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The year in review

Merry Christmas! Once again, it’s time for my annual fiction-writing exercise… :-)

Retirement kicked in full-time this year, and with it came a lot of travel. 950 more words


Bicycles are menace? How about cars?

I sometimes wonder if drivers realize they have a potentially deadly weapon at their disposal every time they get behind the wheel.

A few days ago a… 333 more words


Announcing Off The Chain Bicycles; Featured Photo

Announcing the Off The Chain Bicycles featured photo section. If you have a really cool riding photo that you would like to see featured in this blog, please send it to… 77 more words


Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Long-Term Review

Introduced in 2013 the Shimano Dura Ace 9000 group set is the panicle of Shimano’s mechanical shifting technology. Not only did Shimano add an extra gear to the rear cassette, but they also made some much-needed improvements over the previous Dura Ace 7900 group set. 1,162 more words


Park Tool TW-5 Torque Wrench Review

Whether you are a seasoned bicycle mechanic or a complete do-it-yourself-er there is one tool that you should have, no matter what your skill level. The Park Tool TW-5 is a click type, ratcheting torque wrench that accurately allows you to measure, and apply the proper amount of torque to any threaded fastener. 290 more words