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Small bicycle brake levers for small hands

How appropriate that I’m writing this as Interbike, our industry’s major trade show, is beginning. I hope all the product managers who oversee the design of small brake levers will read this. Let’s face it: there’s a dearth of small

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Georgena Terry Bicycles – Photos of recent bicycles

Georgena Terry Bicycles Coto Doñana Tour

2015 has been a wonderful year for taking orders for my Georgena Terry bicycles. That translates into meeting lots of super people who love to ride their bicycles! These women are doing all kinds of neat things on their bikes. From

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Elk Pass 26” road tire (32-559)

Compass Bicycles recently introduced a new 26” x 1.25” (32-559) tire, the Elk Pass. I purchased a pair to see if they would live up to my expectations. After riding them for over 700 miles on paved and dirt roads,

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How to Store Your Bicycle for Winter

Here are some tips on how to store your bicycle for winter. Before you put it away, clean and wax the frame clean the wheel rims and spokes clean and lube the chain replace the handlebar tape — it’s probably

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Cycling and Wind

Mr. Wind

Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes. ~ A.A. Milne A friend and I were riding the other day and joking around about how wind is “wind” in winter, but in summer, it’s just a “breeze.”

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Bicycle Tire Tools: It’s all about the leverage

Crank Brothers Speedier Lever

I hear from lots of women whose hands just aren’t strong enough to cope with tight fitting tires. It’s scary to think you might get stuck with a flat tire and not be able to get it off the rim.

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Beginning of Season Bike Maintenance Checklist

If you’re like many of us who live in the frozen north, your bike has been sitting around for weeks waiting patiently for you. While you still have a few weeks of quiet time on your hands, there are a

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Hamstrings and Cyclists

Before a customer purchases a bike from me, I ask her to complete a questionnaire that covers everything from measurements of herself and her current bike, her cycling aspirations and her flexibility. If you’ve followed the evolution of fitting techniques,

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A small bicycle for a small rider

One of the joys of my business is when I can help a rider find unique solutions to her problems so she can achieve her cycling goals. The Goal: Ride the Seattle to Portland Classic. 200 miles in two days

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Designing a bike around a 24″ wheel

Bicycle with 24" wheel

Recently I was contacted by a customer who was concerned that my bikes using a 24” front wheel/700c rear wheel design were flawed. Wouldn’t the design put pressure on the neck and shoulders because the 24” bicycle wheel made the

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