Friday ride 8/23

Friday ride 8/23

It’s rained the last few Fridays, and it’s in the forecast again for this week.  Still, I’m not quite ready to give up.  8 AM, at North, on road bikes.  Just an hour or so.  Come ride before it’s too nasty!

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Cables Are Key to Reliable Shifting

Cables Are Key to Reliable Shifting

Every 3-4 years I have to tackle one of my more challenging bicycle repair tasks: replacing all the cables and housing on our tandem.   Since our Santana tandem has 3 brakes (front and rear rim brakes and a rear hub brake), and bar end ...

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Links for the HMBA Brown County Breakdown

Links for the HMBA Brown County Breakdown

Normally I am a road guy.  My 1983 Trek 850 is now my commuter / Urban Assault Bike.  But our regular off-road specialist was tied up, so I am posting this collection of links for last weekends Brown County Breakdown, attended by over ...

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Friday ride 10/16

Friday ride 10/16

Rain has kept the attendance down the last few weeks–it’s been just me!  This week I’ll be at the shop at 8 AM, and we’ll get a good hour and change in before it’s time for work.  Come on out.

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Bike Tour Routes via Garmin

Bike Tour Routes via Garmin

I promised this post a while ago and just haven’t been on top of it. Very sorry! As I mentioned in my previous posts regarding the tour and, more specifically, equipment, I used a Garmin 705 computer for this trip. I use it in my daily ...

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Mackinaw Island Bikes

Mackinaw Island Bikes

Mackinaw Island is a no-cars zone. They have lots of bikes and lots of horses. If you’re a student looking for a fun summer job on Mackinaw, I suggest applying early. Here’s the bike that the later applicants get to ride in the ...

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Soccer Mom Drives Over Giant Kids Bike – Indianapolis

Soccer Mom Drives Over Giant Kids Bike – Indianapolis

That’s a kinda funny headline. Is the kid a giant? Is the bike enourmous? No, it’s just a kid’s bike made by Giant. For those who don’t know, Giant is the world’s largest manufacturer of bike-shop-quality ...

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Friday ride 10/9

Friday ride 10/9

First of all, the Friday ride is ON for 10/9/09.  Start at 7:45, back at the shop at 9.  Daylight is definitely getting scarce in the morning, so come out and ride while we still can.  There are some showers in the forecast, so ...

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Weekend Riding

Weekend Riding

I was able to get out for a couple of rides over this last chilly, but dry, weekend.   Saturday I rode CIBA’s popular north side Carbos and Caffeine Ride, also known as the "SBR" (Saturday Breakfast Ride).  The SBR ...

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