CycloSpirit Bicycle Derailleur Hanger Alignment Tool Review

When tuning up your rear derailleur, one of the things you will often want to check is the alignment of your hanger.  This is especially important if your shifting went bad after some sort of crash.  If your hanger is bent, you won’t be able to index your shifting properly.  The tool for this isContinue reading “CycloSpirit Bicycle Derailleur Hanger Alignment Tool Review”

Shimano Tourney Entry Level Rear Derailleur Perfection

The Tourney derailleur is at the bottom of the Shimano lineup, so not many people think of it as that great.  But I think it might be one of the best derailleurs ever made for its purpose.  It is very common now for entry level hybrid and mountain bikes, which means it’s on a lotContinue reading “Shimano Tourney Entry Level Rear Derailleur Perfection”

Hycline Bicycle Pumps Review

Hycline contacted me about reviewing some of their pumps and were good enough to send me some samples.  They are a nice frugal option for a pump.  Here they are: Hycline Bicycle Pump With Gauge 320043 I’ve been using this pump for a few weeks, looks good and works well, have a look: Specs 160Continue reading “Hycline Bicycle Pumps Review”

Tektro CR510 Cantilever brake review

I searched all over the internet to find the best-looking silver cantilever brakes and the Tektro CR510 is my favorite.  These are replacing the black Tektro CR720 brakes that I was using.  The 720 brakes worked well,  but I wanted silver and I think the 510 have a better look for my mostly road bikeContinue reading “Tektro CR510 Cantilever brake review”

27 inch Road Bike tire buying guide

If you have a vintage road bike you might have 27” wheels, these were popular before the standard became 700c.  They left the market for new bikes sometime in the 80s with more expensive bikes changing to 700c the soonest.  While they look very similar, 700c tires are slightly smaller than 27″ so tires areContinue reading “27 inch Road Bike tire buying guide”

Park Tool CC-3.2 Chain Wear Indicator Tool Review

If you do a lot of cycling, eventually you will wear out your chain.  This is a great tool to tell you when it is ready to be replaced.  It is simple and easy to use and it’s not that expensive.  Have a look: Specs Made of silver alloy Compatible with most 5-12 speed chainsContinue reading “Park Tool CC-3.2 Chain Wear Indicator Tool Review”

Amersumer Cone Spanner Wrench Review

I found myself needing a 17mm cone spanner wrench for my Miche hubs, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.  After looking around I found the Amersumer wrench for just $10 and it fits 15, 16, and 17mm.  Have a look: Specs Machined heavy duty steel 11” long 15/16/17mm sizes Plastic handleContinue reading “Amersumer Cone Spanner Wrench Review”

Frugal Guide to Affordable Bicycle Tools

This guide is to help you get your tools at an affordable price.  If you are new to fixing bikes and have no tools, this guide is for you.  Bikes require a lot of specialty tools that can be really expensive, or you can get some of the cheaper options.  Sometimes it just makes senseContinue reading “Frugal Guide to Affordable Bicycle Tools”

Delta Cycle Two Bike Gravity Stand Review

Now this is a rather different sort of bike stand.  It holds two bikes and doesn’t require any sort of mounting.  It is easy to assemble and works as described.  After assembling it just needs to lean up against a wall.  Here are some pictures: Specs 2 bike horizontal stand with one bike over theContinue reading “Delta Cycle Two Bike Gravity Stand Review”