Montague Overhaul VI: Brakes

Montague Overhaul VI: Brakes

I’m nearing the end of my custom Montague build. Most of the parts are in place and it’s now time to install a brake. Fixed gear bikes give you a tremendous amount of control with just your legs. You can easily regulate your speed and come to a stop...
Montague Boston Overhaul III: Wheels!

Montague Boston Overhaul III: Wheels!

The next step for my custom Montague folding bike is a new wheelset. With horizontal, track style dropouts, and 120mm hub spacing, the Boston is made specifically for use as a single speed. The stock version comes with a flip flop hub; a freewheel on one side, a fixed...
Montague Boston Overhaul II: Headset

Montague Boston Overhaul II: Headset

If you’re anything like me, working on your bike is half the fun of owning it. Sure, you can have a bike shop do maintenance for you, and if it’s a big job requiring specialty tools, this might be a good idea. For me, I want to know every part of my bike...

A Bicycle How-To How-To

If you ride a bicycle, you’ve probably noticed that every once in a while, your bike needs a little love. This can be anything from minor adjustments to the cables and brake pads to overhauling the bearing systems, from replacing parts to truing wheels, and everything...

As Spring Unfolds…

Yesterday was the first time in months I’ve ridden my bike in a t-shirt and riding home on by far nicest day we’ve had this year I realized that Spring is finally here! For a lot of you “fair weather” cyclists out there, this means you can...

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