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.
Latest from the Blog
The Microshift Advent 1×9 groupset is a really nice and affordable 1X option. I just purchased a Giant Talon 2 mountain bike that came with this group. I wanted to try out a 1X since it’s one of the things all the modern mountain bikes have. So far, I’m really happy with it. I useContinue reading “Microshift Advent 9 Speed Groupset Review”
Topeak makes some really nice quality items, and this bag is no different. It’s a nice size for all your essentials like wallet, phone, keys… Plus, it’s well made with a place to clip on your light. Have a look at it: You could find a cheaper bag, but probably not of the same quality. Continue reading “Topeak Aero Wedge Pack Medium Review”
My wife’s very nice hybrid bike. We have taken this one on many a family bike ride and it has traveled with no issues so far. This is the woman’s version of the bike in crystal white. 21 speeds with Shimano drivetrain. Have a look at some pictures: Frame is Alpha Gold Aluminum and duoTrapContinue reading “2017 Trek Verve 1 Woman’s Hybrid Bike Crystal White”
I wanted to share my experience with the Panaracer Gravelking plus slick tires which I have been using this season. I was searching for a more-comfy ride on my Felt Z75 disc road bike and switched to these from my Continental GP4000 25mm tires. Actual Width First thing I should mention is that for meContinue reading “Panaracer Gravelking Plus Slick 700x28C tires Review”
Do you hate changing road bike tires? Do your fingers get all sore after you have wrestled the bead onto the rim? Do you pinch the tube when you use tire levers? Well then, I have a great tire installation tool for you. The Kool Stop tire bead jack! This thing is like a superContinue reading “Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack Review”
Another nice, paved path here in Mount Pleasant, WI. The north side I use quite a bit as I often ride through it alone, sometimes we do family rides here, and I also walk my dog around it. I think it’s about 2.5 miles around the oval shape at the north side. It starts onContinue reading “Pike River Pathway Mount Pleasant, WI”
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