Filoto Cycling Belt Bike Bag Review

My Filoto cycling belt is my most used bike bag.  It’s not for carrying a ton of gear, but it’s great for carrying a phone, wallet, keys…  Most my rides I just bring my phone with so I can call for a ride if things go bad.  When I need to carry more emergency gear,Continue reading “Filoto Cycling Belt Bike Bag Review”

Lightest Road Bike Tires List

I have taken a look at all the bike tire manufacturers and put together this list of weights sorted by size and whether they are tubed or tubeless.  I have also given the lightest weight winner and runner up for each category.  If you want lightweight tires, this list is for you.  Tubed Tires 23mmContinue reading “Lightest Road Bike Tires List”

1961 Schwinn Speedster Red

Here is a vintage Schwinn Speedster, a nice middleweight bike with a steel cantilever frame.  A super comfortable old cruiser bike.  This one has the 2-speed kickback rear hub and steel wheels. Original saddle would have been red/white and the original fenders painted red/white.  Here is the catalog image for 1961: This bike still ridesContinue reading “1961 Schwinn Speedster Red”

List of the best vintage road bikes from the 70s and 80s

Here is a list of some of the very best (most expensive) road bikes that were made during the 70s and 80s.  I’m sticking to the best 2 or 3 models from each brand by time period that were super bikes for the time.  These bikes are all lightweight for their time and use greatContinue reading “List of the best vintage road bikes from the 70s and 80s”

Rockbros Bicycle Rear Taillight Saddle Rail Mounted Review

Because my Surly doesn’t have a lot of seat post showing I decided a saddle rail mounted taillight might be the best way to go.  I shopped around quite a bit and landed on this one from Rockbros, take a look: This one is just a regular taillight, so you turn it on, and itContinue reading “Rockbros Bicycle Rear Taillight Saddle Rail Mounted Review”

Affordable Modern Steel Road Bike Options Budget

Steel road bikes are no longer the norm in the world, aluminum and carbon have taken over.  It’s sort of a shame because steel bikes provide a really comfortable ride, steel is real!  I found my love of steel riding vintage bikes and realized I love the feel.  Aluminum tends to be a much harsherContinue reading “Affordable Modern Steel Road Bike Options Budget”

Halo Retro Road Race Wheel Skewers Review

Its not easy to find vintage-look silver quick release skewers that are lighter than the regular old steel ones.  After much searching, I found these Halo retro skewers.  I think they nail the old school look and the weight quite well.  Have a look: Specs Front: 100mm Rear: 130mm Weight for both: 131 grams Cr-MoContinue reading “Halo Retro Road Race Wheel Skewers Review”

Setting up Velocity A23 wheels for tubeless

I decided to go tubeless with my Surly Cross Check.  Since it’s my first time I did a lot of research.  My Velocity A23 wheels are tubeless compatible rather than ready, so they need to be set up.  What you need Tubeless rim tape Tubeless valves Valve core remover Tubeless Sealant Sealant injector Tubeless readyContinue reading “Setting up Velocity A23 wheels for tubeless”

1988 Raleigh Bicycle Catalog Scans

Here are some scans of the 1988 catalog from Raleigh bikes. Lotta neat bikes in there. Catalog including front and back covers is 44 pages. Lots of useful specs if you are trying to make a bike full stock. Great look back in history. Enjoy: 1988 Models Vision mountain bike Peak mountain bike Chill mountainContinue reading “1988 Raleigh Bicycle Catalog Scans”

Bicycle Definition – The good one

FAB Definition of Bicycle – a glorious two-wheeled, pedal-propelled steed of love.  Also called a bike, it has handlebars for steering, a saddle for your butt, and pedals for pedaling.  Not only is it a great green form of transportation, but it is also a great source of exercise and can be a social toolContinue reading “Bicycle Definition – The good one”