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 […]
The great thing about bicycles is that they can last a long time. Old bikes come into the shop all the time that look like they haven’t had a day of maintenance, chains rusty, wheel bearings dry and grips falling off that are being ridden every day. On the opposite end of the spectrum, race bikes are replaced once or twice a year, get washed and tuned after every race and have their cables and chains replaced each week. Now as much as we’d all like to, most of us are not going to get a new bike every year; probably not even every other. There is, however, something we can do to get our trusty steed riding like new again: an overhaul.