By Jim Langley Jim’s Tech Talk This is the second article on repairing bent derailleur hangers. In part one we covered common ways they’re bent and the shifting problems caused by bent hangers. And we recommended derailleurhanger.com as a good source for finding the correct replacement hanger for frames with bolt-on hangers (most frames today). We also went into … [Read more...] about Fixing Bent Derailleur Hangers Part 2: Using a Professional Hanger Alignment Tool
By Rick Schultz A short tech tip to consider if you install your own replacement wheel bearings and they don’t spin as well as the original bearings. The bearing manufacturers understand that the industry uses different tolerances, so they have come up with a solution called Internal Clearance. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Check Internal Clearance When Replacing Wheel Bearings
By Coach John Hughes Endurance exercise is a relatively long ride at a conversational pace. But is this important in the winter when it’s hard to log outdoor miles and hours on the trainer suck? Probably not if you use Merriam-Webster’s definition of endurance: “The ability to withstand hardship or adversity especially: the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Is Winter Endurance Exercise Important?
By Brandon Bilyeu Hot! Ample stretch is non-restrictive Super comfortable chamois Balanced warmth and breathability Thigh cargo pockets Drop tail for nature breaks Reflective elements Not! Sizing inconsistent across PI products Cost: Expedition Thermal Bib Tight: $185 How obtained: review sample from company Available: online, … [Read more...] about Pearl Izumi Expedition Thermal Cycling Bib Tight Review
QUESTION: What does “no-drop ride” mean? My bike shop has a list of group rides, and they describe some of them that way in parentheses. —Jeff T. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: It’s a ride where nobody gets left behind, no matter how slow a rider they are. If you are a new rider or even a long-time cyclist but one who usually rides alone or pedals at moderate speeds, no-drop … [Read more...] about What does “no-drop ride” mean?