Flying with your bike

I learnt a lot on my first overseas trip with my bike. My plan was to go to France in July and see le Tour, do Paris-Brest-Paris in August and go touring afterwards for up to six months. I took a range of clothing for summer and winter conditions. This was the first time I…

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Friction Shifters

From a post by Will at Rivendell Bicycle Works – 28 May 2021 One of the main advantages of friction shifters used to be that they work with basically any set up – any derailleur, any crank and any cassette, allowing riders to ignore almost all of the overly complicated compatibility rules that goes along…