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The Bike Guy

A sore thumb is no fun

There is no question our 10-year-old daughter loves her new Wolftrax 24″ Alloy Fat Bike from Framed – but she has had one complaint at the end of each ride. . . a sore thumb. It turns out the stock trigger shifter was putting a lot of strain on her small hands, leaving her in quite a bit… Continue Reading A sore thumb is no fun Continue Reading A sore thumb is no fun
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Taking on her first PMC

On August 6th and 7th, my wife will be joining 6,000 riders for the 37th annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a fundraiser benefiting adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. Having started off the year by participating in “The Resolution by PMC,” Kristin is now focused on two… Continue Reading Taking on her first PMC Continue Reading Taking on her first PMC
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Fat-Bike.com Reviews the Wolftrax

Fat-Bike.com recently reviewed the new Wolftrax series from Framed – author Dave Krueger, riding a nicely specked out Bluto with Sram full X1 drivetrain and Sram Guide R brake-set, discovered what we already know – the Wolftrax is an awesome ride. In his review, the author notes the bike’s geometry was “spot on,” able to keep a… Continue Reading Fat-Bike.com Reviews the Wolftrax Continue Reading Fat-Bike.com Reviews the Wolftrax
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Wet & Rainy Fat Bike Fun

Thank you to everyone who came out on Small Business Saturday! While the weather didn’t cooperate, it didn’t stop visitors from taking the Framed Fat Bikes out for a demo. Missed the fun? Stop by the Velo Studio to take a Fat Bike for a spin. Looking for an extended test? You can rent one… Continue Reading Wet & Rainy Fat Bike Fun Continue Reading Wet & Rainy Fat Bike Fun
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JAM Fund Grand Fundo

As customers know, I closed the Velo Studio last Saturday to ride with U.S. National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers and the JAM Fund Cycling Team during the sixth annual JAM Fund Grand Fundo. A challenging one-day bike ride through the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, the event benefits the JAM Fund, an organization created in… Continue Reading JAM Fund Grand Fundo Continue Reading JAM Fund Grand Fundo
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What’s in your saddle bag?

Small in stature, a properly stocked saddle bag can play a big role in many situations. What you need in your bag is up to you – here’s what I keep in my saddle bag from fi’zi:k: Lezyne multi-tool – Includes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Allen keys; Philips-head, T25 Torx bits; 3 spoke… Continue Reading What’s in your saddle bag? Continue Reading What’s in your saddle bag?
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Bike size is just one factor

Since last spring, our daughter has been riding a 24″ youth road bicycle from Farrier Bicycle Works. While on paper the bike should have fit her, we noticed she was having difficulty during rides – specifically, the stand over the bike was too high, causing her significant pain when she banged into the top tube. After some… Continue Reading Bike size is just one factor Continue Reading Bike size is just one factor
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Preparing for the Midnight Marathon Ride

For the second year, my wife, friends and I joined over 1,000 local cyclists in the “Midnight Marathon Ride,” following the Boston Marathon route from Hopkinton into Boston. While the weather at this year’s event was perfect, cool but not cold without a hint of precipitation, owe still needed to properly prepare for riding in… Continue Reading Preparing for the Midnight Marathon Ride Continue Reading Preparing for the Midnight Marathon Ride
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Give your old bike new life

Love your bike? While your old friend may have seen better days, that doesn’t mean it needs to be retired. It may just need some TLC. For example, just leaving the Studio is a 90’s era Merckx Titanium, brought “up to speed” with a little TLC, as well as new parts including Camagnolo’s Athena Silver… Continue Reading Give your old bike new life Continue Reading Give your old bike new life
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Trolling the local trails

My wife and I have been on the hunt for great places to ride the fat bikes, recently checking out three local parks – Ashland State Park; Hopkinton State Park and Rocky Narrows in Sherborn. At both parks in Ashland and Hopkinton, the trails were fairly narrow, packed by foot by local walkers. While Ashland’s… Continue Reading Trolling the local trails Continue Reading Trolling the local trails
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