Practical Advice for Transportation Cycling

Sometimes, all that matters is getting from Point A to Point B as cheaply, safely and efficiently as possible. You don't need a fast bike, you don't need a pretty bike, and most of all you don't need an expensive bike, you just need one that works.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yet another reason to avoid department store bikes.

Not only are they badly made and smell funny (seriously, I don't know if it's the way they're warehoused or what, but the tires, grips and other rubber parts have this weird stink that bike shop bikes don't), but they are often misleadingly marketed. For example, notice the way that magnet is sticking to this "aluminum" bike! To be completely fair, PARTS of the bike were aluminum, just not the part labeled "Aluminum."

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