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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Every bike mechanic should have a spoke wrench in the toolbox. And since there are many different spoke sizes you can either have several, or get this neat triple spoke wrench from Park Tool. I have some of their more expensive single wrenches, but I find this is still the one I always reach for. Continue reading “Park Tool SW-7.2 Triple Spoke Wrench Review”
I didn’t just get one vintage bike, I got a couple. This is the ladies version of the Raleigh Sports. She is in a little better shape than the men’s bike: I think it is pretty much the same bike, except for the frame with the step through top tube. I think she does haveContinue reading “1974 Raleigh Sports Ladies Bicycle”
This week I added a couple new bikes to the fleet. The first one is a 1974 Raleigh Sports in bronze green color. It’s in pretty good shape for its age, but I plan to give it a big refresh. A friend of mine found an old Hercules in a dumpster that he has beenContinue reading “1974 Raleigh Sports Men’s bicycle”
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