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Dressing for Cold Weather Cycling

By Georgena Terry

 

Dressing for cold weather cycling is a challenge. Warm weather outfitting is comparatively easy. Shorts, for sure, leaving only the top — will it be a tank or a sleeveless or short sleeved jersey?

But when the temperatures dip, choosing the right garb is much trickier. It’s no

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Storing Your Bike For Winter

By Georgena Terry

Before you put your bike away,

clean and wax the frame clean the wheel rims and spokes clean and lube the chain replace the handlebar tape — it’s probably pretty tired after a season of riding clean and treat the saddle surface (note to Brooks users: use Proofide® sparingly, every 6 months)

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Tires: The Most Important Part Of Your Bicycle

By Georgena Terry

When you think about your tires, you probably think about inflation pressure. The manufacturer’s recommended pressure range is embossed on the side wall of the tire. The tendency is to pump the tire to the maximum pressure. It seems logical, after all, the higher the pressure, the lower the rolling

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Cycling And Wind

By Georgena Terry

Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes. ~ A.A. Milne

A friend and I were riding the other day and joking around about how wind is “wind” in winter, but in summer, it’s just a “breeze.” Is that because we’re In better shape in summer, so

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Chain Master Links: What are they good for?

By Georgena Terry

What is a master link? It’s a link in the chain that provides a convenient way of “breaking” the chain without resorting to a chain tool to push rivets in and out of the chain. Master links may be designed to be used repeatedly or for a single use. If you use

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Leverage – A Woman’s Best Friend

I hear from lots of women whose hands just aren’t strong enough to cope with tight-fitting tires. It’s scary to think you might get stuck with a flat tire and not be able to get it off the rim. So much for a great pump or CO2 cartridges!

Leverage! If ever there was a woman’s

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How Rear Derailleurs Work

By Georgena Terry

If you’ve ever held a rear derailleur in your hand, you’ve probably noticed it’s kind of “curled up’ in a fetal position. You can coax it into a more open position by spreading it apart. It’s hard to do, because of the strong spring in the derailleur that has to

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The 10 Most Important Questions To Ask When You’re Buying A Bike

By Georgena Terry

Shifters BikesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia

You’re probably going to be asking questions of yourself and your bike dealer during the buying process. Let’s start with the conversation you’re having with yourself.

What are your goals for this bike? If you haven’t thought them out carefully, it’s going to be hard

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Spring Bike Maintenance Checklist

By Georgena Terry

If you’re like many of us who live in the frozen north, your bike has been sitting around for weeks waiting patiently for you and spring. While you still have a few weeks of quiet time on your hands, there are a few things you should check out on the bike before

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Cyclist Flexibility And Bicycle Design

By Georgena Terry

Q: How much does a cyclist’s flexibility factor into your bicycle design?

A: Before a customer purchases a bike from me, I ask her to complete a questionnaire that covers everything from measurements of herself and her current bike, her cycling aspirations and her flexibility.

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How Does Changing the Frame Geometry of a Bicycle Change the Weight Distribution at the Contact Points?

By Georgena Terry

    Q: “How Does Changing the Frame Geometry of a Bicycle Change the Weight Distribution at the Contact Points?”

A: This analysis can become complex very quickly, so I’ve made some simplifying assumptions to get the discussion started.  

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A Small Bicycle for a Small Rider

By Georgena Terry

  One of the joys of my business is when I can help a rider find unique solutions to her problems so she can achieve her cycling goals.

The Goal: Ride the Seattle to Portland Classic. 200 miles in two days including training seriously for the ride

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Are Women’s Body Proportions Different From Men’s?

By Georgena Terry

Q: “I’ve heard that the proportions of women’s bodies are different from those of men’s and for that reason we need female-specific bicycles. Can you comment on that?”

Georgena: Women are definitely different than men, but what you’ve probably heard about body proportions may not be

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