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Pro Tip: Hauling and Treating Questionable Water

There are lot of photos of my left hand and arm in this post. But if you look closely, you’ll see a couple of bikes. Some bicyclists do need to carry water — a few yards, or even miles from where the water will be consumed. It’s the way of the world, but maybe not […]

Biopsies and Bicycle Saddles

Pretty weird title for an article, eh? Doesn’t sound like two things which would have anything to do with each other, does it? Oh, but they have a lot to do with each other, at least as far as my own health is concerned, and it will take me a little bit to explain. I […]

More DIY Studded Tires and Winter Riding Tips (Roundup)

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about these DIY snow tires using zip ties. One of our readers, Matt, gave it a try. “The zip-tie thing was a complete bust for me,” he wrote in the comments. “All of them snapped on the way home.” Disappointing as was that news, there are still DIY […]

Q&A – Surly Big Dummy

In the mailbag this week : Phil is wondering if the Surly Big Dummy is worth the money, owners of the Big Dummy give him input? Hello there! I was just checking out your website and I wonder if maybe you ever checked out Riding The Spine .com.  Three hardy souls modified these bike somewhat […]

Tools for Normalizing the Bike Commute

Come on now.  I know that you think of yourself as a bike commuter. But all too often something gets in the way. As a small business owner who also likes calling himself a bike commuter, I’ve become quite familiar with all of the reasons (excuses) that it often seems much easier to take the […]

Fender Installation

Originally I was going to go through fender installation, for you my fine readers.  While searching the internet I ran across several great resources to install different types of fenders. Planet Bike’s Freddy Fender Install Honjo Aluminum Fenders, drill required. Velo Orange explains how to install their own, and Honjo fenders.