It may surprise North American bikers to learn that if you buy a bike in places like the Netherlands or Japan, it will usually come with a kickstand, a bell, a headlight, and a rack or basket. When you buy a bike in America it doesn’t come with these items, […]
By promoting cycling we can reduce the problems caused by cars – global warming, pollution, wars for oil, and the carnage caused by collisions. Here are ways to promote cycling.
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.
Preventing Flat Tires Before we tell you how to fix a flat, let’s see how to prevent them. Better than knowing how to fix a flat tire is not getting one in the first place. Here are products which will help prevent flats, all available at your local friendly bike […]
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.
Editor’s note: This article is widely misquoted and misunderstood. Critics usually miss the point completely.