By Jim Langley Tapes Then and Now I’ve taped thousands of handlebars since 1970 when I first went to work in bike shops. First, we used mostly Hunt-Wilde vinyl bar tape and Tressostar cloth. Both are still available if you look hard enough and/or don’t mind buying on eBay.com. During the huge bike touring craze from the mid-'70s and into the '80s, an interesting foam slip-on … [Read more...] about Tips & Tricks for Taping Handlebars
Issue No. 764
Editor's Note: As many RBR articles do, this one arose from correspondence with a reader who posed an interesting question, an answer to which I sought out from another RBR reader with specific expertise in the area. This issue has to do with legal liability in leading rides – both informal and "organized." It's something that almost all of us roadies has been … [Read more...] about Does an Informal Ride Organizer Have a Duty to Riders?
Today's QoW is another from our own Coach David Ertl. Just like last week's asking readers about your possible move to disc brakes, this one also touches on what your next bike might (or might not) include. NOTE: you may find this Question under Past Questions of the Week on the QoW page. (We really need to replenish our stock of Questions! Please submit you own … [Read more...] about Question of the Week