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Hear ye, hear ye, get thee, and a mirror, to your indoor trainer. This is going to be a multi-part series on getting the rider and the ride to a more perfect union. Most of us have never been professionally fit for our bikes. An inseam measured, a glance at a reflection when riding by a store window is our bike fit. I’m not advocating  that,...

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  1. Good timing with the post. I recently have gotten over knee pain that had lasted for over two years. It was a nightmare attempting to figure out the cause, and was concerned, during the painful period, that I was causing additional damage while continuing… »

Disregarding my Schwinn Typhoon, I started keeping score with my 1976 Peugeot PX 10 LE. It came with a Stronglight 52 x 45 and a 14 x 21 five speed freewheel. I always thought this Peugeot was set up for the pavé of northern France with those gears and wire-wrapped and soldered 3x tubular wheels. Yet according to Peugeot’s advertising, this...

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  1. @EricW Try doing Sweet Water Springs rd. from east to west, Bull Frog rd., or Spring mtn. rd., and tell me that a 26 is adequate (sure a 26 is enough to keep moving, anything larger will enable more speed !). »

I’m fluent in three languages: Dutch, English, and Hyperbole. The third is an acquired talent developed by creative and narcissistic tendencies; the narcissism feeds a belief that normal words can’t properly describe the magnitude of my experiences, and the creativity struggles to cope with restrictive paradigms like “facts”...

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  1. Brah, if you ran Di2, you would have like 50% less cable. »

Everyone knows that the quality of one’s character is measured by the size gear they can push, particularly when going uphill. It is also a well-established fact that no self-respecting Flemish Pro would ever ride a Compact, no matter what condition their knees are in or how ferocious the gradient. Which, by extension, means that Compacts are...

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  1. I held out for a long time, riding the standard 53/39. Then the day came when my new rig was equipped with a 50/34. At first it seemed a cop out, my cadence was not used to the slightly larger gear discrepancies that are inherent to the compacts ratios. B… »

There must still be a few readers out there who have not followed the Dutch Monkey down the merry tubular path; for them I offer an update on an alternative. Road tubeless has been lauded as the best thing to happen to cycling since the introduction of seatpins. These have been around for years but the road version has not gathered the expected mom...

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  1. I like the tried and true clincher with inner tube set up. Though, I only ride with 25mm tires and big ones at that. I like the Michelin Optimum tires; you can get them from for $80/pair, they last forever, are optimized for front an… »