Category Archives: Buying a Bike

Provides hints and tips for buying a touring bicycle. It includes considerations for buying a woman’s bike, cycle shoes, handlebars, pedals, gears, gear changers, brifters.

Pedal Changes

Pedal Changes Am I ever glad I have had my bike long enough to give it a bloody good shake down before my trip.  I’ve now had time to get to know my beloved Black Pearl a whole lot better … Continue reading

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Cycle Across America: Black Pearl

Cycle Across America: The Black Pearl is Here THE BLACK PEARL.  I bought it.  It’s beautiful. And it’s mine. The Black Pearl was conjured up by the bicycle wizard Georgena Terry, owner of Terry Bicycles in Vermont USA.  With the skill … Continue reading

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Pedals and Shoes

Pedals & Shoes for Cycling Across America Pedals This should probably start with a discussion about cycle shoes but I didn’t approach it that way.  I concentrated on the pedals. The reason was that everything I read said I needed … Continue reading

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My Wish List Bicycle

My Wish List From my research,I discovered was that to cycle across America I wanted a bike and cycle accessories that are: Comfortable:  It seems that steel frames offer the best for day after day riding. Transportation Proof: As my … Continue reading

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Buying A Touring Bike

Buying a Touring Bike Isn’t That Easy Go to the bike shop, tell them what I want and select a color.  Oh, the white and red with black stripes would be nice…. Only that’s just not the case.  I wish … Continue reading

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Why a Bike for a Woman’s Body Shape

Why a Woman’s Bike Needs to be Different. “A woman’s body is not proportioned like mans. Not only is the length of her limbs different, so is the amount of muscle and the distribution of body mass. In fact, anthropomorphic … Continue reading

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