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The loneliness of the long-distance water bottle. Co-Motion in Louisville

Larger-diameter tubes keep the bikes from turning into flexible flyers. The visual result, at least to my eye, is super clean. And that’s even though the decals got bigger along with the frame tubes. If nothing else, it makes it easier to know exactly what brand of bicycle is passing you at the Midwest Tandem Rally. Continue reading

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How to park a bicycle with a toe strap

Two of my bicycles have Shimano SPD pedals. The rest have MKS Lambda or other pedals without cleats or toe clips. In spite of that, I still find that a toe strap is still a handy thing to have. Continue reading

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Tire-width experiment on tandem needs more time

8/19/15 update: When I talked with Dwan Shepard at the 2015 Handmade Bicycle Show, he mentioned the Co-Motion Speedster, the bike our custom tandem was based on in 2005, now comes with wider 700 x 35C tires and fender clearance to match. … Continue reading

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Flat tire repair tips from the first 150 ride of the year

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “150 miles? On Wednesday evening? Starting about 6 p.m.?” You’re thinking, “Aren’t you the guy who just wrote the essay about what someone can learn about climbing from a fat guy? Which, as … Continue reading

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The fat guy’s guide to riding a bicycle up a pretty steep hill for him

Fat, fat, fat. There, I said it. So, let’s leave euphemisms aside. For one thing, euphemisms isn’t the easiest word to spell, and we’ve got more important things to do, like climbing the hill to Eagle Tower in Wisconsin’s Peninsula … Continue reading

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What is not gray is not a rental

In a world of gray, red is no longer a royal color—it’s the only color, proof positive that you don’t have to try to stand out to stand out without trying.

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Pulling into Chillicothe

Amtrak cancelled its service to Chillicothe, Illinois, years ago, but the Track Inn, just a couple of doors south of the old station, still provides a stop along the way for travelers of the two-wheeled variety. Track Inn also serves … Continue reading

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