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Why did this crash happen?

New page — why did this crash happen?

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Gear Calculator now supports 12-sprocket cassettes

Update to our gear calculator. It now supports custom 12-sprocket cassettes, and has a listing for the stock SRAM 12-sprocket cassette. Not that we really think that thin sprockets, with a flimsy chain, are a good idea!

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Chain and sprocket wear

New post on bicycle chain and sprocket wear

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Exposing and reinstalling the inner tube without removing the wheel

How to expose the inner tube for patching without removing the wheel, and how to put things back together — very useful on a bicycle where removing the wheel is difficult.  This article includes videos showing how to do it … Continue reading

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Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

New article about the Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub. Thanks to Bruce Dance for most of the text, also Aaron Goss!

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Customizing a fatbike

Bruce Ingle customizes a fatbike — Fatbikes are intended for use on soft, muddy, sandy, snowy surfaces but they need customization to make them truly practical for such use — in particular, fenders, wide-range gearing including ultra-low gears, and a … Continue reading

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Leather saddle repair

A rail on your Brooks leather saddle broke? Our new page lists repair sites around the world. Your repaired saddle will be better than new, because it is broken in. Photo: Simon Firth, of Transport cycles, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, authorized … Continue reading

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Choosing a bicycle headlight

Just in time for standard-time winter commutes — an article about choosing a headlight for your bicycle!

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Check spoke tension by ear when building a wheel

Check the level of spoke tension by ear — unless you are tone deaf, a musical pitch reference (pitch pipe, tuning fork, smartphone app etc.) is all you need to tell whether you have brought spokes up to the appropriate … Continue reading

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Cyclecomputer and GPS accuracy

New page about the history of distance and speed measurement on bicycles, and the limitations of accuracy in measurement. Did you know that GPS readings wander, so you can rack up some distance even if you are standing still?

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