Tag: touring

This information was created to be given to participants of bicycle information workshops that I have been running at work and with friends at home. The take-home message here is that it is important to keep your bike in a clean, …

Essential information for new bicycle riders Read More »

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As I mentioned in a previous review of my Walz Caps’ moisture wicking cap, I am a big fan of cycling caps due to their multiple benefits while cycling – no matter what type of ride and no matter what type of weather you …

Owner review: Walz Cycling Caps’ cotton cap – a stylish solution for cooler weather rides! Read More »

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I’ve always wanted a mirror for my bike that would allow me to easily see what is approaching from behind while riding my bike without obstructing my handlebars or be difficult to fit/swap sides. After a bit of reading and testing I finally settled …

Owner review: Mirrycle Road Mirror for Shimano STI levers Read More »

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I know that one of the main things I wanted to know when I was doing research for my tour was what gear people were taking with them and why. So with that said, I present my own packlist with …

Cycle touring pack list for a European summer.. revised with comments! Read More »

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Over the years I have tried a number of chain lubricants, ranging from Teflon infused sprays, to chain wax and the traditional ‘wet’ chain oils/lubes. However I’ve never really been overjoyed by the performance of these products, plus most of them were …

An environmentally friendly way to keep your bicycle chain smooth and quiet? Introducing Green Oil ‘Ecological Chain Lube’ Read More »

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The Background: (Scroll down to the ‘review’ section below if you aren’t interested in my journey to find the perfect touring and all-season commuting bike) I had been thinking about getting a good quality all-season commuting and long-distance touring bike for …

Owner review: Vivente World Randonneur touring and commuting bicycle (drop bars with STI levers, 2012 version) Read More »

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