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 Post subject: Bicycles
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 5:01 pm 
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Bicycles

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Considering Cycling as Your #1 Transport Option?
February 1st, 2010
http://readynutrition.com/resources/con ... _01022010/

By Lauren Hawley

I often wonder if we'll see a day when cyclists will outnumber motorists.

My primary transportation is a bike. I don't have a car because the expense is not worth it. With the price of gasoline continually rising and state of oil making everything more expensive, maybe more people will make this same choice.

No one wants this scenario to occur, but it's worth speculation: what should you consider if you've gone carless? This is a short guide on what you need to know if you're looking to use a bicycle as an alternate or primary form of transportation for everyday riding. --- continued at link, above ---

Includes:

Question 1: What kind of bike is best for me?
Question 2 : Is it possible to get around only with a bike?
Question 3: How can I take care of the bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:44 pm 
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TIRES: Changing the Tires

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How to Change a Bicycle Tire
http://www.ehow.com/how_117901_change-bicycle-tire.html

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Things You'll Need:
    * Replacement Tire
    * Tire Pump
    * Adjustable Wrench
    * Set Of Three Tire Tools (tire Irons)


CONTINUED at LINK, above - Copyright © 1999-2012 Demand Media, Inc.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:45 pm 
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TIRES: Changing Bike Tires

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Change Bicycle Tires Yourself
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/changingbicycletire

Image A. First of all, you need some tire levers. These are little plastic gizmos that help pry the tire off the rim. You may use a screwdriver, but you run the real risk of damaging your tire, tube, and rim. You should get able to get these tire levers at a bike shop.

-CONTINUED at LINK, above - (Copyright© 1995-2011 DoItYourself.com Inc. All rights reserved.)


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:49 pm 
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TIRES: How to Change Bike Tires-With photos

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How to Replace a Bicycle Tire
http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-a-Bicycle-Tire

If you like to ride your bicycle, then sooner or later you will need to fix a flat or change (replace) the bicycle tire. First, turn your bike upside down balanced on its seat and handlebars. --- continued at link, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:03 pm 
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CHAIN: How to Change the Chain

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How to Change a Chain
http://www.bicyclinglife.com/HowTo/ChangeAChain.htm

There are a lot of people new to cycling who are not aware that a bike chain is considered a "consumable", that is expected to be replaced periodically.

They usually find this out when their bike no longer shifts smoothly, or they experience chain slip while pedaling. (If this occurs while standing, it can be very painful as you come crashing down on the top-tube of the bike).

Often, you can get away with ignoring your chain except for a little oil now and then, but you will come to regret this.

When chains wear, there is often no easily visible indication that they are doing so. They seem to look just the same as when new, just a little dirtier. But chains wear in an odd way: they "stretch".

Now chains don't actually stretch in the normal sense of that word. If you measured an old and a new chain, each link of the old worn chain will be the same length as a link on the new chain, yet the old chain will be longer. You could painstakingly count the number of links to make sure that there were the same number of these same sized links. Yet, the old chain would still be longer.

The secret: --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:06 pm 
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CHAIN:Changing the Bike Chain

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How to Change a Bicycle Chain
http://www.ehow.com/how_2066270_change- ... chain.html

Bicycle chains aren't meant to last forever. They need to be replaced when you notice excessive wear or the chain loses tension. With the use of a chain link tool, any bicycle chain can be changed in a few easy steps. Follow these tips to change your chain and get you up and cruising in no time.

--- CONTINUED at LINK, above (Copyright © 1999-2012 Demand Media, Inc.)


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Bicycle Seats

Bike seats are NOT comfortable. Especially if you want to go a log way. Here are some 'comfy' bike seats. (I do NOT have an affiliation with any of these companies. I just want a COMFY bike seat, lol!)


BicycleSeats.org


ImageContour Bicycle Saddle - The Widest Seat
http://www.bicycleseats.org/large-bench-seat.htm


http://www.bicycleseats.org/large-bench-seat.htm
More Comfortable Design
Wider and more padding!

12" long x 16" wide*

Price $79.95
plus $8.95 shipping

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Image Schwinn Adult Comfort Gel Bicycle Saddle
http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Adult-Com ... B000DZF6UQ

$19.04

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Image Bell Max Comfort Seat
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/17 ... v_XSG10001

$24.99


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Bike Seats

Now THIS is looking good! :D :smt023

RealSeat.com

fully assembled in your choice of 8 colors
http://www.realseat.com/usa-store.html

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$89 - $99


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycles
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:46 pm 
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Bike Gears - HOW to USE them!

BicycleUniverse.info

How to use Bicycle Gears
http://bicycleuniverse.info/eqp/gears.html

Bicycles have multiple gears so that it's easier to go up hills, and so you can go faster on level ground. Read this article and in five minutes you'll know how to use your gears.

First, let's get our terms straight so we're on the same page --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---


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