivers, pedestrians, public transit passengers, and politicians; thank you. Your commitment to pedaling to work every day contributes in big ways to improving the health and well-being of our communities. As someone who recognizes the valuable contributions you are making every […]

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    How It Really Is To Manage a Bike Rental Shop (And Why I Quit)

    Managing a bike rental shop isn’t a whole lot different from managing anything else. It has its successes and shortfalls, it has tough customers and curious tourists, and there are always going to be good employees and bad employees. All in all it is pretty simple. As a manager I am basically given a budget […]

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    How to Plan A Cycling Training Program For Disabled Children

    I teach a bicycle mechanics program to children and teens with developmental and mental disabilities. My knowledge of bicycle mechanics stems first from my love of riding bicycles. I began commuting by bike in college 8 years ago and I have been doing it ever since. While moving around the country I was constantly taking […]

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    5 Best Tips to Hot Weather Cycling and Summer Cycling

    Summer might be over for us, but worry not. Come spring, the heat wave will begin again. Not every part of the country is lucky enough to have proper seasons though. Some parts, such as Texas, are going through a tough time with a lot of humidity and a full-blown heat wave sweeping across the […]

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    How To Choose a Dog Carrier or Dog Trailer For Your Bike

    If you love biking, and you also have a dog, then the chances are you will never get the 2 of then to mix well together. With all those moving parts, and dogs being what they are; trying to hold a leash with one hand, a handlebar with the other, and not being pulled off […]

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    Top 34 Indoor Cycling Mistakes (What Are You Doing Wrong?)

    The class starts in minutes. You’re new at this type of thing. A crowd assembles at the door. Some of them seem to know each other. Wasn’t this supposed to be a beginner’s class? Why does everyone seem to be talking to each other like they already know what they’re doing? Why does everyone have […]

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    10 Old People Who Will Inspire You To Never Stop Biking

    When he was 19, one of my friends biked everywhere. He biked to basketball practice, to class, to nights out, and to his part-time job. He even rode the 15 miles to the nearest decent mountain bike trail so he could spend the day going up and down the side of the hill trails all […]

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    Dave Sherry is Britain’s most hated cyclist

    Dave Sherry is being called ‘Britain’s most hated cyclist’ and ‘the most hated man on two wheels’. He is being called these things because he films drivers breaking road laws on his daily commute. Video from his three helmet cameras have secured convictions for 70 drivers so far – and more are sure to come […]

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    Why You Need to Worry About Road Bike Sizing and Fitting

    Having the knowledge of bike sizing can be quite helpful in selecting the right bike for your pleasurable and comfortable ride. If the right size is chosen, the bike can run faster and will be easier to handle. Categories and sizes Road bikes’ frames could be made from aluminium, steel, carbon fiber and titanium. The […]

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    Winter Cycling in Ottawa, Canada – How to Commute All Year Round

    Winter cycling offers the opportunity to retain, and even enhance, your cycling skills over the whole year. There are very few days during the winter in which cycling becomes impossible. If your able to cross-country ski, then your ready to cycle. The secret to successful winter cycling is when your able to stay warm and […]

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    This is Why You Are Cycling Slower in the Winter

    There is frequently much discussion as to why we cycle slower in winter than in summer. There are several reasons put forward for this often observed phenomena, some of which are well reasoned and some of which are pure nonsense. Why Slower? Some of the reasons put forth for slowness in winter are as follows: […]

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    Pam Blalock’s 5 Best Tips to Winter Cycling

    A lot of people have ask me how I can possibly ride through a New England winter. Dressing properly for the weather certainly has a great deal to do with my enjoyment of it, but I have to admit that I also really get a kick out of the looks on people’s faces when I […]

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    Winter Cycling Techniques for Any Kind of Snow and Ice

    There are certain common techniques that seem to be useful in many varieties of snow and ice. If you are new to icebiking you may find the collected experiences of dozens of other icebikers from all over the world useful in your first year. These tips were garnered from the mailing list topics. You will […]

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    Ice Biking – How to do Winter Cycling in Ice and Snow

    Why do we ride in the winter? I’m frequently asked as I walk into a pub or movie theater, “aren’t you cold?”. I just smile warmly and say “nope”. Nearly every day coworkers used to ask if I had taken my bike, thinking “its worse weather than yesterday, there’s no way he rode his bike” […]

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    This Is How Flying with A Bike Should Be Done

    Sometimes you may need to fly from one location to another with your bike in tow. Don’t worry: you will gain two approaches to flying your bike without any hassles here. There are some preparations you will have to make if you don’t want to experience any difficulties in achieving this aim. At the end […]