Biking Blog

Cheap DIY Rocker Plate for Wahoo Kickr Snap

It’s getting cold here again as winter approaches and that means I’m doing most of my riding indoors.  I use Zwift which makes indoor riding fun, but my body has never been able to handle indoor so well.  Because the bike doesn’t move it is much harsher on my lower region and I will getContinue reading “Cheap DIY Rocker Plate for Wahoo Kickr Snap”

Using Ezoic on WordPress.com

I noticed there wasn’t much information out there on using Ezoic with wordpress.com so I wanted to share my experience.  Can you use Ezoic on WordPress.com? Yes, you can definitely use Ezoic with wordpress.com.  It was a little more difficult to set up, but if I can make it work anyone can.  Set up IContinue reading “Using Ezoic on WordPress.com”

Panasonic Bicycle Company History and Facts

The history of the company behind Panasonic bikes goes all the way back to 1918 and starts with Matsushita Electric Manufacturing Works in Japan.  The company was founded by Konosuke Masushita who was adopted and raised by the owners of a bike shop.  His company began by making lightbulb sockets.  In 1935 the company wouldContinue reading “Panasonic Bicycle Company History and Facts”

Camelbak Podium Chill Bike Water Bottle Review

I’ve used a lot of different bike water bottles and have landed on the Camelbak Podium as my favorite.  It’s a nice, insulated bottle that comes in lots of colors and just works.  They even have a dirt series which comes with a nice cap for mountain biking.  Here are some pictures: Specs 21oz PolypropyleneContinue reading “Camelbak Podium Chill Bike Water Bottle Review”

Great bicycle inventions – Quick Release Skewer

Most everyone who rides a bike should be familiar with the quick release skewer as it’s used on most bikes.  It is great if you have to change a flat on the road as it limits the number of tools you have to carry.  It is also great if you need to remove a frontContinue reading “Great bicycle inventions – Quick Release Skewer”

Microshift R10 Rear Derailleur Review

If you are looking for a nice 10-speed rear derailleur for a build or to replace an old Shimano derailleur, the R10 is a great option.  I used the Microshift 10 speed group on my Surly build and it has worked great all summer.  Check it out: Features Forged and CNC machined construction Lightweight AluminumContinue reading “Microshift R10 Rear Derailleur Review”

1966 Schwinn Racer Deluxe 3-speed Bicycle

The Racer is a real classic Chicago Schwinn cruiser bicycle.  It is considered a lightweight touring model with a budget price by Schwinn.  Diamond steel frame with tubular rims, fenders, and foam-cushioned saddle.  These came in two sizes, 19” or 21” with the option of coaster brake, 2-speed, or 3-speed.  3-speed was the only versionContinue reading “1966 Schwinn Racer Deluxe 3-speed Bicycle”

Bryton Sport Mount Review

I decided I wanted a nicer looking out-front mount for my Surly Cross Check and went with the Bryton Sport Mount.  Have a look at it: Installing It was pretty easy to mount as it just has 2 screws.  You just have to remove the screws and hold the mount on the bars while youContinue reading “Bryton Sport Mount Review”

Schwinn Varsity Guide and History

When I was a kid in the 80s, the Schwinn Varsity was the most popular 10 speed bike around.  And that’s what we always called road bikes, 10 speeds.  It was one of the best-selling models for Schwinn and has a long history.  It was never a top-of-the-line bike, but it was affordable, durable, andContinue reading “Schwinn Varsity Guide and History”

Beginners guide to faster bike riding on a budget

Here are some great tips for faster cycling: Ride in a more aero position  Try to ride in a lower and more aero position, aerodynamics greatly effects your speed.  This will be easier with a drop bar bike, but you should be able to do it with any bike.  Don’t go so low that yourContinue reading “Beginners guide to faster bike riding on a budget”

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