Archive for November, 2011

Back in Action!

November 23, 2011
Hello All, I'm back; posting up again about What size bike do I need 🙂

Haven't done much updates to the 'site, but hoping to break away from chores and todos and get some progress soon!

– Skippy

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new post: What Size Bike Do I Need Blog

November 13, 2011
Check out my new post: What Size Bike Do I Need – What Type?

– Skippy

UCI Renewal Time!

November 8, 2011

Yup! That time of year again, renewal, so here’s some info:

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Funny Story of (NOT) Getting ripped off

November 8, 2011

You have got to read this, I had tears in my eyes the entire time. I mean, who hasn’t gotten a phishing email or phone call asking to send money or trying to sell you garbage. The sad part is realizing a very small percentage of the population DOES fall for this, so the scammers continue. Here it is, enjoy it in all it’s glory:

http://www.bikeforest.com/?p=409

Reach Calc’s for Measuring a Frame for YOU! :D

November 8, 2011
To truly determine What Size Bike Do I Need, you should calc total reach, kinda tricky until now, but I found some great info.

In short:

Measure inseam, measure trunk, measure arms, do some math on that = suggested reach.

It's actually quite accurate. I'm going to be on a brief respite from posting for a couple days, once I'm posting again, I'll whip up some forms for the site…laters!

– Skippy

Cyclocross Frame Size Standover Clearance

November 7, 2011
Writing about cyclecross bike frame size, specifically standover height. When you are jumping on and off a bike at speed during a CX event, the last thing you want is to land on the top tube, so recommended min standover clearance is 1" to 2".

-skippy

Cyclocross bike sizing tips – pt1

November 7, 2011
Cyclocross or psychocross 🙂 season is here! What size bike do I need in a 'cross bike?

Some cross frames are built with a higher bottom bracket design – higher clearance was the idea, for these type of bikes:

Select a cross frame 2 sizes lower than your road size.

In other words, if you ride a size 58 road, you should get about a 54 cross frame. I'll explain why in a future blog post…..

– skippy

What size bike do I need for racing?

November 5, 2011
Hey, check out this article I wrote that was published on ezines:  What Size Bike Do I Need to Break Into Racing, sweet, huh?

– skippy

MTB Mag: Switchback – Read Online Free for 1 Year

November 4, 2011
From the people that brought you Peloton mag, now get the MTB version, Switchback. Read completely free for one year online:

If you like it, drop me a line to say thanks for sharing 😉

-Skippy @ Road bike size chart

Aluminum Handlebars on Your Bike?

November 4, 2011
Off topic, I know, but I just had to share this sweat damage to aluminum handlebars as a public safety announcement:

http://www.pushingthepedals.com/2011/04/heres-why-you-should-change-your-bar-tape-regularly/

Check it out! – Skippy @ How to measure a bike frame