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Emergency Repairs 101: DIY Tire Boot

There was no doubt that yesterday’s Nashbar lunch ride would be a well-attended, spirited outing. The sun was shining and the temperature was above 70 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in forever. It’s amazing, however, how quickly things can

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Fast Fixes: Tightening a Loose Headset

Have you ever experienced something a little bit off with the front-end handling of your bike? More specifically, is there shuddering/vibrations under front braking? A good place to investigate first is your headset, an often times forgotten but critical component

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Fast Fixes: Pedal Installation Made Easy

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to become a more proficient bicycle mechanic? Being self-sufficient as a home bicycle mechanic is an admirable, practical goal to strive for and one of the many facets of knowledge to master is the

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Fast Fixes: How To Adjust Your Rear Derailleur in 30 Seconds or Less

If you’ve noticed your bike isn’t shifting as smoothly as it used to, or that the bicycle chain is making a loud clattering sound while you’re pedaling, it’s probably because your one of your bike parts, namely your rear derailleur (the part

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Building A Winter Road Bike

Most bikes don’t like the winter. Between the salt, grime, wet, ice, and snow, there’s a lot on the roads that can put some hurt on a bike. For this reason it’s not uncommon for many riders to have a

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