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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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Origin8 Pro Fit Stem Review

I picked up this stem to replace my current Wake stem which I think has too much writing on it.  This Origin8 stem just has their logo on it in a nice silver color and 8 is my favorite number so I like it.  Here are some pictures: Specs Road or mountain compatible 3D forgedContinue reading “Origin8 Pro Fit Stem Review”

How To Stop Numb Hands When Cycling on Road Bike

Getting numb hands when riding is a pretty common issue with road bikes.  You might just think it’s normal and you just need to build your endurance or lose weight or wear padded gloves.  That might help, but I think you really need to change your bike fit.  I’ve been looking for the answer forContinue reading “How To Stop Numb Hands When Cycling on Road Bike”

Cheap DIY Rocker Plate for Wahoo Kickr Snap

It’s getting cold here again as winter approaches and that means I’m doing most of my riding indoors.  I use Zwift which makes indoor riding fun, but my body has never been able to handle indoor so well.  Because the bike doesn’t move it is much harsher on my lower region and I will getContinue reading “Cheap DIY Rocker Plate for Wahoo Kickr Snap”

Using Ezoic on WordPress.com

I noticed there wasn’t much information out there on using Ezoic with wordpress.com so I wanted to share my experience.  Can you use Ezoic on WordPress.com? Yes, you can definitely use Ezoic with wordpress.com.  It was a little more difficult to set up, but if I can make it work anyone can.  Set up IContinue reading “Using Ezoic on WordPress.com”

Panasonic Bicycle Company History and Facts

The history of the company behind Panasonic bikes goes all the way back to 1918 and starts with Matsushita Electric Manufacturing Works in Japan.  The company was founded by Konosuke Masushita who was adopted and raised by the owners of a bike shop.  His company began by making lightbulb sockets.  In 1935 the company wouldContinue reading “Panasonic Bicycle Company History and Facts”

Camelbak Podium Chill Bike Water Bottle Review

I’ve used a lot of different bike water bottles and have landed on the Camelbak Podium as my favorite.  It’s a nice, insulated bottle that comes in lots of colors and just works.  They even have a dirt series which comes with a nice cap for mountain biking.  Here are some pictures: Specs 21oz PolypropyleneContinue reading “Camelbak Podium Chill Bike Water Bottle Review”

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