Today's QT is another homegrown one, from Tech Editor Jim Langley. It's probably safe to say that if Jim didn't know this, not many people do. Here's what he wrote: Thanks to the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association I recently learned that all these years I've been using the wrong screwdriver to turn the limit screws on Japanese derailleurs! It turns out that there … [Read more...] about Use the Correct Japanese Standard Screwdriver on Limit Screws
Issue No. 776
Shimano Syncro Shift – Advanced Shifting Technology
By Mitch Rosset Oddly, my exploration into Shimano's Syncro Shift started with a fat bike. I purchased an inexpensive fat bike to see if I would enjoy riding one. The bike was a blast, but when riding the local trails, a frustrating problem arose. Our trails have short, steep downhills that feed into abrupt, steep climbs. Flying down hills on a fat bike was a thrill, but … [Read more...] about Shimano Syncro Shift – Advanced Shifting Technology
Should You Take a Daily Aspirin?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Recent research shows that three years of taking aspirin daily is associated with a small reduction in heart attacks only in people who have had previous heart attacks, but not in those who had not had a previous heart attack (Clin Cardiol, May 2017). Previous studies have shown similar results (Am J Med, Feb 2015;128(2):137-43). People aged 50 to 70 … [Read more...] about Should You Take a Daily Aspirin?
2 Premium Members Tell Why They Support RBR
Editor's Note: I – and the regular voices that come to you each week in RBR Newsletter – are certainly not in it for the money. We're doing our little bit to support cycling in the best way that we can. But we can't do that without you. Our Premium Members – and their financial support – are the lifeblood that keeps RBR going. In their own … [Read more...] about 2 Premium Members Tell Why They Support RBR
Question of the Week
Today's QoW comes to us from Premium Member John Yoder, who wrote the article today titled "Be Prepared to Help Your Fellow Cyclists." (We really need to replenish our stock of Questions! Please submit you own QoW ideas using the Question of the Week Ideas link.) Have you ever had occasion to help another cyclist in distress? … [Read more...] about Question of the Week