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Frog Bikes Survey Shows Parents Tend to Opt for In-Home Bike Maintenance

Earlier this week, bikeradar.com reported on a survey performed by youth bike maker Frog Bikes, which showed that most parents do not take the time to have professional mechanics perform safety checks on their children’s bicycles. The survey of over 2,000 UK parents showed that most parents prefer to perform safety checks and maintenance themselves, and even found that a small percentage of parents had neve ...

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Tour of Britain to Host Support Events in Brighton; Unicyclists Welcome

This Friday, British cycling fans were delighted to find out that they’d be welcome to compete in several support events centred on the finishing line of the Tour of Britain’s final stage in Brighton. The Tour’s penultimate stage will begin in Camberley, with races in Brighton set to be run throughout the morning and early afternoon in anticipation of a 3PM arrival of the professionals. Cyclingweekly.co.uk ...

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Armstrong’s Interesting Legal Tactic Fails to Get Civil Case Dismissed

While the court of public opinion may have finished ruling on Lance Armstrong months ago, the actual American court system appears to just be getting started. Earlier this week Judge Robert L. Wilkins denied a request by Armstrong to throw out a civil case originally brought to court by Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis. The case itself centres on Armstrong’s time as a rider sponsored by the U.S. Pos ...

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Buying bikes on ebay – the pain, pleasure and a secret weapon

There has never been a better time to be a potless cyclist. Time was, getting a decent second hand bike was a real challenge. First, you went to your local bike shop to check out the two or three Bob had in that were something like what you were looking for. But pretty soon it would become clear they weren’t what you were looking for after all. Then it was the classifieds: bad ads, with little information, ...

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My ‘Original’ Viking – A tale of wanton abandonment

I wish I could get closure, perhaps writing it all down can bring that about, this page can be the psychiatrist's couch and you can be Sigmund Freud. The key I believe is regression, so we will go back to nineteen eighty-two. The charts were full of 'New Romantics' Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League and similar. I'd love to say that I was listening to The Clash and The Jam instead, but unfortunat ...

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Team Sky Wants Sky-bound Yates twins

The Yates twins’, Adam and Simon, star appears to be rising higher with every sunrise in the cycling arena. It is with this rising star that Team Sky has shown interest in signing the Yates twins. Implying that it wasn’t brain surgery to note the twins will be a merit to Team Sky, the team boss, Dave Brailsford said, “We are a British team ultimately, with a global roster and global race programme, but to h ...

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Corndogs the power-bite for cyclists

Cycling is no walk in the park. It is a sweat drenching, energy draining and physical challenging sport. Therefore, cyclists need to be oozing energy all the times. They need to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed regardless of the unforgiving terrains. This is where Corndog swings into to the rescue like a medieval knight with majestic strides. Corndog is a hotdog sausage coated with cornmeal. Corndogs are fri ...

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Schleck’s slide continues; may have slid off Trek team for Le Tour

Heading in to this season, many expected to finally see Andy Schleck return to the form that won him the Tour de France in 2010. So far, though, those high expectations have not been met. Schleck so far has failed to finish the Amstel Gold Race and the Ardennes Classics, and missed out entirely on the Tour of Romandie due to a knee injury. It seems now that Schleck may be running out of chances to prove he ...

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Revolution Track Series Expands Again, Adds London Second Date

The Revolution Track Series has, for the third season in a row, grown. The series announced Monday that the 2014-15 season would include six rounds including October and February events in London. The London rounds will take place at the Lee Valley VeloPark, originally constructed for the 2012 Olympic Games. With a capacity of 6,000, Lee Valley is the largest velodrome to be part of the Revolution Series. R ...

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Rumours of a shock-absorbing Time machine

Framemaker Time managed to get some gearheads salivating earlier this week when the front page of their website was replaced by the simple image of an X-ray of a human arm and the tagline “New sensations are coming soon.” The image seems to confirm previous speculation that Time would soon release a new fork meant to absorb vibration. In February, website matosvelo.fr published a story where the examined pa ...

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