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Our personal reviews of gear, beer and anything else that piques our interests!

Kool Stop Mountain Salmon Brake Pads Review

Kool Stop Threaded Mountain Salmon Brake Pads Review Part Number KS-MTTSA Price Paid: $12.94/pair Ebay http://www.koolstop.com/english/mountain_pad.html The OEM brakes on Carolyn’s Jamis Aurora weren’t sounding so good. They started squealing. Then they started squealing like a stuck pig. It got … Continue reading

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Vittoria Randonneur Bicycle Tire Review

Vittoria Randonneur 700x 32c Black Steel Bead Folding Road Bike Tire Review Price Paid: $34 each including shipping/Ebay UPC: 641740197300 Art. cod: 111.3R2.25.32.111TG http://www.vittoria.com/product/trekking/ Carolyn’s 2010 Jamis Aurora (actually bought new in 2012) came with Vittoria Randonneur 700x 32c tires … Continue reading

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Planet Bike Superflash Stealth Tail Light Review

Planet Bike Superflash Stealth Tail Light Review MSRP: $28.99 SKU: #3034-1 Link: http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3034_1.html I’ve had a lot of tail lights over the years and they have been more or less effective. Mostly less. What I have found that made them … Continue reading

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Planet Bike Hardcore Fender Review

Planet Bike Hardcore Fender Review SKU 7046 and 7048 Price Paid: $39.99 Link: Planet Bike Fenders Both Carol’s Jamis Aurora and my Trek 520 are sporting Planet Bike Hardcore Fenders. Carol bought the Hardcore Road and I bought the Hardcore … Continue reading

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Topeak Road Morph G Mini Pump with Gauge Review

Topeak Road Morph G Mini Pump with Gauge Link: http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/RoadMorphG
 Price Paid: Don’t remember.
 Currently $29.99 at Nashbar Grade: A
 We’ve had this pump for years, and right off I got to say, it’s been a stout performer. We’ve taken … Continue reading

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For a ride across the state of Ohio, having the right shoe is a good idea. Review of Bontrager Cadence, Bontrager Solstice WSD and Shimanno SH-M038

So its the day before Guy and I leave on our 3-week-long adventure on the Ohio To Erie Trail and I still don’t have the right shoes. I Got A Bike but my old shoes have thousands of miles on … Continue reading

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Hot Day, Hot Water, NOT! Get CamelBak Podium Big Chill Water Bottles

So its a nice warm day. Or its hot, really hot, and humid and windy! But you are tough and riding on, dealing with it. Then you take a break and take a nice big gulp of hot water! Yuk! … Continue reading

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The Grunge Brush chain cleaner

The Grunge Brush by Finish Line Price Paid: $15 +/- Grade: A Link: www.finishlineusa.com/products/grunge-brush The Grunge Brush by Finish Line is a really simple but useful tool. Carol saw it and bought it before the guy at the bike shop … Continue reading

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Axiom Seymour Transit Series Panniers Review

Axiom Seymour Transit Series Panniers Price Paid: $80/pair (iirc) Grade: A- Link: Axiom Seymour’s at Amazon I’ve had my Axiom bags for at least the last two tours and they seem to be holding up fine. It appears Axiom is … Continue reading

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Jandd Low Rider Rack Review

Jandd Low Rider Front Racks Price paid: $50 Grade: A- Link: Jandd low riders We bought these racks new from a dealer on eBay. They were the last essential piece of gear we needed for the trip. We paid $50 … Continue reading

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