Bicycles & Gear

Pedals

Replacement My old pedals were worn and had been damaged by corrosion after an incident in storage last winter Platform or Clipless Bike pedals have been flat (platform) pedals since safety bicycles began to be made and sold. Many bikes are sold with flat pedals, which riders will replace. Bikeradar did a large survey or …

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My Gravel Bike

Cannondale Topstone 105 My Cannondale Topstone 105 Alloy is a gravel bike by Cannondale, a subsidiary or brand of the Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries, manufactured in Taiwan. The frame is an aluminium alloy. This is what it looks like This Cannondale model is named for the Shimano 105 groupset which is marketed by Shimano as …

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A New Bike

Variety I shopped for a new bike last summer (2019). The literature of cycling and bicycle manufacturing is vast. The Guardian published a survey and list of printed works in 2016. Some books and resources address innovation and engineering: David Herlihy’s Bicycle: The History; Article – The History of the bicycle (2012) at https://engineeringsport.co.uk; The …

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