Tag Archives: Shimano

Shimano 105 5800 Upgrade

I’ve been running a 10 speed component group for awhile and while its worked well it never seemed to work exactly right.  I could replace the cables and adjust them all day but there always seemed to be a few … 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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Wild Action in Flanders and This Week’s Goal

The Ronde Van Vlaanderen or Tour of Flanders happened Sunday, it’s perhaps the biggest one day race of the year, internationally it may not rival the popularity of Paris Roubaix, but the Flandrians love their racing and it looks like … Continue reading

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Shimano PD-M545 Freeride Pedal Review

When I originally envisioned this blog it would be all about reviews of gear that I had abused well past its prime.  It was going to be called Worn Out Reviews.  Time to get back to basics with the Shimano … Continue reading

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Alfine Internal Gear Hub is All Fine On a Mountain Bike

Too many of my mountain bike rides this later summer and fall ended with frustration and a walk.  I had lots of tire issues, but those are almost always fixable, the real problem was broken drive trains.  Our trails are … Continue reading

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Bike of the Future w/ Neurotransmission?

I ran across this video while scouring the internet.  It looks like Toyota has come up with a marketing plan called Prius Projects where they attempt to add “futuristic” Prius technology to machines other than cars.  They teamed up with … Continue reading

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