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Welcome to the Frugal Average Bicyclist!

The internet is full of sites with competitive cyclists talking about all the most expensive new gear, not here.  This is a place for the low budget rider who loves to ride but will probably never be a pro level rider.  This is a place for the riders who do not have a lot to spend or are not allowed to spend too much on cycling and remain married.  All bike types are welcome: road bikes, mountain bikes, recumbent bikes, comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, unicycles….   The goal here is to help you keep cycling on a budget, and we will be throwing in a bit of humor too. 

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Vintage Concord Bicycles

Concord is a bike brand that I believe started in the early 1970s and ended sometime in the 80s.  The brand was owned by Columbus Cycles out of Columbus, OH and were imported from Japan.  Kuwahara is the Japanese company I most see mentioned as the manufacturer for Concord.  During the 80s they had a…

Complete Guide to Bicycle Storage

There are lots of options for bike storage and I intend to cover them all.  From floor to wall to ceiling storage and those in between.  If you are looking for bicycle storage options, this is a must read!  Vertical storage – when the bike is stored vertically it will typically save the most space.…

List of new Steel Road Bikes – brands and models

Steel framed road bikes aren’t that common anymore so finding models can be challenging.  This list is all the companies and models I can find making steel framed bikes.  I’m including cyclocross, adventure, gravel, and touring bikes, basically any steel framed drop bar bike.  I’m gonna try to stick to bikes you can get in…

Free Spirit Bicycles from Sears

Sears was once a very big retailer with lots of stores and a very big catalog.  And so of course they sold a lot of bikes with their own brand being Free Spirit.  I believe they started with this brand in the 60s and many of those were made by Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Austria.  Puch has…

Great Cycling Road Races

Grand Tour The Grand Tour is the combination of 3 stage races: Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a Espana.  They are all 3-week races with daily stages.  Over 23 days there are 21 stages with 2 days of rest.  Tour de France – takes place in France of course and is the most…

List of the greatest and most influential cyclists of all time

Here is a list of great cyclists, great racers and influential riders.  List is in chronological order. Gentullio Campagnolo An Italian amateur cyclist who never got to be a great pro, but he was still very influential.  He is the inventor of the quick release skewer which has been used for decades of racing.  He…

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