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Omar Bhimji

The Flats I’ve Known

When a cyclist “gets a flat,” the tube develops a hole, the air escapes, and the tube deflates. Here’s a list and description of all the flats I’ve ever known, and how to avoid and/or repair them. more »

Mar 16, 2011 5:00 PM Features

2010 Gear Issue: Comfort – BROOKS B-17

The workhorse of the Brooks' line of saddles; unassuming yet elegant. more »

Jan 1, 2010 5:44 PM Accessories

Frame Geometry Primer

The dimensions and design of a bicycle's frame fundamentally determine how it will ride. more »

May 1, 2008 12:16 PM Features

Internally-Geared Hubs

A few years ago, during a dull stretch of bike touring, I tried to convince my riding partner of the merits of internally geared bicycles. more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:26 PM Features 1 Comments

Longtails

A new generation of bikes called longtails are changing the landscape for utility cycling. more »

Mar 22, 2008 1:58 PM Bikes

Caring for the Old Cog and Chain

How, how often, and why the conscientious cyclist should work on her drivetrain. more »

Mar 22, 2008 12:00 AM Features

Longtails on the Move

Flash forward to 2007 and, as one savvy member of the Vancouver bike community recently quipped, “longtails are NOW!” more »

Dec 1, 2007 12:00 AM Bikes

Pedal Precession

Not every threaded part on a bicycle follows the “lefty-loosey” rule of thumb. more »

Dec 1, 2007 12:00 AM Features

Learning To Love Your Front Brake

Pop quiz: Which lever on your bicycle controls your front brake, right or left? more »

Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM Features

Riding on Hope

The Otesha Project empowers youth through group bike tours. The organization is also evolving to empower and sustain itself. more »

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 AM Features