Category Archives: Equipment

Toward a More Perfect Union: the Wolf Tooth RoadLink Derailleur Hanger Extension

I’ve been making small changes to my Giant Escape gravel grinder over the winter. The latest is the addition of a derailleur hanger extension to get the 10-speed SRAM X9 rear derailleur to play nice with the 11-42 tooth Sunrace … Continue reading

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Day 15. #30daysofbiking

Not a good day to forget the tire pump, but an excellent day to not have a flat. The bike is parked at the top of Miller Hill–just before the road twists down the bluff to meet Hallock Hollow and … Continue reading

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Day 9. #30daysofbiking

The last time I rode with a Kirtland bag on the handlebars, I was looking at brake housing, not derailleur housing. Times change. Craig Burgess–banjo player, recumbent rider, woodworker and, now, Indiana state building commissioner–gave me the bag a while … Continue reading

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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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