Bicycle Times

A Guide to Staying Safe When Biking in Wet Weather

Hi folks. Today’s post is by Emma Orton, who lives in Australia and works for Yakima. Hence the UK style spelling of the word “Tire”, as well as the link to Yakima’s website in the text. It’s the least we could do. I’ve added a few photos of my own bike trips in an attempt to ...

How we Roll: Dorothy

Dorothy is an 80’s chrome Ross Mt. Whitney mountain bike I obtained from my old pal and frequent Dirt Rag cover artist, John Hinderliter. Purchased from Abridge Bike Shop in 1983, it was the top-of-the-line model at the time. When I came into her, she was converted directly to use as an urban assault vehicle for fun ...

What is Cassette Wear? And Other Questions, Answered

One of the misunderstood concepts of regular bicycle maintenance is cassette wear. Typically, one might go through 5 chains for every quality, name-brand cassette – or about 10,000 miles. But there are also stories of Campagnolo Record cassettes lasting a decade or more, and other stories of people riding hard in sandy areas having to replace a discount-brand ...

A do-gooder riding across California with a rather large camera

His name is Erik Mathy, he is a Bicycle Times contributor and awesome human. He says it best… I am currently riding my bicycle, cameras in hand, 1200 miles along the old Butterfield Overland Mail Route (BOMR) to Tucson. Back in the late 1800’s, the BOMR was the main conduit for communications between St. Louis ...