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The Case Against Bicycle Repair Nihilism

You need to take care of your bicycle!  I know that not caring about anything is cool, but you’re not an angsty high schooler anymore, and your apathy is more lazy than hip.  Also, you’ve seen The Breakfast Club enough times to know that even Judd Nelson cares in the end.  So pretend your bicycle […]

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Take Advantage of Bicycle Co-ops

Bicycle co-ops (and collectives) are an invaluable resource while on tour. As not everyone knows what a co-op is, or what they do, I’d like to first lead you on a guided meditation to bring you into their magical world. Close your eyes and have the person next to you read this aloud: You are […]

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Boring Bikes for Better Tours

Touring is not like other cycling, so different equipment rules apply.  Instead of always leaning towards lightweight, fancy components, it can be advantageous to stick to slightly overbuilt and commonplace parts.  Carbon frames with ultralight components are great for a road bike, but how would they handle 2,000 fully loaded miles?  Hydraulic brakes are a […]

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Keeping Warm on Winter Rides

Now that we’re firmly held in winter’s icy grip, many people will feel the urge to put their bikes in storage for a few weeks.  Resist this urge!  Winter riding can be invigorating fun, and on top of that, it will help you to better appreciate the nice riding weather we have for most of […]

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New Year, New Gear: Fixies are Out, Velocipedes are In

Hey, tight pants, you still riding a fixie?  Get with it, bro.  It’s 2015, and that means it’s the year of the velocipede.  Sure, you already have no gears and no brakes, but it’s time to up your cycling game and go no-chain.  That’s right, with a pede, you don’t have to worry about chains […]

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Silva Cycles porteur rack

We first saw this on Instagram last week, and have been crushing hard since on this front rack modification that Silva Cycles out of Campbell California is doing. Bronson, Tony and the crew are modifying the already amazing front rack made by Surly into a classic porteur style rack. Enabling it to carry substantially more on the […]

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Bicycle Coalition Needs to Shift to Higher Gear

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of this website. The Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has made a number of missteps recently, most recently their uncritical support of the now-stalled Project 250 Velodrome. Their leadership was […]

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Philly Bike Share + Independence Blue Cross = Indego

This morning, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the title sponsor for Philadelphia’s bike share program. Philly Bike Share, now called Indego will be a sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. They will contribute about $1.7 million each year for the next five years as title sponsor. This is a big first step in launching the program in Spring […]

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Squeezing it in

I’m a business owner, I’m renovating a house, I’m a father of two and a husband of one. Oh, and I’m a mountain biker. In my head, I’m a mountain biker ahead of one or two of these definitions of myself, thus the mental and physical juggling act that ensues when faced with life’s pressures. […]

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1st ever Sly Fox Cyclocross: #Winning for everyone

The air was crisp and fresh in the grass parking lot at Sly Fox Brewing Company at 7:30am on a peaceful Sunday morning. Just a few hours later, the serene scape around the beer garden would turn into an all-out bike, beer, and heckle-fest otherwise known as a cyclocross race. Across the states, attendance in […]