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Folding Gravel Bike: Disc Brakes and Drop Bar Levers

Tweet After installing the headset and fork, and preparing the wheelset, I’m now going to install the disc brakes. I have a set of Hayes CX Pro mechanical brakes and 160mm rotors. Most disc brakes are made to install on post mount frames with bolt holes 74mm from center to center, with the option to [...]
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Montague Overhaul VIII: Saddles and Saddle Position

Tweet Over the past few weeks, I’ve given you a step by step look at building a completely custom, fixed gear folding bike. Today I’m going to put the finishing touches on with a new seatpost and saddle, and talk a bit about proper saddle positioning. Saddles are perhaps the most often replaced or customized [...]
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After the Sun Goes Down

Tweet Boston bicycle adventures… Adventures in the night:  urban cycling is not restricted to the rising and setting of the sun.  The city lights, especially in a place like Boston, which is a city that does sleep, provide illumination for all manner of adventures. Last weekend, the bicycle courier action film, Premium Rush, opened around [...]
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Philosophy: Minimalist

Tweet What are the necessary parts on a bike anyway?  It all depends upon your build philosophy. From a Minimalist Perspective First one needs a frame.  A bicycle requires wheels to roll upon (included therein: tires, spokes, hubs,  and all that lay beneath these).  It needs a seat post and saddle to sit upon.  Handlebars [...]
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