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How to spend as little of your own money on a new bicycle as possible

Don’t spend any money Walking is about as close to free transportation as it gets. If it was good enough for Thoreau… Don’t buy a new bicycle Can you adjust brakes and gears? Overhaul bearings? Recognize frame and wheel defects? … Continue reading

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Remembering a two-speed bicycling past

In retrospect, I can see that each of the first few bicycles I owned represented yet another step toward the pinnacle of bicycledom, the Motobecane Team Champion. The very first machine was a dark-blue, solid-tired convertible (removable top tube). The … Continue reading

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