Category Archives: Giving up a car

Gorilla Tape Tubeless Conversions

I recently decided to do maintenance on my surly mountain bike. I had not done major work on this since i built it 7 or 8 years ago. So came the work of new tires, hub bearings, pedal rebuild and … Continue reading

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Cycling through the winter

When I tell people that I cycle year round in ALL weather they are most amazed that I’ll ride all winter. For me the most difficult time of year is really the summer. I can only take so many clothes … Continue reading

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Practical Accessories @ LBS

This weekend I was determined to replace my 18 year old cycling specific all weather jacket. I was looking for something that fit trim with a shirt plus fleece, simple, packs small and breathes well. Specifically I was looking for … Continue reading

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Flats

On Friday (probably Thursday really) I got my 3rd flat in 12 months. Besides mountain biking I don’t think I have gotten 3 flats in my entire life. One of the flats was a piece of glass which barely poked … Continue reading

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Bike Maintenance

Friday morning rolled around and I realized that my Brompton had a rear tire flat. I typically have my normal commuter ready to go as a spare. Not today, it was partially apart in the middle of a parts swap … Continue reading

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