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Presta vs Schrader – What’s The Difference? (Solved!)

Have you ever went to the local bicycle shop to get new tubes and been stumped when asked, “What kind of tubes do you need? Presta or Schrader?” I have been there too! Unsure of which valve is which, I mumble what kind of bicycle I ride and that I need the tube with the …

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The Surprising Benefits of Cycling Shorts

Years ago when I first started cycling I swore that I would never wear the infamous tight black shorts. I thought they looked goofy, and didn’t want to pedal around in skin tight gear. Now years later I can’t imagine going on a long ride without wearing my cycling shorts. Once I discovered the benefits …

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Why do Bikes not Have Kickstands? (It’s not all about cost)

Did you buy a new bike and realize that it doesn’t have a kickstand? It can be frustrating to stop mid-ride, and not be able to stand your bike upright while you’re not on it. If you’ve got your commuter bike loaded with groceries a kickstand can be helpful to keep the bike upright while …

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How To Prevent Your Bike From Rusting

Rust can absolutely destroy your bicycle so that is unusable. When corrosive materials and oxygen interact with metal it can cause a chemical breakdown that we call rust. Water, salt, and other materials can cause any exposed metal on your bike to rust. Rust can quickly spread and eat away at metal, and do permanent …

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Are Folding Bikes Worth It? The Pros & Cons

Over the last few years folding bikes have grown in popularity. As bike manufacturers have made better and better folding bikes there’s been an increase in cyclists purchasing them. According to market analysts, the folding bike industry will continue to grow until 2024. Cyclists (especially commuters) are realizing there are benefits to owning a bicycle …

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31 of the Best Bike Brands in the Universe

There are a variety of bicycles these days each made for a specific purpose. Bicycles that are perfect for mountain, others for road, some for gravel, and others for commuting. Some bicycle companies hone in and focus on manufacturing one type of bicycle while other bike brands vary their product line. Bicycle brands have different …

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Bike Serial Number – Where is it located?

The majority of bike serial numbers can be found in the following locations on your bike. The photo below has arrows that are pointing to each potential serial number location. Flip your bike upside down and the serial number is under the bottom bracket. On the front of the bike on the headset near the …

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