bicycle

TECH WATCH: Haiku, the new Bike Computer

“Next generation of bike computer for smart urban cyclists: get on your handlebar just the info you need from your smartphone.” (CCN) Cool gear is all the rage, and no better place to snoop are those inventions taking wings on Kickstarter. Commenced September 2015, three men formed the company ASPHALT Lab,...

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Cycling History: Predictions from 1893

(CCN) Prognostication is in the eye of the beholder, or at least is how one author saw the future of cycling history in 1893. Recently I came across an issue of “Bicycle” written by W.N. Robertson on Archive.org. A curious booklet published in 1894, containing all sorts of cycling primers, tips on...

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Cross Chaining: Do Not Go There

(CCN) What do we say to customers that question why their bicycle makes chain noise in first gear? “Just don’t go there.” That does sound rather ‘off-handed’, however, the fact remains, most bicycles are not meant to be shifted so that the condition of “cross-chaining” occurs. What is “Cross-Chaining?” Cross chaining...

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Spongy Wonder: Bicycle Seat Design is Key to a Healthy Ride

(CCN) So you have been riding your bike for most of your life. You are now encroaching middle age, and you love to ride, but find yourself with a sore saddle. Worse, is that after you have ridden for fifteen to twenty minutes, your buttock gets numb. You find yourself...

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Specials: Off Season Bicycle Tune-ups at Circuit Cycle

FREE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY! (CCN) With temperatures dropping from November to March in Alberta, not many folks in Alberta are riding bicycles. For most, your trusty ride is hung in storage, while you nestle yourself indoors awaiting a new season. This is the time to have your bike serviced. With the...

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Bicycle Frame Materials, Demystified

(CCN) For many, buying a bicycle comes down to price. But for others, the quality of the build takes priority over price. One thing that we can all agree upon, is that you really don’t want a bicycle that weighs a ‘ton’. Of course no bike does, however years ago...

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Circuit Cycle Introduces Velec Electric Bicycles to Alberta

(CCN) “Go west young man.” is the cry for those looking for a new life. But when it comes to new life, it looks like the west is about to experience it from the east. On Monday, Circuit Cycle & Sports entered into an agreement that will introduce the Velec...

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Bicycle Restoration, Better than New

June is Bicycle Restoration Month at Circuit Cycle. (CCN) You bought it a few years ago, rode it and liked it. Somehow it ended up leaning against the garage in the weather. Perhaps your trusty old bicycle lost a few spokes and you just can’t ride it. Maybe the chain is...

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Riding a “Big Box Store” bicycle?

What you do not know about bikes sold at the major chains CCN – There is a reason why a bicycle purchased at a dedicated cycle shop like Circuit Cycle ride easier than their “big box store” equivalents. It has everything to do with how the bicycle arrives on the sales floor....

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Tour of Alberta Presented by ATB Financial

SPRUCE GROVE, ALBERTA – From September 2 – 7, 2015, the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial will make stops through seven official host communities this year, with support from the Municipal District of Greenview and Parks Canada. Previously announced, the City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande...

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