Category Archives: Cycling Equipment

BRAG 2016 Final Prep

Today is the day I leave for BRAG 2016 and I feel like I’m well prepared. This serves as an update to my initial post on BRAG Prep and the decisions I’ve made since then. My prep list was as … Continue reading

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A Change in Pedal Strategy

a.k.a. A Tale of Three Bikes & Three Pedals I have three bikes. Let’s start with that. I bought my current road bike in 2009 because my old 1984 Peugeot UO-14 had some problems and it was too difficult to … Continue reading

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New Frame from Surly

I ran across an article on Urban Velo about a new frame from Surly; the Surly Straggler. Searching a bit further, I found a post on Surly’s blog about it. It is described as a cross bike with disc brakes. … Continue reading

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Surly Cross Check Frame for Touring

As I was riding today, I was reminded if a recent thread on Bike Forums about touring on a Surly Cross Check. The conversation inevitably turned to heel clearance due to the short geometry. I chose the CC over the … Continue reading

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