Used bikes are the way to go for cyclists on a budget, or for the person who is new to cycling. Buying a good used bike will save you money, but there are a few things you need to know beforehand when looking for that used gem.
What items are essential to have in your bicycle saddle bag, and what would just be dead weight?
With the amount of automobile traffic on today’s roads it’s becoming harder to find safe places to ride. Rails to Trails paths are a safer and family friendly alternative to riding on crowded roads. Finding these paths is easy when you know where to look.
Did you find a bicycle at a garage sale or on craigslist but don’t know its size? We’ll show you how to measure a bicycle frame to determine its size.
Mountain bikes are terrific for off road riding but terrible on the street. Traditional mountain bike tires are too rough for road riding. Changing tires on these bikes can convert them to adequate performers on the road.
Bicyclists should replace old bicycle tires before riding on them. The tire pictured is a road tire on a mountain bike (26″ x 1.5″) and looked normal, with no damage. It still had good tread that showed very little wear. I pumped it up like I always do and took the bike for a ride. I rode about one block and back. After I went inside I heard what sounded like a car backfiring.