How To

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  1. Quick Tips For Fitting Your New Seat post

    Quick Tips For Fitting Your New Seat post
    So you’ve taken the plunge and gone ahead and bought that shiny new seat post you’ve been admiring for some time. Your old one has, after all, started to look a bit worse for wear, and you really can’t completely rule out the possibility that that little mark on it isn’t, in fact, more than cosmetic damage. After unpackaging your...
  2. Tour Divide Kit List - Brother Cycles x Always Riding

    Tour Divide Kit List - Brother Cycles x Always Riding
    The Tour Divide is the race event that follows the Great Divide MTB route from Canada down to Mexico. It’s a huge challenge for the entrants, and not just in terms of scope, scale and the constant worry about refilling the pepper spray bottle! For the intrepid riders that roll wheels out of Banff this summer, crossing bear-itory without catching...
  3. Cycle Clothing - The Outsider's Inside Line to Roadwear

    Cycle Clothing - The Outsider's Inside Line to Roadwear
    You've seen them whizzing past the window and you've often thought about joining their ranks. With the promise of spring and scorching summer days ahead, a life by bike has never been more enticing, but, what sort of cycle clothing do you need to get rolling? Well, dive into our slipstream and take a tow from us as we give...
  4. Cycling Food - Peanut Butter & Banana Bread

    Cycling Food - Peanut Butter & Banana Bread
    It's 2:30pm at the office and the end of the day feels like a world away. Hungry, you stroll to the vending machine, place your hand tentatively against the buttons, and exhale mournfully at the thought of eating another saccharine, tasteless & overpriced snack from the sickly array glowing eerily in front of you. In this, a terrible moment of...
  5. Cycling Food - On The Run Muffins

    Cycling Food - On The Run Muffins
    So you’ve just finished an intense bike session or perhaps an even more intense commute, and you need a snack stat! Fear not energy depleted rider, for the “on the run muffin” is here! Designed to be made ahead of time and consumed straight after a session, it's got protein, it's got iron and recovery-tastic vitamin B12 thrown in for...
  6. The Do’s and Don’ts of a 3 Day Cycling Weekend in Central Europe

    The Do’s and Don’ts of a 3 Day Cycling Weekend in Central Europe
    I am from America. We have three damn weeks of vacation a year and 3 day weekends are about as rare as a salad at a NASCAR race. I live in Austria. We have five freakin’ weeks of vacation a year and 3 day weekends are about as popular as a pretzel at Oktoberfest. I’ll be honest, this summer wasn’t...
  7. How to Put on Bar Tape

    How to Put on Bar Tape
    So a new shiny bar tape has caught your eye but you're a bit worried about fitting it yourself? Fear not, for doing your own bar tape is easily achievable: bar taping is a skill which is relatively quick to learn and requires no specialist equipment. In my former life as a bike mechanic in a busy cycle workshop, fitting...
  8. New Year, new…yada yada yada

    New Year, new…yada yada yada
      This time of year, the whole exercise, diet and sports industry combines to make you feel like a piece of crap. “Did you eat one mince pie too many Brian? Can’t control yourself? We understand, that’s why…” - give me a break, please. You hear that garbage, walk away, turn off the radio and throw something at the television...
  9. 5 cycling to work tips from experienced daily bike commuters

    5 cycling to work tips from experienced daily bike commuters
    Always Riding HQ sits around 12 miles from where Alex, Danny and Pete (the Always Riding commute team most excellent) live when they are not giving the cycling goodness. If there’s one thing we’ve all learned since starting this sizeable daily commute, it’s to do as the Scouts do, and be prepared. In order to save you from making some...
  10. Yoga & Cycling - Better Bedfellows than Bert & Ernie?

    Yoga & Cycling - Better Bedfellows than Bert & Ernie?
    Trying out something new, especially a group activity, is nerve racking for even the most socially gregarious of us. When that activity involves sweat-inducing amounts of bending & stretching, often in close company and under the instruction of a teacher so serene you'd think the very air was piped in from the Himalayas, well, you could be forgiven for being...
  11. Cleaning with coffee

    Cleaning with coffee
    In a recent review of a cleaning product for oily hands on Road CC, a contributor mentioned that coffee grounds will also do a good job of cleaning your hands. I had occasionally used sugar and soap when out on the road - which works just fine - so decided to give coffee grounds a try the other day. I...
  12. Winter Riding: How To Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Ride

    Winter Riding: How To Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Ride
    As a bicycle courier in Chicago, I dread the winter riding season—with all of its snow, sleet and 30 mile an hour winds—it is enough to make you want to hibernate eternally underneath warm covers. As an incentive to ride the rigorous roads of Chicago’s downtown and face its chilly wrath with confidence, I stuff all my clothes for the...
  13. So my size is? Using the insole for cycling shoe sizing

    So my size is? Using the insole for cycling shoe sizing
    We get a lot of apparel sizing questions at Always Riding, but increasingly we have also been receiving queries from riders looking for some help with cycling shoe sizing before making a purchase. Whether a rider wants to move over from an existing brand to try something new, or is looking to make a cycling shoe purchase for the first...

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