Bike repair

This article is intended to help you become a better caretaker of your bike. ;) 1) Use lots and lots of chain lube. Be sure to never wipe the old stuff off, just slather lubricant liberally like you'd drown a stack of IHOP in blueberry syrup. Repeat...

Montana Miller sets out on the toughest Mountain Bike race! If you have been a bike customer of Wilderness Voyageurs in the last five years, you may have been fortunate enough to have made the acquaintance of Montana Miller.  During his 5 years with us in Ohiopyle he...

Some people, like Amanda here, set their bikes up for winter by covering them with junk in the corner of the garage. But she also bundles up with a puffy sweater and ski hat before she steps inside to use the computer.So the following winter...

A good town bike for the guides needs to do three things:1: Be mechanically sound enough to make trips from the store to town all day.2: Keep employees off of our nice Cannondale Comfort rental bikes.3: Survive drunken crashes.With those things in mind, I grabbed a can of...

V-brakes are used on almost all hybrid bikes and most older mountain bikes. They're simple, powerfull and easy to adjust. Here's how to work on them.For this job, you'll need a small philips or flathead screwdriver and a 5mm hex wrench:The brakes are adjustable at...

After disappointingly small spinach bowl at Bob Evan's in Lavale, Maryland my friend Don Powers and I drove the Hatchback Miatta into the Rocky Gap State Park. We registered our duo-team, "XXC Mag Presents the Crusty Seamen" (it's only funny because we're not sailors,) and set up camp.I was too...

It's 60 degrees and sunny today in Ohiopyle. The snow is close to gone. Bummer if you like to ski, but if you have a mountain bike it's awesome.The singletrack is a little wet in spots, but still good enough to get a ride in.Since...