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|Gear Shifting||For beginner or intermediate cyclists.|
Everything You Wanted To Know About Shifting Your Bicycle's Gears,
But Were Afraid To Ask.
This is an introduction to gear shifting, and the basics of how a derailer works. How, why and when to shift gears.
|Bicycling and Pain||Where does it hurt?|
Riding a bike isn't supposed to be a painful experience.
Click on the body part that hurts for advice on easing the pain!
|Adjusting Handlebar Height||Higher or Lower?|
If your handlebars are at the wrong height for your riding style, you'll be uncomfortable or slow.
|Starting and Stopping||Do you really know how to ride a bike?|
Proper technique for safe starting and stopping.
|A Comfortable Saddle||Something everybody wants.|
What you should know about saddles and seatposts.
|Shoes and pedals||For all cyclists|
Choosing shoes and pedals to suit your style of riding -- and clothing.
|Braking and Turning||For all cyclists|
Braking and turning technique.
|Standing to Pedal||When should you stand to pedal?.|
Most cyclists spend too much time out of the saddle...do you?
|Freewheel or Cassette?||Which type of gear cluster do you have?|
Much time and money is wasted as a result of confusion between these two incompatible systems.
|Why Reflectors Don't Work||by John Schubert|
Don't trust your life to reflectors, you need lights to ride at night!
|Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary||For all cyclists.|
An encyclopedic listing of bicycle lore, technical data and opinions.
|Cycling For Fun (U.K.)||http://cyclingforfun.co.uk|
Lots of information for beginning cyclists.
|Bicycling Street Smarts||For all cyclists|
John Allen's tutorial on bicycle handling and traffic skills
|Articles by Sheldon Brown and others|