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Hard Tales: How to Start Your Own Bike Shop

We asked Rich Bartlett, the founder of Block Bikes in Lancaster, California, if he could share some of his thoughts on what it takes to start a bike shop. As brick-and-mortar bicycle shops seem to become more and more obsolete, the need to be a true destination is more important than ever. The key elements […]


LUBE JOB Q: It’s almost a cliche if you ask any mechanic about a lube. The answer is always “it attracts dirt” in one form or another. Is there such a thing as a lube (spray or grease) that does not attract dirt as much? —Johnny, who wants it clean A: It’s absolutely true that […]