By Rick Schultz Over a decade ago, bicycle component manufacturers started moving from steel to titanium. At the time, they didn’t understand that titanium is a notch sensitive metal. The first pedals to use titanium for the spindles (axles) snapped and several cyclists were seriously injured. Several years ago, a friend who was a bike shop owner got a pair of titanium … [Read more...] about Titanium (Quick-Release) Skewers – How Safe Are They, Are They Worth It?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley I’ve been a member of our local bike club, the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club since I moved here in 1982. Good members make a good club, so when I’m asked to contribute something I try to help. And this time, I think what I was asked to provide will interest you, too. Our club newsletter editor, Grace Voss, asked if I'd like to write an … [Read more...] about Staying Safe from Distracted Drivers and Those with Negative Attitudes