Wrench Wednesday: Commuting & Your Wheels, Part 2

Behold PART DEUX of Eric Hansen's Commuting Wheels series. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here. - Ed A very common opener for customers looking to buy a bike is that they “don’t want to race”, but are just looking for a … [Read more...]

Wrench Wednesday: Commuting Wheels, Part 1

A very common opener for customers looking to buy a bike is that they “don’t want to race”, but are just looking for a bike to get around on. Believe it or not, we can actually tell you’re not looking for a race bike before talking to you, but your … [Read more...]

Wrench Wednesday: How much CO2 do I need?

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new weekly installment called 'Wrench Wednesday' which will feature posts on bike tech, maintenance and repair authored by bike mechanics, or some who play one on tv. Today's guest wrench is Eric Hansen. … [Read more...]

Just Enough Tools

A common question when buying a bike for commuting is “what else do I need?”, with repair tools being one facet of that discussion. You might think you want to be prepared to fix anything, and buy a chunk of a multi-tool accordingly. You’ll buy a … [Read more...]

Winter Bike Maintenance – Drivetrain Tips

In this post I thought I would write about winter maintenance. Winter maintenance is a little different especially if you live in the northern part of the world. We winter cyclists have to deal with road salt, ice, snow, and for some of us sub zero … [Read more...]

The Squeak

The powers that be requested that I write a story or come up with some topics to cover in the bike mechanic area.  Let me begin by saying that I am a full time year round bike commuter.  I detail cars during the day and at night and on the weekends I … [Read more...]