PVC Single Bike Rack (and a Few Other Bike Rack Ideas)

If you’re not into kickstands, or have a carbon bike, or just want a convenient bike stand/bike rack for your bike while you are washing/cleaning/lubing/working on it there are a lot of choices.   You can use anything from cheap bike stands (with mixed reviews), nicer raised-wheel stands with better reviews, real…

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Review – Uriah/Techway Windproof Cycling Shoe Covers

Quick review here, of the Uriah Windproof Cycling Shoe Covers or Techway Thermal Shoe Covers or Docooler Shoe Cover (or one of the others that are exactly the same and sold by various companies).  If you live and bike anywhere where it gets fairly cold you may either need to use something…

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Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier Modification / Reinforcement

In an earlier blog posting I reviewed the Swagman XC2 Bike Carrier (see my review here – Swagman XC2 2 Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier/Bike Rack) and the U-Haul Hitch Install Service and Draw-Tite Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Hitch. Both the carrier as well as the hitch still work well… Yet, when the carrier is attached…

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Review – Specialized Pitch Comp 650b

‘m an occasional mountain biker, my main interest being road biking.  Ninety-nine percent of my biking is on the road (or what passes for it sometimes) with just the occasional foray into the wilderness on the MTB.  I’ve been mountain biking for many years, and certain riding on trails before…

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Reviews – Cycleaware Reflex Bicycle Mirror versus Race Icon Bike Mirror (also sold under other names)

‘m a longtime advocate of bike mirrors, in one form or another (and bike safety in general).   Sure. some riders think bike mirrors look geeky or funny-looking, others just don’t like them, and still others (like bike weight weenies) think the miniscule weight or tiny wind resistance they add is…

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Cycling Cadence and a Review – WAHOO RPM Cadence Sensor, Bluetooth and ANT+

I don’t do a huge amount of  super-intense high performance training, but I like to improve my biking (as well as running, weight-lifting, and everything else) here and there with as much training as possible (while still enjoying the hell out of my rides – something I couldn’t do if I…

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Reviews – Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP & Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack

With bags and packs in general – biking or otherwise; I think there are three important main points to consider. Firstly, it should have at least one large storage area.  It can be configurable to have partitions to give it the ability to be divided into smaller sections but having at least one…

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Adding a Bike Carrier Rack to a Bicycle without Mounts/Eyelets

When I acquired my newest bicycle, an endurance cycle made for multiple conditions (Kona Esatto), the company website mentioned all the accessories that could be used put on it.  Including bike racks and panniers. Unfortunately, a standard bike rack with arms on the front that attach to eyelet mounts (or bosses) on…

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