Category Archives: Equipment

The $14-thousand-dollar bike rack

On average I buy a car every 10.5 years. I don’t do it because I like cars, or because I believe cars are an unmitigated good, or because Jesus would drive a car if everyone else did. (I have nothing … Continue reading

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Nitto Technomic handlebar stem

This isn’t my first go-round with the Technomic. Continue reading

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Day 20. 30 Days of Biking

Standard disclaimer: I sell bicycles and accessories, including the water bottle cage mentioned in today’s note. I also drink coffee and beer, though rarely at the same time, and change flat tires as quickly as possible so customers can return … Continue reading

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Day 18. 30 Days of Riding

When I was in my early 20s, I was sure I knew everyone in Peoria who carried a bike on the roof of their car. It’s possible: Peoria was a pretty small place back then. There was the bike shop, … Continue reading

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Day 16. 30 Days of Biking

Snow. Again. The bluebirds sat heavy on the deck rail this morning, waiting for the mealworms that magically appear whenever the door to the deck opens. (Do they hang around to see their benefactor distribute the goodies? No. They do … Continue reading

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Day 14. 30 Days of Biking

Wherein our hero resolves to withhold any complaint about the weather until the last sentence. Continue reading

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Day 13. 30 Days of Biking

One reason to ride a bike that’s too big? To test the wheels you installed for a friend. And the good thing about riding that bike? You don’t have to pedal it far to confirm it works. I’ve built and … Continue reading

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