Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Arriving via email this week was a very short note from a cycling friend, Kenneth Herrington who is with the Fresno, California Cycling Club. It said, “Just want to let you know. Mark Perkins has published the complete history of the Climb to Kaiser. 700+ … [Read more...] about Monumental History of the Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride Published
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Ornot Cycling Winter Gear Review Roundup
By Sheri Rosenbaum A San Fran apparel company focused on the environment and premium fabrics About a month ago, Trevor from Ornot contacted me asking if I’d like to review their women’s winter gear. Chicago isn’t giving up its winter weather just yet, with only teasing of the 50s and then back below freezing. In fact, as I sit writing this review, it is a blustery 24 … [Read more...] about Ornot Cycling Winter Gear Review Roundup
How far can you bike tour per day?
QUESTION: How far can you bike tour per day? I’m planning to ride a trip self-contained. —Al J. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: Touring self-contained — carrying all your gear on the bike — somewhat affects the number of miles you can ride each day. Those readers who are thinking about touring with sag support, where your gear is transported for you, can likely add a few … [Read more...] about How far can you bike tour per day?
Front Derailleur / Double Chainring Alternatives
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley After last week’s column on Dropped Chains with Chain Keepers a reader named “Phil” and Harvey Miller recommended other ways to deal with the problem of dropped chains, front derailleurs and chain keepers. Which is to do away with the double chainring and front derailleur by going to an alternative system. … [Read more...] about Front Derailleur / Double Chainring Alternatives
How to Fix Loose Bicycle Handlebar Tape or Tape with Gaps
PROBLEM: Your handlebar tape loosens and shows gaps, especially on the top curves just behind the brake levers. SOLUTION: Re-wrap the tape starting at the bar end and finishing near the stem. When tape is wrapped the other way, from the center to the end, your hands push against the overlap along the top curves. This rolls the tape's edges and eventually opens gaps. … [Read more...] about How to Fix Loose Bicycle Handlebar Tape or Tape with Gaps