Tag Archives: fixed gear

Day 28. 30 Days of Biking

When you’re out on the county grid, surfing the monocultures of soon-to-be soybeans and corn, it can look pretty bleak. Those straight lines on paper and Google Maps? They’re straight lines in real life, too. But only if you disregard … Continue reading

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Day 26. 30 Days of Biking

Takes 41 minutes to get from Bushwhacker to Dunlap along the Rock Island Greenway/Rock Island Trail. At least it’s 41 minutes if you are me, and you end up booking it. Riding the Bianchi Pista today, past dogs on long … 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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Running fixed gear with vertical dropouts: the Trek 2300

How do you turn a bike with vertical dropouts into a fixed-gear machine? I used Eric’s Eccentric Eno hub from White Industries. Continue reading

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Please remain pedaling at all times…

The Lazy Radonneur, a great page for insights into the Bike Friday tikit, New World Tourist and equipment for other active sports, just posted very sharp pictures of a three-speed, fixed-gear tikit.

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