Tag Archives: maintenance

Eight Simple Steps to Finding Small Bicycle Parts in the Home Workshop

There’s a difference between organizing bicycle parts and finding them. Finding parts is what you want to do. You want those Shimano SPD cleats you bought five years ago because your old ones are finally worn out. Arkel handlebar bag … Continue reading

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Three bits of bicycle knowledge everyone should possess

Bicycle tires naturally lose air If you drive a car and you’re like me, you go weeks, maybe months, before you check tire pressure. Thanks to technology, you don’t even have to remind yourself to get out the air gauge–a … Continue reading

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Bicycle repair: Solving a puzzle without any edge pieces

A bicycle in need of repair is a puzzle. What shifter can you find to go with the freewheel or cassette you have? Is that dirty chain in the junk box a usable takeoff or something for a backyard sculpture? … Continue reading

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Taking a stand: A five-year-old gets his way

The kid may have understood time as an idle train blocking the crossing ahead for no good reason. Continue reading

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Building better signs

It’s fun to ride a gravel bike. Unless, that is, you’re focused on the idea that some roads are really supposed to be blacktop. Like Santa Fe Road in Hallock Township.  Back in the spring, workers turned three sections of … Continue reading

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