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The Bike Guy

How does a fat bike handle?

It’s a question we get pretty regularly – how does the fat bike handle in the snow? As you can see from this weekend’s sledding adventures, the bikes (both from Framed) were able to grip the slope, allowing us to stay in control on a hill where our kids were picking up some speed! It’s… Continue Reading How does a fat bike handle? Continue Reading How does a fat bike handle?
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Riding her new Fat Bike

With Ashland State Park close to our home, we had the perfect place for my wife to test ride her new 2015 Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike. It was a beautiful day, and the park was filled with walkers – many of whom commented on, or asked questions, about the bike. Despite one incident (as… Continue Reading Riding her new Fat Bike Continue Reading Riding her new Fat Bike
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Saddle Height For Kids

I constantly see kids riding with their saddle’s too low.  As a reminder, bike seats are called saddles since they are straddled and not meant to carry all your weight which is actually shared by your arms and legs.  However, the part that holds the saddle is still called a seat post. Smaller kids riding… Continue Reading Saddle Height For Kids Continue Reading Saddle Height For Kids
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The Artistry of the Frame

I’ve seen a bunch of videos on framebuilders, but this one struck a chord within a short video showing the expertise, equipment and craft that goes into a frame. Supporting your local framebuilder for a work of art is always special. FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft from michael evans on Vimeo.   Continue Reading The Artistry of the Frame
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Cycling Shorts – Bibs or Not?

If you’re in the market for cycling shorts, you may have seen that there are two types to choose from – regular and bibs.  I know there are many riders out there who ride regular shorts and keep wondering if they should try bibs. As you may know, bib shorts simply add suspenders to a… Continue Reading Cycling Shorts – Bibs or Not? Continue Reading Cycling Shorts – Bibs or Not?
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Going Bare In Bike Shorts

Last year a friend started road riding, and he purchased a pair of cycling shorts and other accessories such as a helmet and gloves.  It wasn’t until after a few rides that I heard him complaining about chaffing and sore spots.  At that moment I was transported back 25 years to my first pair of… Continue Reading Going Bare In Bike Shorts Continue Reading Going Bare In Bike Shorts
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Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes

There are many topics to cover with kids bikes and I will try to cover many in future posts.  For today, I’m going to focus on one of the biggest issues and problems with kids bikes (and some adult bikes) – the brakes.  Judging by the empty racks in places like Target, there were a… Continue Reading Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes Continue Reading Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes
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