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A Guide to Bicycle Gears: How to Shift Bike Gears and Do it Smoothly

Nothing can frustrate new riders quite like bicycle gears.  Unfortunately, shifting bike gears isn’t a terribly intuitive thing.  It takes a bit of time and thought to learn how to shift properly and efficiently.  The good news is once you get a bit of practice, shifting becomes second-nature–something you don’t have to think about at all.  In order to help hasten

Bike Maintenance: Conquer Your Fear And Learn To Fix Your Bike

Recently I asked the Femme Cyclist community what their biggest challenge was as it relates to cycling. One of the most frequent answers? Bike maintenance. From total beginners to seasoned riders, we’ve discovered that many women don’t know how or are intimidated by the idea of working on their own bike. The good news is

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How To Clean A Rusty Bike Chain

If your bike has been sitting outside for a while, or if you live in a wet climate, chances are that at some point you’ll end up with a rusty bike chain. Rust on your chain is no good–it creates additional friction, places wear on your other drivetrain components, and makes the chain more susceptible

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19 Different Types of Bikes And How to Pick The Best For You

Part of the reason buying a bike is so challenging is because there are SO MANY different types of bicycles: road bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes, cargo bikes, yikes! While it can all be a bit confusing, the good news is that this huge variety of bicycles means that there is a bike out there perfectly

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How To Remove Bike Pedals

Need to remove the pedals off your bike (or put new ones on), but not sure how to do it? No fear: this is one of the easiest bike “how to’s” out there. A few minutes, some simple tools, and a little elbow grease is all you need. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the process

How to Use a Bike Pump to Pump up a Bike Tire

How To Use a Bike Pump to Pump a Bike Tire

{Cover photo: Your Best Digs} It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, you’re ready to go for a bike ride…..but you have a flat tire. Assuming it’s been a while since you’ve ridden your bike, you probably just have low tire pressure. An easy fix! We’ll show you (step-by-step) how to pump up a