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Service Instructions available for Shimano Alfine 11 speed hub SG-S700.

Shimano has released some techincal documents for the new Alfine 11 speed hub and shifter. The new cassette joint is designed to be released with your hand, rather than a 2mm allen key or spoke, which should be helpful for … Continue reading

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10% Off all regular price items until June 9th.

All regular priced items in our online store are discounted by 10% until June 9th, 2010, use coupon code “MW622″ at checkout. Special orders, labor and parts on sale or closeout are excluded. We’ve had a lot of positive reviews … Continue reading

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Jtek Bar-End Shifter for Nexus/Alfine back in stock.

The very sensible drop bar shifter for Shimano 8 speed internal gear hubs is back. Thanks Jtek! Jtek Nexus Bar-End At Harris Cyclery

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New Arrivals: SKS Rennkompressor pump, Bike Ribbon padded handlebar tape.

The SKS Rennkompressor is my favorite floor pump, and it’s the one we use here in the store most often. Have you tried other European pumps and had the pump head fly off your presta valve before you can get … Continue reading

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Google Maps Bicycling Directions

After years of repeated requests, Google has added cycling routes to Google Maps. After experimenting for a bit, I found that it doesn’t always give the best routes, but it’s pretty good for an automated system. I think they probably … Continue reading

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Just Arrived: TA Cyclotouriste Pro 5 Vis Cranks 165mm

The modified cranks are now in stock, with some chainrings dustcaps, and outer fixing bolts available. We’re expecting hardware to mount inner chainrings next week. All chainrings are new production, and super shiny. Very nice stuff. Cranks are only available … Continue reading

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Shimano Alfine 11 speed quietly announced.

Saw this info this morning via Hubstripping. The German cycling website Aktiv Radfahren posted info on an upcoming Alfine 11 speed hub, SG-S700, due in September of 2010 for 300 Euros. Reported 409% ratio, gear steps of 17% and 13%. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: TA Cyclotouriste Cranks 165mm

We recently found a decent sized stash of new old stock TA tandem captain’s cranks. On a tandem, the front cranks have pedal threads opposite those of a normal crank set, great if you want to set up a tandem … Continue reading

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Online Cantilever Mechanical Advantage Calculator

Benno Belhumeur has just posted this excellent cantilever mechanical advantage calculator, hosted by Circle A Cycles of Providence, RI. The accompanying paper discusses how different cantilever geometries change the way brake setup should be approached, and the effect that geometry … Continue reading

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Origin8 Classique Saddlebag

An inexpensive alternative to a classic canvas saddlebag. Has the same dimensions as the “large” bag from a certain English manufacturer, but made in China from 600D polyester, rather than cotton duck. This makes for a lighter and less rugged … Continue reading

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