Category Archives: Equipment

Les confessions du snob de selle

Every once in a while, you realize your imagination has its limits. Your flexible mind, capable of intuiting many potential solutions to the same challenge, is faced with something that cannot, in any way, be a solution to that challenge. … Continue reading

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Review while parked: Click-Stand

I have bikes with kickstands and without. The Click-Stand is the parking solution for bikes without a standard kickstand–like my tandem. Continue reading

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Bicycle tires: The opposite of supple is ok, too.

Sometimes there is such a thing as free tires. And that’s not a bad thing. Not bad at all. Thanks, Larry. Continue reading

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In the shop: Austro-Daimler Vent Noir

In the mid-to-late 1970s, an Austrian bicycle manufacturer went upscale in hopes of capturing the enduring loyalty of bicycle enthusiasts. Steyr-Daimler-Puch made it to the 1990s before disappearing into the parts bins of several other corporations. The company goes back to a gun maker in … Continue reading

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Beer-view review. Flatlander mirror

I bought my Flatlander mirror during the 2015 Midwest Tandem Rally in Rockford, Illinois, though Mike Hauptman sells most of his mirrors through Etsy. Continue reading

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Filling a hole with money. Or, two-buck luck

Dear Sir: While the bald rear tire of my tandem still holds air, I will tell you what a dandy duct-tape product you make. Continue reading

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Fat times three. You’ll want to sit down for this

Shut down the radio telescopes. We’ve discovered a sign of alien life right here on earth. Continue reading

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