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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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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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How Important is the Bicycle Standover Height?

Bicycle Standover Height

The bicycle standover height is really important! If you can’t stand over the top tube without touching it, you run the risk of hurting yourself when you stop quickly. If the top tube is higher than you are, i.e. you

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Saddle Height — What’s Right?

Correct Amount of Bend in Knee

Finding the correct saddle height for your bike is critical for a good fit and healthy knees. Here are some popular methods. You’ll need to know your barefoot inseam for the first two. To calculate it, put a thin book

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Book Review: Wonder Wheels by Eileen Sheridan

Eileen Sheridan

In 1956, British cyclist Eileen Sheridan published her autobiography, Wonder Wheels. She was just over thirty years old, but she had already broken 21 records of the Womens’ Road Records Association for place-to-place and long distance rides. Imagine riding 874

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A trip to NYC

Last week, I had fun doing a “meet and greet” at EMS in SoHo in New York City. I met a super nice group of representatives from “Recycle A Bicycle“, an organization that “utilizes the bicycle as a resource to

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The Effect of Sloping Top Tubes

You probably never think about it, but at one time, it was rare for a bike to have anything but a level, horizontal top tube. In the early 90’s, sloping top tubes gradually found their way into the market and

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Di2 Electronic Shifting – Is Shimano Missing a Market?

Ultegra Di2

Slowly but surely, Shimano has been adding electronic shifting to its product line. It started with Dura-Ace and is now available in Ultegra.  Apparently it will find its way into the Alfine group in 2013.  There’s certainly been a lot

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