Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Biking during winter is difficult, you need to protect your body from the freezing cold. Protecting your hands is important since you'll be needing them to squeeze the breaks before you hit something. You'll need a gloves that are water-resistant, lightweight, and can give you warmth. Sugoi Firewall Z gloves is perfect for this climate. It is sold on Amazon for $75.00.
It offers maximum warmth and dexterity. The gloves are mitten-shaped, it combines the three outer fingers in a mitt but have a separated index fingers that make it possible for shifting gears or braking. The gloves are insulated with G100 and G80 Thinsulate. It has a silicone accents to help you with your grip and reflective piping to aid with visibility.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Here's a clip of the New Orleans Naked Bike Ride 2013 on June 8, 2013. The ride was to promote the use of bike and to raise awareness about issues concerning humanity. It was the Fifth Annual World Naked Bike Ride in New Orleans. The ride started and ends at Mickey Markey park.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Here's a riders view of the World Naked Bike Ride London (WNBR) 2013 last June 8 in London, United Kingdom. It shows different routes.
WNBR is a world-wide campaign with objectives such as fight against global dependency on oil, reduce car culture, real rights for cyclists, demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets , and celebrate freedom of the body.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Here is another maintenance tip from Global Cycling Network. It's good to make sure that your bike's ball bearing hub is in working condition and a regular overhaul is very helpful.
If you have a Shimano wheels, just follow the steps in the video to service your wheels since all Shimano hubs run on cup and cone bearings. Perform this once or twice a year for better results.
Here are the tools that you will need for this job:
Cone spanners (13 and 17mm spanners for the hub)
Degreaser to clean the bearings and races
A tool to get the bearings out
A container to keep the bearings in whilst you clean the hub
Be careful not to put degreaser in the rear hub, you don't like to degrease the freehub. Do not over tighten the cones when rebuilding the hub this will increase friction if it is overtightened.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Japanese Ueshiro Sano an skilled artisan who builds wooden ships was born as third son of the SANO SHIPYARD which was established more than 200 years ago and has been lasting for eight generations don't just build wooden ships he also builds bespoke wooden bicycles in his workshop.
It takes about three months to build his bikes and cost about $18,000. He use mahogany for his custom build bikes. Sueshiro said on his webpage the frame is designed to have a slightly higher rigidity and the frame is designed to absorbed the vibration from the road to give the rider a comfortable ride at a high speed.