March 22, 2018
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We switched to WordPress. All the articles we’ve published since 2001 are still there — they’re just organized a little differently in few categories so they are easier to browse. This week’s Bike of the Week is related to Stan Purdum’s recent article, Living to Ride Another Day. It’s a photo of a broken frame and a bent crank that was the result of getting hit by a car.
Anti-Aging – Benefits of Training with Intensity
Intense exercise produces different physiological benefits than moderate exercise. Here’s why you should incorporate the appropriate types of exercise for you at the appropriate times of the year.
Are Crankarms That Are Too Long Causing Your Knee Pain?
Over the past 18 months, I have collected crank arm length data from my bike fit clients. During the bike fit interview process, most of my clients volunteer that they have had prior bike fits, but they are still in pain. Many have had refits and even been to chiropractors, but are still experiencing knee pain. Most of the issues I have resolved focus on the following (a) wrong cleat placement, (b) wrong saddle position and (c) wrong crankarm length.
174 Hudson Convertible Pannier / Backpack Review
174 Hudson is a new cycling accessory line from Priority Bicycles based in New York City (at 174 Hudson Street). Their first product offering is the Convertible Pannier Backpack.
RBR Readers Respond – Your Tips on Customizing Cassette Gearing
By Jim Langley
Last week, we ran a tech Q & A, based on a question from reader Tom Lowry, who asked whether it’s possible to use cassette gearing combinations other than what’s available from the usual suspects, such as Shimano, Sram and Campagnolo. He wasn’t happy with his Shimano 11-32 cassette and wanted to customize it by changing out the 11 for a 12 and adding a 30-tooth cog between his 28 and 32.
Using a 1200-Lumen Taillight in Daylight
In “Living to Ride Another Day” in the March 8, 2018 Road Bike Rider newsletter about daytime running lights used by cyclist Dave Cardarella on his tandem bicycle, I said that one of his taillights is a “1200 lumen import.” I added that Dave had mounted it “on the left side of the left end of the stoker’s handlebar, on the bottom of the drop so as not to interfere with riding.”
Question of the Week
This week’s question is about bicycle safety and cars.
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