bike repair requires an Allen wrench set, screwdrivers, and a tire pump … older bikes or kids bikes requires wrenches for hubs, headsets and wheel axles.
By Tom Jow Have you ever wondered what your favorite bike technician’s workspace is like? How many tools does he or she use? Is their workspace a disaster area, like a teenagers bedroom? Or is it super clean and organized like a hair stylist or dentist? Unlike most bicycle mechanics, the hair stylist and dentist […]
By Tom Jow Last summer in my article, “Is a Single Ring Drive on Your Mountain Bike Right For You?”, I outlined the details of the popular Sram XX1 and XO1 single ring drivetrains. I also compared those details to a DIY 1 x 10 speed upgrade using aftermarket parts. During the winter I was […]
By Tom Jow The winter of 2014-15 may be remembered as the winter that never was. I, however, will remember it as the year I rode the Shoreline Trail in shorts and short sleeves in February. One thing that makes it easy to do that first ride of the season during what should be winter […]
… there is a period of time it takes to get comfortable. A session with a good bike fitter can shorten that amount of time, but being comfortable on a bike is an evolution of bike and body.