Tag Archives: junk

Tour de Corn / Laserjet 4 / Snorkeling

It’s raining… Today’s post is an update about what I’ve been up to so far this week.  Lets start with the cycling. CORN!!!!! Last Saturday I went with Luke and Jo-L to Tour de Corn, one of my favorite rides … Continue reading

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I Can’t Help Myself

I have two road bikes that are fully functional and much nicer than I really need.  I have a cross bike that may not be exactly nice, but if definitely works.  I’ve been complaining to myself that I need to … Continue reading

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Crazy Cheap Disc Brakes = Junk

Well I did it again, I bought some stupid cheap bike junk online and paid for it.  I needed a new mountain bike brake when the rear Hayes disc failed recently.  While searching for a new disc brake online I … Continue reading

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Why I Ride Junk Mountain Bike Stuff

When I did my mountain biking trip in the U.P. I actually wished I had a better bike.  Don’t get me wrong, my 2×7 drive train was adequate, my brakes stopped me, and I didn’t have any flats; still there … Continue reading

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Knockoff SPD-SL Cleats: You Get What You Pay For

I have only one problem with my Shimano SPD-SL pedals, the cleats wear out every year.  Shimano cleats are made of plastic so it’s not like they should last forever, but at 29 bucks they are some really expesnsive plastic. … Continue reading

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12 Dollar Bike Shorts and 2 Dollar Bottle Cages from China

Hey, there’s no hiding it, I’m cheap.  I’m always looking for good deals on bike stuff.  This Christmas I purchased some 12 dollar bib shorts from China.  I needed some new shorts and couldn’t believe the price.  The pictures looked … Continue reading

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Walmart PITCREW 500 CABLESET Review

My local Wal-Mart’s bicycle accessory selection has grown in the last few years and occasionlly I see something there and think, hey that may actually work.  I’m usually wrong.  Take the cheap Zefal  floor pump that worked great for a … Continue reading

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