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Buying a bicycle on your own

You know how to ride a bicycle. Why should buying it be any more difficult? You walk into a shop or browse a website intent on the tangibles: construction, components, brand, color, whether it’s a road bike or recumbent, mountain … Continue reading

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Word on the street: Al Cappello, Portapedal Bike, Tempe, Arizona

“When I get a phone call here, it’s somebody saying, hey, I love the bike, I want to order one for my wife. In architecture it’s hey, one of you guys made a mistake in the dimensions, and it’s a $25,000 mistake. Who’s going to pay for it?” Continue reading

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Word on the street: Bill Tracy, Metro Cyclery, San Diego

“I live in the east part of San Diego County. I drive down the hill from Alpine to El Cajon and then ride the bike in from there. My commute into work is 20 miles one way, and there are a couple-three decent hills in there. For five months I was riding a two-speed Brompton.” Continue reading

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Word on the street: Brad Nauman

“I think that cycling is important for everybody to do, and Bike Peoria seems to have the best grip on the city in terms of getting things done.” –Brad Nauman Continue reading

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Bicycle shop talk: Drew Hagen

“I was like, no, no, not ball peen, you gotta get a claw hammer because you have to strike that thing like a nail. Everyone looks at me like I’m crazy, and I’m like no, no, really–look it up on Sheldon Brown.” Continue reading

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