Bikes & Bicycles on September 12th, 2011

Many times people have a hobby of collecting and restoring old vintage bicycles. This could be out of passion for bikes or could be inspiration for them in some sort of way. The only problem pertaining to keep up such a hobby is to replace their parts. New bicycles are made of entirely different materials and are based on different technology. Vintage bicycle parts were primarily made of steel, most often lug built, not welded injection molded or glued. But with online searching and some vintage bicycle clubs, you can gather information and materials to keep your vintage pride intact.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 12th, 2011

Mountain biking is an excellent sport which involves riding a bicycle off the road and over rough terrains. A range of mountain bike products are now available in the market which aims at the pro and amateur off-road riders. They help the rider to better control the bike, are better shock absorbers and offer more comfort during the ride. New age mountain bike products are build for the tough terrain where things  like a good suspension, braking and gearing system are very important. Mountain bikes are built with a rugged frame, reliable gearing and braking; they also come with steel alloy frames which make it more durable, lighter and easy to handle.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 12th, 2011

A mountain bike is an important part of life for a biking enthusiast. At every turn there is new excitement and a lot depends on the type of mountain bike used. Quality of the bike is a key factor and the bike should be strong enough to bear the force and resistance it encounters. For every person, the needs of a perfect bike may differ, but it should definitely provide a good grip so that the movement can be handled well and a good grip also provides greater control. Grip is an intrinsic part of the bike and is quite important as the riders generally go through rough and tough terrains. Not having the proper control could result in falls and accidents. A proper bike is one which makes a rider comfortable throughout the ride.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 12th, 2011

Mongoose bikes are small, sleek and light; making it a huge rage among people. It is also one of the most preferred bikes for kids as it can take any kind of rough rides, making it a safe bike since they were designed to fit the demands of rough and dirt tracks. It has full suspension which allows greater comfort and control to the rider. They are built to handle the toughest trails in the mountains, deserts and jungles. Mongoose bikes have grip shifters and linier pull breaks. With a three piece crank and handle bumps, it absorbs more shocks and creates minimum stress on the rider’s body. Mongoose bicycles were introduced in 1974, and since then, they have been very popular for their easy handling.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 12th, 2011

Lowrider bicycles are mostly preferred for leisurely rides in your neighborhood or the countryside, especially when you are on a vacation with family or friends. Riding this bicycle is an experience in itself; you can take in the environment and feel a great sense of adventure and freedom. It has now almost become a fashion statement to own a custom lowrider bicycle. Many people prefer to customize their lowrider bikes. A wide range of lowrider bicycle parts are available in the markets from which people seek to express their individuality and personality by designing the lowrider bicycles according to their desires.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 12th, 2011

The Elite Company came into existence in 1979. It was developed by Amerigo Santore. One of the company’s flagship products is the cycle trainers which enable the rider to train efficiently even when the weather conditions are bad outside. These trainers provide ample training in a safe environment. The company also has a huge production of cycle racks. These car racks enable the user to transport the bicycles by car easily.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 6th, 2011

Variety at its best is the phrase which can find be used to describe Schwin bicycle parts and its accessories store. Here, riders or amateurs who are cycle enthusiasts can modify and make changes to their bikes.

The stingray tube which is developed for the rear wheel is a great product under this brand. It is very durable which ensures great and long lasting results.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 6th, 2011

There are many types of road bike wheels available in the market and they all have different purposes. These can vary according to the needs of the customer and the type of road surface which the bicycle is intended for. Road bike wheels are the most important part of the bicycle as they take the bike’s load and also and also is the part in direct contact with the road surface. Therefore it is an important decision to select your road bike wheels properly.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 6th, 2011

When people buy bicycles, they don’t think about the accessories or the bicycle gears that should be considered. Many professional bikers buy bicycle gears at that time of buying their bicycles, but it is always better to assemble your own road bike gear rather than buying everything under one roof. This is because of the variety of brands that exist in today’s market. For example, Bell accessories are highly renowned for their helmets while other brands will be better known for their bike apparels etc.

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Bikes & Bicycles on September 6th, 2011

The construction of a bicycle is simple. It includes:

• Two tires.
• A frame.
• A seat.
• A handle to give the bicycle direction.
• Brakes.

The tires – there are basically two types of bicycle tires. One is the fat tires that come with various designs on the surface for excellent grip. These tires are for the rough surfaces other than roads and is almost exclusively used in mountain biking. Second are the slim and slick tires. These tires are extremely light on weight and can be used in speed racing. The tires are a major component of parts of a bicycle as they carry the weight of the bike as well as the rider.

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