Tori’s Tips:: Mechanic’s Dreams: What The Wrenches Wish You Did

Tori’s Tips:: Mechanic’s Dreams: What The Wrenches Wish You Did

There’s a lot of banter in the service area of bike shops about what customers could do to save themselves money and at the same time help mechanics out. Here’s a short list of how you can make your shop, your riding and your pocket book happy. Oil the chain every 100...
Tori’s Tips :: What to Carry When You Are Bringing up the Rear

Tori’s Tips :: What to Carry When You Are Bringing up the Rear

What to carry on a ride depends on your priorities, your ride length, the amount of ride support you’ll have and your own comfort level.  Whether you ride minimalist or with everything but the kitchen sink, there’s no shame in taking a page from the Boy Scouts and “be...
Tori’s Tips :: Bike Cleaning 101 – Suds It Up

Tori’s Tips :: Bike Cleaning 101 – Suds It Up

A bucket of soapy dish water, large sponge, dish brush and hose (on a low shower setting) are all you need to keep your frame shiny and new. Keep the bike rubber side down and pay special attention to the rim’s braking surface. By Tori Bortman – Gracie’s...