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Stainless steel chains

Recently, I bought one of those go-no-go bicycle chain wear checkers.  I tried it on two of my bikes that have obvious worn chains, they fa…

Started by Elwood Gruschow in Bikes and Bicycling

3 Jan 26
Reply by Mike Schwab

8-speed, anyone?

Hello.  Looking for Shimano Dura Ace 8-speed downtube shift levers.  They would be from around 1992.  Grey-colored.  The left lever is spri…

Started by David S. Kato in Marketplace

3 Jan 23
Reply by Skip Montanaro 0mi

Sold! 1972 Colnago Super!

Almost five years ago I got this Colnago. It's beautiful. I barely fit it and I'm nervous to ride it because I am a little tough on my bike…

Started by Jaik S. in Marketplace

5 Jan 22
Reply by Elwood Gruschow

drawbridge coming to flyover

Started by bobweiser in Bikes and Bicycling

0 Jan 17

Waxing your bike

Hi I was reading a book about biking that recommended waxing the frame, spokes, and chain in winter to help keep out salt and reduce rust…

Started by Brian S in Bikes and Bicycling

2 Jan 16
Reply by Skip Montanaro 0mi

ratcheting shoe buckle compatibility?

Hello.  I've got a pair of Bontrager shoes (circa 2013) that are in great shape except the ratcheting buckle broke on one of the shoes.  I'…

Started by David S. Kato in Bikes and Bicycling

0 Jan 8

Paris by Bike

Pedaling across the Seine on a sunny day is a peak experience. How did the City of Light become a city of cycles? PARIS — I used to conside…

Started by Bob Kastigar in Bikes and Bicycling

0 Jan 6

Winter trail and road conditions 2021

Where’s the scary ice? It’d be good to have a place to report these things, especially after snow and freezing rain. Lake Front Trail, Majo…

Started by SamK in Bikes and Bicycling

3 Jan 3
Reply by SamK

“ The US wasn't equipped for 2020's cycling boom. Its failures stem from a century of leaving bikes behind.”

“The pandemic forced cities to remold their streets to give more room to pedestrians and bikes, but it also thrust their longstanding lack…

Started by Yasmeen in Bikes and Bicycling

1 Jan 3
Reply by Matt M. 18.5KM

Why 2020 was such a great year for biking in Chicago

Why 2020 was such a great year for biking in Chicago Greatly reduced traffic opened up streets to cyclists like never before. Biking was a…

Started by Bob Kastigar in Bikes and Bicycling

4 Jan 3
Reply by Patricia Unsinn

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