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TCI Friday

On this week's Paceline we discussed the announcement from Shimano that the new Dura Ace and Ultegra groups would be 12spd and, more surprisingly, electronic only. The future is here, or will be

Ride the Lightning

You think too goddamned much. Don't ask me how I know. Oh, it's because I also think too much. It's a failing of the human condition, to think more than to act, to spend hours looping backwards on

At the Bench: Stretching Cables

When I first went to work in a bike shop, other mechanics stressed to me how important it was to "stretch" the new cables on a bike during assembly. In the course of assembling a bike, I'd pull hard

Paceline Podcast 256

This week John takes a look at a watershed event in Shimano's history. They have discontinued mechanically operated drivetrains on their Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups. The new versions of these groups

Revolting 5 Podcast

Robot and Stevil dig into their crashes, how they felt about them when they were younger, the psychological damage that needs to be overcome, and the worthwhileness of continuing to take risks.

Outspoken Cyclist #572

Guests: Justin Christopher; Dave Simmons It’s Our Anniversary. Welcome to our show for September 11, 2021. Of course the significance of the date is not lost on me and I’m sure not on you

At the Bench: Cone Nuts

This morning (as I write this, not the morning you're reading this), as my eyelids fluttered me into consciousness, I had a flashback to the shop where I developed my wrenching chops. Once my

Evangelizing Wales

Let us dispense with pretense. I am Welsh. Though I grew up in the States most of my family live in the green, hilly central part of Wales that the English sometimes refer to as "Deep Dark Wales."

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I know the pain you're feeling right now. I know the disappointment. I know the overwhelming conviction that she's suffering a complete miscarriage of justice. I know how you feel like the ground

Coming Attractions

I'm back from my first no-kid, no-editorial vacation I've had since 2008. I needed an opportunity to clear my head and give some deep thought to what we are doing here at TCI. When I launched Red

Non-Zero Sum Gains

I have been thinking an awful lot about cycling advocacy and inclusivity. Why? Because I dream of a self-powered world, one in which all citizens glide around on a bicycle of one flavor or another. I

A Year of Shelter

Life changed for us 365 days ago. I doubt you or anyone you know would have been willing to guess that the life you're living today was even possible. It was certainly beyond my imagination, and I

What We Would Say

I chose cycling because it's the only time I don't feel like a klutz.I chose cycling because I can't stick the ball. I chose cycling because I didn't play team sports.I chose cycling because I'm

We Need You On This Ride

I'll be brief. Our primary goal at The Cycling Independent is to make our community as large as we possibly can. Part of that is selfish. We can't continue without your financial support. This is

Editor’s Letter

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New York to Provincetown

A single day can feel like a month. Processing a massive ride afterwards is like staring at a Salvador Dali painting. Fifty miles dissolves into a blurry moment. Turns out it took a village

Paceline Podcast 256

This week John takes a look at a watershed event in Shimano's history. They have discontinued mechanically operated drivetrains on their Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups. The new versions of these groups

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At the Bench: Stretching Cables

When I first went to work in a bike shop, other mechanics stressed to me how important it was to "stretch" the new cables on a bike during assembly. In the course of assembling a bike, I'd pull hard

At the Bench: Cone Nuts

This morning (as I write this, not the morning you're reading this), as my eyelids fluttered me into consciousness, I had a flashback to the shop where I developed my wrenching chops. Once my

Evangelizing Wales

Let us dispense with pretense. I am Welsh. Though I grew up in the States most of my family live in the green, hilly central part of Wales that the English sometimes refer to as "Deep Dark Wales."

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TCI Friday

On this week's Paceline we discussed the announcement from Shimano that the new Dura Ace and Ultegra groups would be 12spd and, more surprisingly, electronic only. The future is here, or will be

Ride the Lightning

You think too goddamned much. Don't ask me how I know. Oh, it's because I also think too much. It's a failing of the human condition, to think more than to act, to spend hours looping backwards on

TCI Friday

As I have gotten older, I have learned two really critical things about myself (and probably should have learned more). The first is that getting older is a waste of time. I knew most of what I

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Paceline Podcast 256

This week John takes a look at a watershed event in Shimano's history. They have discontinued mechanically operated drivetrains on their Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups. The new versions of these groups

Revolting 5 Podcast

Robot and Stevil dig into their crashes, how they felt about them when they were younger, the psychological damage that needs to be overcome, and the worthwhileness of continuing to take risks.

Outspoken Cyclist #572

Guests: Justin Christopher; Dave Simmons It’s Our Anniversary. Welcome to our show for September 11, 2021. Of course the significance of the date is not lost on me and I’m sure not on you

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