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Buying A Used Bike

The first rule is never pay over $100

Hal's Thursday Night Ride - A Review

This may have been the most enjoyable frolic in NYC I have ever done - organized or not!

Commuting Cost

Due to acid rain, ultraviolet radiation and realities beyond life's control, tires will rot.

Hal And The Custom Mercian Frame

...made to order frameset that will probably last a lifetime.

Bike Junk Or Treasure?

Once a week, without fail, somebody comes into the shop with an older bicycle and asks if it's worth anything?

Hal On Saddles

There are ways to totally avoid any penile discomfort. One is to be a member of the female persuasion!

The City Is Hard On Components

Stop and go cycling wears out chains, gear clusters, and eventually, crankset, quite prematurely.

Winter Riding

There are many problems with riding during the winter. The first is that there is more night than day; so, you need lights.

Hal's First And Second Bikes

The next morning I was ready to ride. Larry, the kid next door, made fun of me because my bike had training wheels and only sissies rode bikes with training wheels.

How To Fix A Flat Tire

Fixing a flat tire isn't so tuff if you know what you are doing.

Riding In The Rain

The problems with rain riding are: a) you'll get wet, and b) you may slip.