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Why are road bikes so expensive? One of the primary culprits is the STI shifter (pictured above). Virtually all road bikes manufactured today, especially those from the top companies (Trek, Specialized, Bianchi, Cannondale etc) have STI shifter from either shimano or campagnolo . These shifters are complex and expensive components. I love the advantages of […]
Cyclists need to drink water during a ride. Not drinking can lead to diminished performance, dehydration and more serious health problems. As a result, cyclists are big drinkers of bottled water and regularly drink from plastic bottles (even if they fill those bottles from the tap). However bottled water has environmental and health consequences. Drinking […]
The Tour Of Lombardy or Giro Di Lombardia took place today and was won by Damiano Cunego. You can watch the race on Versus TV on Sunday or at http://www.steephill.tv/. You can also see excellent photos of the race at Graham Watson’s website by clicking on the image above. The classic one day race marks the end […]
You never know what you’ll find on Craigslist. Scanning the ads during this past week, I found a few bicycle gems.
Just ’cause you don’t own it doesn’t mean that you can sell it - “I warned my co-worker that if he left his bike in my office one more time that I would put it on […]
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? This philosophical question can apply to this blog. I enjoy both the creative outlet of writing it and the interaction with the readers. However, technorati.com rates me as blog number 457,075 (a significant improvement over several months back […]« Previous Entries