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Chain maintenance is often neglected by most bicyclists. A dirty and under- lubricated chain will wear out faster and will wear out your cogs more quickly. Never-the-less, most cyclists don’t regularly do routine maintenance. Chain maintenance can be quick and simple with the right tools and approach. The chain should be cleaned prior […]
While riding in the Nation’s Triathlon, I noticed a large number of empty Gu packages and other discarded gel wrappers on the course. They were thrown out by triathletes who chose not to put the wrapper back in their jersey pocket or bag after eating the gu.
THESE WRAPPERS CAN CAUSE FLATS.
Out of consideration […]
I discovered the above homemade truing stand in an article at Velonews. It is being used by the Cervelo Team mechanics at the Giro D’Italia. It is made from a steel fork with a second set of fork legs welded to it. The original fork ends are used to hold a front wheel and the additional […]
The above picture was taken by Dave Miller and is found here on Flickr. I have gotten flats from nails in the road but never had the same nail (or screw) puncture a tire twice. However, a dollar bill can be used as a boot or patch for the tire. It should be able to […]
It is a good idea to carry duct tape when you ride, especially during a multi-day tour. You don’t need an entire roll; just wrap about 12 inches of duct tape around a tire lever (as shown in the above picture), a pump or a U-lock. The tape weighs virtually nothing but can very useful for emergency roadside repairs […]« Previous Entries