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The Derailleur: the Key to Dating Your Vintage Bicycle

The Derailleur: the Key to Dating Your Vintage Bicycle

The Derailleur, the mechanism that is older than your great grandmother, yet it is the miracle drive system of bicycles worldwide. The first samples of a gear changing mechanism can be found as far back as the late 1800s. But first patent for the derailleur can be attributed to Paul De Vivie, a touring cyclist…
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Cyclists: Winters are the Best Times for Summer Cyclists

Three Reasons to have your bicycle serviced during winter months. Today, many cyclists cringe when the word off-season is used when referring to their favourite sport in winter. The invention of the fat bike took winter riding to a new level, yet that oddly heavy wheeled bicycle is not for every cyclist.

Fat Bikes are here to stay

Fat Bikes: Are They Slower?

Fat bikes must be the epitome of sluggishness. Though more recent research suggests that fatter tires are not necessarily slower

Fat bike

Fat Bike: The Rise of the Beast

Now, not even winter can be an excuse to stay indoors, sipping hot chocolate next to the fireplace. The fat bike is here to stay and silently mock sedentary Yuletide habits. For people who want to get out into the snow, but have a loathing for skis and snowshoes, the fat bike may well be the steed of choice.

Talia Lambert - Bicycle Artist-Painter

Taliah Lempert: Introducing the Bicycle Artist

Taliah Lempert’s cycling passion quickly grew to include a fascination with the bicycle as an art form. Right after she committed to biking for transportation, she began painting bicycles. Taliah, a professional artist who studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA.

Winter Cycling Orlicke Mountian

Winter Cycling: Are you prepared to take on the cold?

Winter cycling opens up a whole new world of challenges and benefits for those who participate. Whether you decide to commute to work, ride hard-packed trails or outfit your existing rig to put on some winter miles, there are all sorts of benefits to discover. In order to get you better prepared, here are a few things to consider before you get started.

Santa riding bicycle

Santa Claus: Which Bicycle Would He Ride?

We all know that good ole’ Santa Claus flies a sleigh pulled by Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph. Or at least that’s what we are meant to believe. But what you have never heard before is that Santa has a bicycle mounted on the back in case the reindeer tell…
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