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- On the blog today: How long do #compasstires last? How do you know when they’re worn? (Link in bio.)Last stop for the night at the Longmire lodge on Mount Rainier. Ahead: four mountain passes before the sun rises. Night rides in the mountains are a unique experience. We sense the immensity of the landscape without seeing it. We feel the climbs unfiltered, only in our legs. Our focus on the curves of the descents is absolute. And we’ve got the mountains all to ourselves. #allroadbike #bqtestbikesChinook Pass separates western and eastern Washington. Little did we know that meant a drop in temperature from 42 to 22 degrees F (+5 to -5 C) just minutes into the hour-long descent. We were happy when we turned uphill again to climb Naches Pass. The moon-lit landscape was beautiful, but rarely have we welcomed the raising sun with such gratitude! 📷@wherethepavementends #allroadbike
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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Since we have published a post about “The Dangers of Narrow Tires,” it is only fair that we look at the other side of the coin. What are the disadvantages (or even dangers?) of wider tires? I can think of … Continue reading
When I started researching the history of René Herse more than a decade ago, I never thought I would end up buying the company! During my research, I talked to riders on Herse’s team and people who had known René … Continue reading
For me, November and most of December are rest months. That doesn’t mean that I don’t ride my bike – I use my bike for daily transportation – but there isn’t any “training” on the bike. I worked on my … Continue reading
Inserting a handlebar into a classic stem requires a few simple tricks. Grand Bois stems are based on classic stems, and are not equipped with removable faceplates that can make installation easier. Classic stems have a number of advantages that … Continue reading
As Seattle is receiving a dusting of snow, I received this wonderful photo of Bicycle Quarterly contributor Tim Bird (“A Day Out in the Yorkshire Dales”).
It often is surprising that high-end components cost not just a little more, but several times as much as budget components. For example, the high-end Sugino cranks (above right) cost more than three times as much as the budget model … Continue reading
Edelux headlights for a hanging attachment are now available. The hanging attachment allows mounting them more securely underneath a front rack. Most German bikes mount their lights above the fork crown (below). That is how most headlights are designed, including … Continue reading