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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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