Equipment

Bicycle gears

How To Use Bicycle Gears

Bicycles have multiple gears so that it’s easier to go up hills, and so you can go faster on level ground. Read this article and in five minutes you’ll know how to use your gears.

How to Buy Used Bikes 1

How to Buy Used Bikes

This is a short primer on how to buy inexpensive used bikes for basic commuting or transportation (no more than about 10 miles a day). It’s not for people biking longer distances, or who want a high-quality bike, or who will be doing mountain biking, racing, or touring.

Bicycle tires

Flat-Free Tubes & Tires

These products are semi-solid rubber, with no air, so they can’t go flat. You can get either an air-free tire, which replaces the whole tube or an air-free tube, which fits inside your existing tire. These are an as-yet unproven technology, and cycling equipment master Sheldon Brown and BikePro say […]

Informal Review of Montague Folding Bikes 2

Informal Review of Montague Folding Bikes

I’ve been riding a Montague off and on since 1993. They are pretty useful for specific situations. I have the folding mountain bike model. When I ordered it from his biggest distributor in Seattle I specified the gearing I wanted (28/38/48 in front and a 13/30 cogset). I also got […]