By Jim Langley Jim’s Tech Talk Last week I told how to regrease a couple of popular pedals, Look’s Classic and Max clipless models. I mentioned that I didn’t have the right tool to fit the pedals and couldn’t find the one Look makes to order, either. And I said that I decided to use regular old pliers to take the pedals apart, protecting the pedals by slipping little … [Read more...] about One of the Mechanic’s Mindsets I Admire the Most
by Arnie Baker, M.D. For many, riding with others improves the enjoyment of cycling. In addition, you can learn more about your bicycle from more experienced cyclists. Riding requires safety. Group riding requires a cycling-specific etiquette. Here are the essentials of bicycling etiquette for group rides: … [Read more...] about Group Cycling Etiquette: Guide to Dealing with Group Bike Rides
By Coach John Hughes Training stress + rest = training success When asked how to improve Eddy “the Cannibal” Merckx put it simply, “Ride more!” Merckx was the most successful professional racer of all time. Merckx achieved 525 victories over his eighteen-year career. He won the Tour de France five times, the Tour of Italy five times, the Tour of Spain, all the spring … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: How Should a Beginning Cyclist Train?
A correct bike fit makes a huge difference when it comes to speed, comfort while riding and avoiding injuries. Here are some tips to consider to make sure your fit is correct. Wind-tunnel tests have proven that being narrow on the bike is much more important than being low. Most of us can improve efficiency the most simply by keeping legs and arms in line with our bodies, … [Read more...] about 10 Quick Bicycle Fit Tips
PROBLEM: Nuts, you got a flat. But once the tire is off and the tube is out, you can't see anything that caused the puncture. SOLUTION: This is worrisome because if something sharp is hidden in the tire tread, it'll quickly pop the new tube. … [Read more...] about How to Find Out What Caused Your Flat Bicycle Tire