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Need help adjusting your derailleurs? This category contains tips and tricks for keeping your bike running like new.

Want to Save Money – Replace your Chain
Posted on February 7, 2015 by Bruce Goett — No Comments ↓
In between drinking beer, eating chips, and watching Breaking Away today, I replaced the chain on my bike for the umpteenth time. The drive train on your bike is pretty expensive and it would cost a lot to replace the…

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Inspect your Bike Wheels
Posted on August 31, 2014 by Bruce Goett — No Comments ↓
Nothing lasts forever and bike wheels are no exception. They’re subjected to a lot of stress and flexing, especially the rear wheel. It’s not unusual for a rim to crack, especially around the spoke holes. I noticed that the rear…

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How to Prevent and Treat Saddle Sores
Posted on August 17, 2013 by Bruce Goett — No Comments ↓
If you’ve never had a saddle sore, count yourself lucky. I’ve had them and they can burn with the white hot intensity of a million suns. They have forced riders to abandon major races including the Tour de France. If…

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Tri-Flo Bike Lube
Posted on May 8, 2013 by Bruce Goett — No Comments ↓
When I bought my first good bike 30 years ago, I had a couple of choices when it came to lubricants – 3 in 1 Household oil, or Tri-Flo Bike Lube. I opted for Tri-Flo and stuck with it. Over the years…

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Should You Buy a Used Bike?
Posted on May 5, 2013 by Bruce Goett — No Comments ↓
I’m a pragmatic guy. I like to save money wherever I can and when I buy something, I squeeze every last bit of use I can out of it. I buy used cars, sometimes used clothes, and I sometimes buy…

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