CyclingDeal Heavy Duty Bike Cable Cutters Review

I got tired of cables fraying and decided to get a better cable cutter.  The normal cable cutters where the blades come together don’t work very well with mutli-strand cables like bike cables.  The type that works better has more of a scissors action where the blades cross each other rather than come together.  AfterContinue reading “CyclingDeal Heavy Duty Bike Cable Cutters Review”

Schwinn Sting-Ray guide and history

The Sting-Ray is the best-selling bike that Schwinn has ever offered.  The style of bike started in California with kids modifying their bikes to look like motorcycles with 20-inch wheels, long seats, and ape hanger handlebars.  It didn’t make the 1963 catalog, but it started with a sales ad in 1963 and is referred toContinue reading “Schwinn Sting-Ray guide and history”

1973 Schwinn Lil’ Chik Sting-Ray Bicycle Kool Lemon

This is the young girl version of the Sting-Ray in Kool Lemon color.  Steel frame is a step through design with chrome fenders, medium-rise handlebars, floral print banana seat, coaster brakes, and 20” tires.  Was also available in opaque blue color this year.  The 73 catalog lists this kid’s bike at 35lbs!  A really neatContinue reading “1973 Schwinn Lil’ Chik Sting-Ray Bicycle Kool Lemon”

Knog Oi Classic Bicycle Bell Silver Review

Are you looking for a bike bell for a road bike?  I think I have found the perfect one.  Normal bells just wouldn’t look right on a road bike, so I searched all over for a bell that would actually look good.  After many hours of research, I landed on the Knog Oi Classic BicycleContinue reading “Knog Oi Classic Bicycle Bell Silver Review”

Bicycle cable housing cutter tool Red Handle Review

Here is a cable housing cutter that I bought a few years ago.  It seems to be offered under many different names: It is generally always sold as some sort of cable housing cutting multi-tool.  Some of the brands I’ve seen with what looks like the same tool are vbestlife, dilwe, gtkingd, and korada onContinue reading “Bicycle cable housing cutter tool Red Handle Review”

2013 GT Sensor 9R Pro Mountain Bike White

This is a really great looking and capable mountain bike.  I really like a white bike with red and this one combines them really well.  I love all the red accents like the hubs, skewers, headset, seat clamp, stem…  Have a look: Specs Frame: GT speed metal aluminum Drivetrain: Shimano SLX crank, Shimano SLX frontContinue reading “2013 GT Sensor 9R Pro Mountain Bike White”

Mountain Bike History and innovations

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road.  I believe it was the actions of people in the 70s that really lead to us having the bike category of mountain bike.  During the 70s riders in California and Colorado began modifying old cruiser style bikes for off-roading.  They would modify ballooned tire bikes withContinue reading “Mountain Bike History and innovations”

1984 Bianchi Grizzly Mountain Bike Red

This is a really cool example of an early mountain bike.  I believe these were the first mountain bikes that Bianchi ever made and one of the first mountain bikes made by a major bicycle brand.  Nice, lugged manganese steel tube frame in a red color.  The one-piece bullmoose handlebars are quite different than whatContinue reading “1984 Bianchi Grizzly Mountain Bike Red”

Park Tool Master Link Pliers MLP-1.2 Review

Here is a great bike specific tool which you may really want.  It’s used for chains with master links, which is not all of them.  Generally, I find my KMC chains use a master link and my Shimano use a chain pin.  I think I prefer the master link as you can easily remove andContinue reading “Park Tool Master Link Pliers MLP-1.2 Review”

Cycle Zone Sign Review 12” Bicycle Decor

I’m starting to add some bicycle décor around the house and thought I’d share this fun item with you all.  It is the 12” Cycle Zone sign.  I added it to a wall in the garage where I do most my bicycle wrenching.  It’s a nice bright yellow with a picture of a road bike. Continue reading “Cycle Zone Sign Review 12” Bicycle Decor”