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The First Cut is the Deepest. Here’s How to fix that Mother.

by CycleChick on August 20, 2014

People say that the birth of your child is the best day ever. These people are confusing ‘having’ a baby – which is very nice, with ‘giving birth’ to one – which any woman in her right mind will tell (…)

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I Hate House

by CycleChick on October 4, 2013

Oh House Industries, how I hate you and your elegant and beautifully executed design solutions. I’ve hated you for a while now, with your always-perfect handprinted serigraph prints, clever housewares, and, of course, amazing catalogue of typographic genius. But after (…)

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The Guerciotti Project, Stage 5: All about The Stem

by CycleChick on September 14, 2013

The stem is a very important part of a bicycle. Not only does it serve to hold the handlebars, it also ensures that when you turn said handlebars in a certain direction, your front wheel follows. Nobody loves stem like (…)

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The Guerciotti Project, Phase 4: Royally Forked

by CycleChick on August 30, 2013

In the grand scheme off things, a cracked fork is no big deal. In the somewhat smaller scheme of a bike restoration, however, a cracked fork is a fucking catastrophe. This post is about a broken fork and how my (…)

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Product Review: Sugoi RSE Jersey & Bib Shorts

by CycleChick on August 21, 2013

Being an international blogging sensation means I get all sorts of free stuff. And by free stuff I mean eye strain and parking tickets. But every so often I do get for real awesome stuff and I am happy to (…)

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The Guerciotti Project, Phase 3: A Headset with a Coke Chaser

by CycleChick on August 9, 2013

As you might have figured out by now, this bike is not going to be the all-weather work-horse commuter bike that I intended it to be. No, this bike (which has now garnered nicknames like “The Princess Bike” and “Purple (…)

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Sister Cycle Workshops

by CycleChick on July 23, 2013

Reason 3,487 to love The Wrench – over the summer they will be offering a series of workshops geared (no pun intended) specifically to women and LGTB folks who want to get down and dirty with some bike anatomy in (…)

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The Guerciotti Project, Phase 2: The Not-So Simple Question of Colour

by CycleChick on June 28, 2013

Although it may not seem like it, considerable progress has been made in the bike rebuild. The majority of the time incurred so far has been spent buying a shit ton of beer, web surfing, and driving all over hell’s (…)

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The Guerciotti Project – Phase 1: Booze, Blowtorches & a Bunch of Hammering

by CycleChick on May 18, 2013

The Guerciotti has arrived! Lyle (the Big Frame) brought it in from the wilds of Altona and confirmed that this is indeed a frame worthy of a rebuild. Coincidentally, it is also a big frame, with a dead horizontal top (…)

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Milan, Altona and Beyond

by CycleChick on April 26, 2013

After an exhaustive search, I think I have found the perfect frame for Operation Commuter Bike! It is an exotic Italian racing steed, coming to me from the equally exotic wilds of Altona, Manitoba via our country cousins the ABES (…)

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