Category Archives: Equipment

Wherein the person awheel comes dangerously close to dissing all that was holy and good. 30 days of biking, #28

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” —1 Corinthians 13:11 __ When I rode seriously, I … Continue reading

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Drop in, load up, carry on. 30 days of biking, #26

The new handlebar bag is here! The new handlebar bag is here! I’m somebody! I’m somebody with a second made-in-Canada bag from Arkel. The first one is the large bag; this is the small one. I got the small bag … Continue reading

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Working in the margins. 30 days of biking, #25

You’re looking at junk. That’s what I thought, too. I thought it was a green and white bike. Then I peeled off the decals. Nope, it’s a white bike. I kept looking at it and realized the only thing wrong … Continue reading

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Gearing up for spring. 30 days of biking, #22

Just realized this Giant Escape is the first 10-speed I’ve owned since a Motobecane Champion Team in the late ’70s. The Giant has one chainring and a cassette with 10 cogs. One times 10 equals 10. The Moto had two … Continue reading

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Mr. Fix-it #2. 30 days of biking, #20

When troubleshooting bicycle-related issues, keep the word related in mind. It’s easy to focus on equipment to the exclusion of all else. Like a couple of days ago when I was listening to a rider talk about his power meter. … Continue reading

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