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”

Park Tool AWS-10 Fold-Up Hex Wrench Set Review

This is a super useful tool from Park Tool.  I have a lot of allen wrench tools, but this is always the first one I grab.  It comes with a great selection of sizes that will always meet your needs for a bike.  Plus, it is blue making it easy to spot in the toolbox. Continue reading “Park Tool AWS-10 Fold-Up Hex Wrench Set Review”

Origin8 Uno Road Saddle Review Bike Seat

I was looking for a pretty normal, sorta old school looking saddle for my current bicycle build.  Being frugal I was also curious what was out there for cheap.  I landed on the Origin8 Uno Road Pro Saddle which gets very good reviews despite being quite inexpensive.  It looks comfortable, but still a rather normalContinue reading “Origin8 Uno Road Saddle Review Bike Seat”

Wellgo W-01 SPD Clipless Bicycle Pedals Review Light MTB Road

I needed some new clipless pedals for my Surly Crosscheck build and because Shimano pedals have rocketed up in price I decided to shop around.  For $45 I found these very nice-looking W-01 pedals by Wellgo.  They look good, I like the specs and I’m familiar with the brand.  Have a look: Specs Weight: 300Continue reading “Wellgo W-01 SPD Clipless Bicycle Pedals Review Light MTB Road”

Microshift Centos 10 Speed Front Derailleur Review and Installation

I was looking for a nice old school looking derailleur that I could get new for my Surly Cross Check build and landed on the Microshift Centos groupset.  The group I have is new, but a slightly older version and very silver.  It is a 2×10 groupset so the front derailleur is a 2X.  TheContinue reading “Microshift Centos 10 Speed Front Derailleur Review and Installation”

Have a braze-on front derailleur and no braze-on?  You need an adapter clamp

So front derailleurs are either clamped on or they attach to a braze-on.  I’ve never owned a bike with a braze-on, so mine are all clamped on.  What type of front derailleur do you need? If you have a braze-on frame you need a braze-on derailleur.  If you don’t have a braze-on, you can eitherContinue reading “Have a braze-on front derailleur and no braze-on?  You need an adapter clamp”

Continental Rim Tape Easy Tape 18mm Review

I decided to try something different for rim tape with my new Wheel Master Zac 19 wheels and went with Continental Easy Tape.  It’s a neat product, made from a slightly rubbery plastic material.  It is high pressure tape for up to 220psi.  The size I went with is 18mm, and I think it’s aContinue reading “Continental Rim Tape Easy Tape 18mm Review”

Microshift CS-G100 10 SPEED CASSETTE 11-28 Review

My Surly Cross Check is going to have Microshift Centos derailleurs and shifters, so I went with a Microshift cassette.  I picked up the CS-G100 11-28 which is considered their Centos level cassette.  It has chrome plated steel cogs with an aluminum spider.  The spider is supposed to reduce wear on the cassette body.  ItContinue reading “Microshift CS-G100 10 SPEED CASSETTE 11-28 Review”

Wheel Master Weinmann Zac 19 Wheels 700c Review

I needed some 700c wheels that have a vintage look and can take some wider tires and landed on these.  They are silver and not too deep which I think delivers an old school look.  They also have 36 spokes which is more vintage and hopefully leads to no broken spokes.  I had to buyContinue reading “Wheel Master Weinmann Zac 19 Wheels 700c Review”

ATOZI Alloy Headset Spacer Kit Silver 28.6 Review

For my new build I decided some silver spacers would look good, but they were a little challenging to find.  Seems like most of the kits I found were just 4 spacers which I thought might not be enough.  This kit includes 6: 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, and 30mm.  They are a nice silverContinue reading “ATOZI Alloy Headset Spacer Kit Silver 28.6 Review”