When you get a flat, make sure you check not only the tire for burrs, pokes, nails and bits of glass, but also the rim & rimtape for damage, holes and rough bits. I’m on my fourth tube since swappingRead more → Handy Bike Tip #1
Dropped a chain
Which is quite an accomplishment on a singlespeed, I contest. In fairness, it’s been sagging a bit for over a week now, so the blame falls entirely on me. I was dodging and weaving through the detritus left on PackardRead more → Dropped a chain
First Ride on the Snow Tires!
As it snowed yesterday, I realized it was time to step out to the LBS and pick up a new pair of tires for the winter haul. I picked up a set of Kenda Small Block 8s and got themRead more → First Ride on the Snow Tires!
Gas Prices Down, Yet Drivers Still Cranky — Must Be Something Else
With the recent plummet in gas prices, one might think that commuters saddled with the burden of paying for it would be in, collectively, a rosier mood. Not so, says an encounter I had this morning at Fourth & William.Read more → Gas Prices Down, Yet Drivers Still Cranky — Must Be Something Else
Yesterday was my first commute on the new Sutra-framed build I recently had done at Wheels in Motion. Totally awesome. It was a bit of a drawn-out experience at first, but once I started working with Marc, things came togetherRead more → New Bike!
The last few weeks, I’ve been commuting on Emilie’s somewhat undersized mountain bike. First, I should point out that it’s WAY faster than it looks. Which isn’t saying a lot, but the effect is still a bit alarming. It’s also,Read more → Phantom Aerobars