Category: Free Stuff

Your used bicycle chain is worth about $250

An M5 bolt/screw is the most common size fastener on a bicycle. It’s used to fasten things like water bottle cages, racks, fenders, etc. Sometimes you need to put a little spacer in if your bolt is too long, or if your water bottle interferes with your front derailer clamp, and sometimes you need to […]

Tuesday April 12th, 2011 in Bike Maintenance, Free Stuff, Steel is Real | 2 Comments »

Tour de February, 28 days of bike riding!

Tour de Feb is a concept devised by Australian Richard Heycock in response to Janathon, which prompts runners to run every day in January. Tour de Feb seeks to motivate cyclists to ride every day in February. You set your own goal, no mileage requirements, just ride each day. I’ll be participating and I’ve also […]

Monthly bike related post…

I just sat down to write a blog post and realized it’s exactly one month since I last wrote, the 20th of September. New goal, one post per week. Interbike was fun. Based on comments from those who attended in years prior, the amount of schwag was way down, and attributed to the slow economy. […]

How the mind of a woman netted me $40+ worth of free socks…

Shop owner: You like Smartwool? 802BIKEGUY: I love Smartwool! Shop owner: Want some free Smartwool socks? [Wife’s name] says I can’t have the same color socks as she does as she’ll never be able to tell the sizes apart in the laundry and the return process with [vendor] is cumbersome. 802BIKEGUY: Absolutely! Ah, women… In […]