Tori’s Tips :: Maintenance Arsenal

Tori’s Tips :: Maintenance Arsenal

Tori’s Tips:: Maintenance Arsenal Stock your bench and know when to grab the big guns… There are a few basics that every home shop should have for basic bike maintenance. Here’s how to decide what and when to grab to help keep your bike rolling fresh and...
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...
10 Emergency Road-Side Maintenance Tips for Cyclists

10 Emergency Road-Side Maintenance Tips for Cyclists

This post originally appeared on Naked Women's Racing blog. Read the original post here.  Rachel has had her fair share of mishaps while riding in the dirt and on the road. Here’s her top 10 road side maintenance tips, and yes, they all have...
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...