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Bicycle Valve Caps: Are They Important?

Tweet The valve cap… yes, that small piece of plastic that screws onto the valve, apparently useless, that  almost always ends up lost somewhere in the world. The truth is that if your bike uses Schrader valves, the caps really are useful, much more than you think. Their main purpose is to help keep dust [...]
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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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Montague Overhaul VII: Fixed Foot Retention

Tweet In putting the final touches on my custom Montague Boston folding bike, I had to decide what type of foot retention to use. On a fixed gear, you can control your speed and slow down simply by slowing your cadence. By putting back pressure on the pedals, you can slow the bike or even [...]
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