If your road bike's caliper brakes just aren't up to scratch, not even the best bike helmet in the biz will save your poor noggin. Here are six issues you should regularly check for, and how to address them.
I have personally lost track of the number of pants that bicycle cranks have shredded, or at least branded irreparably with that dreaded chainring tattoo. Instead of securing your pant leg with a goofy elastic or wearing skinny jeans, however, you can simplify your bike's drivetrain and fashion a custom chain-guard by…
A little bit of history for you, on this day in 1884 Thomas Stevens became the first person to bicycle across the United States. There is a picture of him below looking dapper.
Every day, a steady stream of bikes sails past on Craigslist. How do you pick the one that is right for you from out of the pile? Use our five step bike-buying guide.
Summer is for cycling and summer is for skirts—but how on Earth do you reconcile the two? It turns out that you can, with only a penny and a rubber band. This video explains how.
The trick to squeezing every last penny and mile out of a beater bike – that jalopy you ride every day and leave out in the rain – is to put in only the minimum time and effort required to keep it running adequately. In that spirit, here is a quick and dirty guide to greasing up and aligning your bike's wheel hubs.
Single-speed bikes are awesome. They combine the simplicity and efficiency of a fixed gear bike with the ability to coast.
Bike baskets and racks are wonderful things that can truly transform your bike into a viable car alternative. Attaching them to your bike can sometimes be a pain, though.
Someday soon, your bike will emerge from its deep freeze inside a snowbank and you will get that irresistible urge to ride it. Before giving in, you should check a few things. Here is your checklist, with tips.
You'll want a cover to protect your winter-bike seat from the ravages of thieves and road salts. If you're the type to ride in winter, you likely have a few Apple bags stashed away. Find one.
This Valentine's Day, make your favourite bike fiend a keyring charm that reflects their sophisticated cyclist sensibilities.
Unless your bike is total crap, chances are you've got a pair of Presta valves to deal with each time you pump the tires. All's good and well if you're carrying the right pump, of course. But what if you get caught without and have only a gas station air pump to resort to?
Aren't bike flats the worst? Yes. Yes, they are. Because they always seem to come at the worst time. There you are, at a standstill by the roadside, sweating bullets as you picture squandering your chance with the girl—or job—of your dreams due to a basic inability to be punctual.
Over the last few years I have had many of my friends ask me how they should go about choosing the bike that would work for them, and while choosing a frame style will ultimately depend your individual personality and preferences this overview can at least give anyone a basic outline and a decent place to start if you…
The discussion from my post a few weeks ago on Getting Started had a lot of great information from the community on biking to work, and one of the most frequent items that kept popping up was Road ID®.
This week I’m going to go over how to properly use hand signals for stopping and turn indication, dealing with common signaled intersections, and the safest way to handle turning vehicles and merging buses.
The second installment in the commuting by bike series is going to go over how to pack and prepare one of the most important essentials: the mobile first aid kit.
Curious as to how you should go about setting yourself up to travel more frequently by your favorite two-wheeled companion? Come on in and get an idea of the planning and execution required to get up and get going on your new commute!