Complete Guide to E-Bikes

E-bikes are becoming more and more popular.  It’s becoming very common for me to see somebody riding by at a fast rate without pedaling.  When I was in Door County WI it seemed like half the rental bikes I saw were e-bikes.  I’m a little surprised by their popularity based on their prices, but thereContinue reading “Complete Guide to E-Bikes”

2020 Liv Sedona W Comfort Bicycle Review

I was looking for a new bike for my daughter and decided to go with a comfort style.  She previously had a girl’s mountain bike and didn’t seem comfortable on it.  She was only good for short rides.  Really glad I found this great bike.  Now she is always wanting to go for rides, andContinue reading “2020 Liv Sedona W Comfort Bicycle Review”

2023 Gravity Dutch Hybrid Bicycle Ladies Mint Green Review

My friend wanted to save a few dollars on a new hybrid bike for his daughter and landed on the Gravity Dutch from Bikes Direct.  I of course offered up my services to help put it together and get it tuned up. They shipped quickly and I think he got it in like 4 days. Continue reading “2023 Gravity Dutch Hybrid Bicycle Ladies Mint Green Review”

Switching Your Bike to Campagnolo Components

For many cyclists Campagnolo is a bit of a mystery, a legend most aren’t fully familiar with.  It has been a long time since Campy was commonly offered on new bikes which means people don’t see it very often on newer bikes.  I recently decided I wanted to put the best-looking drop bar shifters onContinue reading “Switching Your Bike to Campagnolo Components”

Surly Cross Check Retro Road Bike Build 2023 version

Last year I built up a Surly Cross Check frame to be a sort of comfort road bike with a classic road bike look.  I quickly came to love the bike and it was my go-to ride for all year.  With the original build I wasn’t sure how much I’d like it, so I keptContinue reading “Surly Cross Check Retro Road Bike Build 2023 version”

Road Bike Model Yellow Crazy Bicycle Review

I received one of these neat little models for Christmas and want to share.  It is a yellow road bike model with pretty nice details, have a look: Specs Frame and Fork are zinc alloy Rest of the parts are plastic, but the tires are rubbery 1:10 scale About 7.5” long and 4.5” tall Colors:Continue reading “Road Bike Model Yellow Crazy Bicycle Review”

List of new Steel Road Bikes – brands and models

Steel framed road bikes aren’t that common anymore so finding models can be challenging.  This list is all the companies and models I can find making steel framed bikes.  I’m including cyclocross, adventure, gravel, and touring bikes, basically any steel framed drop bar bike.  I’m gonna try to stick to bikes you can get inContinue reading “List of new Steel Road Bikes – brands and models”

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”

Affordable Modern Steel Road Bike Options Budget

Steel road bikes are no longer the norm in the world, aluminum and carbon have taken over.  It’s sort of a shame because steel bikes provide a really comfortable ride, steel is real!  I found my love of steel riding vintage bikes and realized I love the feel.  Aluminum tends to be a much harsherContinue reading “Affordable Modern Steel Road Bike Options Budget”