Review – Zeny Bike Mechanic Repair Stand and clones

This review is for the Zeny Bike Mechanic Repair Stand, which is also sold under other brands like LEMY, Sportneer, Yaheetech, Bikehand, etc.  These are all exactly the same bike stand, just with different branding.  There are also a few that have different colored knobs and such, but again –…

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Review – Generic Rechargeable Bike Lights (sold under various names)

More and more people are riding with bike lights in the daytime, I personally don’t but it probably is a good idea, considering the statistics and how people seem to have less and less respect for others.  I also don’t ride at night but occasionally I do ride during overcast…

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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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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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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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Review – Giant Horizon Helmet

When I see people biking without a helmet it makes me cringe.  Even when I see the casual and slow bicyclists. Not that I don’t blame people for biking without a helmet.  They can be warm and some people think they feel awkward on their head, maybe some think they look funny, an…

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