Category: Gear

April 18, 2012

Trying to nail down differences between tires (and bikes) by riding the same course multiple times with different equipment. Not sure if the experiment solved anything, but the results were interesting…

March 12, 2012
February 12, 2012
January 28, 2012

I’ve been riding my Puch Cavette II quite a lot recently, and I have it pretty well dialed in, so I thought I’d detail the modifications I’ve made to make it road-worthy…

October 26, 2011

Although the Dahon Vitesse D7HG is fairly well-appointed for touring, it’s good to test that before relying on it. So I did a dry run of the Dahon with a typical touring load. Success!

September 25, 2011
September 22, 2011

I recently picked up an old 10-speed bicycle, a ‘Puch Cavette II’, from a garage sale. It’s not a high-end bike, but it’s a quality machine, and I’m hoping to update it a bit and make it a fun ride!

July 26, 2011

I’ve just completed a long-term test of the Liquid Wrench Chain Lube on my Long Haul Trucker, and here are my results: It’s less expensive than bicycle-specific chain lubes, and seems to work just was well. Bottom line: recommended.

September 18, 2010
September 8, 2010

A bicycle touring equipment torture test, and introducing two roadies to the joys of rough-riding.