2010 Trek Navigator 1.0

This is my rather handsome 2010 Trek Navigator 1.0 that I purchased new.  It’s been a really great bike and have not had any issues with it.  My go to for any family rides.  It is a comfort/hybrid bike with a nice upright riding position. I bought this when I thought my serious riding daysContinue reading “2010 Trek Navigator 1.0”

Wilee Carbon Fiber Bottle Cage Review

When you are out riding you need to stay hydrated.  One of the best ways to do this is with a water bottle on your bike and you need a good cage for it.  I’ve had this Wilee carbon fiber bottle cage for a few years now, check it out: I don’t have much toContinue reading “Wilee Carbon Fiber Bottle Cage Review”

Manitowish Waters WI area bike trails

Need a break from your usual road routes or trails ?  The Boulder Junction and Manitowish Waters area offers a unique destination to put on some miles in a peaceful, mostly wooded,  PAVED setting.  That’s right, you can bring your road bike! In total you can bike 52 miles one way from Mercer, passing ManitowishContinue reading “Manitowish Waters WI area bike trails”

Learning how to ride a bicycle

You see all the great benefits of cycling, but you don’t know how to ride a bike.  Don’t worry, it’s not that hard and most anyone can do it.  Once you learn, everything just works on instinct, and it becomes as easy as walking.  First thing you will need is a bike of course.  YouContinue reading “Learning how to ride a bicycle”

Bikehand bicycle repair stand review

One of the first tools I bought when I decided I was going to do most my bike repairs was a stand.  I didn’t want to go super cheap, but I knew I wasn’t going real expensive either.  After searching around and reading reviews I landed on the Bikehand repair stand.  Here are some picsContinue reading “Bikehand bicycle repair stand review”

South Shore Cyclery Bike Shop and Museum Cudahy WI

Last week I found myself in desperate need of a 25.4mm seatpost preferably in silver.  I looked around at all the websites for the local shops and found that South Shore Cyclery in Cudahy had one.  It’s a little bit of a drive so I called ahead, and somebody answered quickly and confirmed it wasContinue reading “South Shore Cyclery Bike Shop and Museum Cudahy WI”

1974 Schwinn Le Tour Kool Lemon

I saw this bike and just had to buy it. This is my 1974 Schwinn Le Tour painted in kool lemon.  A cool yellow Schwinn bike made in Japan with a French name.  Here it is just after I brought it home: I haven’t done much except add a saddle and post.  It needs aContinue reading “1974 Schwinn Le Tour Kool Lemon”

List of Vintage Bicycle Manufacturers and Brands

USA Coast to Coast – Marquis brand.  Private labeled bikes for Coast to Coast hardware.  Generally budget bikes.  Ross made some of the early models.  Out of business. Colson bicycles – Ohio company that began making bicycles in 1917.  Made Firestone and Goodyear branded bicycles most notably.  Stopped making bikes in 1962. Huffy – foundedContinue reading “List of Vintage Bicycle Manufacturers and Brands”

Vintage English Bicycle Head Badges

One of the things I love about the old English bicycles are the really cool badges they all had.  Here is a collection of some of these badges and a little info about the company: Raleigh Founded in 1887 and started with a small shop on Raleigh Street in Nottingham, England.  They would go onContinue reading “Vintage English Bicycle Head Badges”

Antique English Bicycle Wrenches

I’ve been looking for a good deal on some of these old English bicycle wrenches ever since I got my Raleigh bikes and finally found some.  Check these out: From my vast amounts of research, I have found out that these are basically old school multi tools you would get with your bike purchase.  EachContinue reading “Antique English Bicycle Wrenches”