PROBIKEWRENCH.COM Featured on The FredCast

Last week, I had the privilege of being asked to join David Bernstein on his internet cycling podcast, “The FredCast.”  It’s one of the most (if not THE most) popular cycling podcasts on the internet today.

David wanted some insight as to what cyclists could expect when going into their local bike shop for a spring tune-up.  I also gave a few good tips about what minor repairs cyclists could do to their own bikes to keep them in good working order, and what kind of tools the home mechanic needed to have on hand in their workshop/garage.

You can find “The FredCast” online at http://www.thefredcast.com.  There are links to all the shows and the show’s sponsors there.  You can find Show #148, where I’m featured, at http://www.thefredcast.com/?p=1258.

Stuff in the Hopper

Don’t have a lot of time to post anything really substantial, but here’s a few things that are in the works at the moment:

  • Georgia Rides to the Capitol – Advocacy ride from several locations in Metro Atlanta, converging on the State Capitol tomorrow around noon.  I’m riding with the RAMBO guys out of Roswell, and will meet up with a bunch of folks there and along the way.  Going to show Atlanta what great numbers of cyclists think… Hopefully, we’ll get the “3 Foot Law” passed pretty soon.
  • FredCast Interview – I’ve got an interview with David Bernstein from “The FredCast” lined up for mid-week.  He helped launch the VeloReviews Podcast, and asked me to come on the air with him to discuss some Spring Bike Tune-Up ideas.  Link to be posted when it airs.
  • MS150 Class – Thursday, I’m teaching a basic maintenance/cycling tips class to a group from the Knights of Columbus that is doing the MS150. Several members of the group have already come by the shop to get outfitted for bikes and gear.  It’s always good to educate more cyclists and teach them good maintenance and cycling habits.
  • Beginner Track Class – Taking the Beginner Class at the Dick Lane Velodrome on Saturday and Sunday.  It’s only 3 hours per day, and I know my way around the track (having even officiated races at that track), but… it will be a whole different world riding on the track.  Pray for good weather…

That’s all I’ve got for now.  Gotta get my gear ready for tomorrow’s ride!

Cane Creek Headset Fit Finder

On VeloReviews Podcast #2, I answered a question regarding the number of standard sizes for internal/integrated headsets and how to find which one is right for your bike.  I advised to contact the manufacturer of the bike, via their website, or to use FSA’s Headset Gauge to find out for sure (as seen below).
In my constant search for technical innovations in cycling, I have stumbled across a new tool that has come into existence. Cane Creek Cycling Components, makers of the 110 Headset platform (which has a 110 Year Warranty – it’ll outlast YOU), has created a seemingly foolproof database of most major manufacturers and models and their headset standards.  It’s easy… you type in the brand, model, and year of your bike, and… voila!  It tells you exactly which Cane Creek Headset(s) will work with your bike.  A screenshot is found below:
You can find this handy tool online at http://www.canecreek.com/headset-fit-finder.  Enjoy!!!

(Cross-posted at http://www.veloreviews.com)

VeloReviews Podcast #1

We started the VeloReviews Podcast in hopes of driving a few more members to the VeloReviews.com site.  Since our first podcast two weeks ago, we’ve moved into 3rd position for the Most Popular Outdoor Audio Podcast on iTunes (as of five minutes ago).  Here’s the proof:

If you want to take a listen, you can find the direct link here: http://media.libsyn.com/media/veloreviews/The_VeloReviews_Podcast_episode_001.mp3

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