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How to Convert an Old Mountain Bike Into a Touring Bike

When I first started getting interested in bicycle touring, the one thing holding me back from taking my first tour was the high initial cost of a touring bike and gear. I was hesitant to spend thousands of dollars on a bike and panniers not even knowing if I’d enjoy it. After some research, I …

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Drop Bars Vs Flat Bars: My Pros and Cons List

When it comes to bicycle handlebars, you have two main choices. This list outlines all of the pros and cons of drop bars vs flat bars to help you decide which style to go with for your next bike. I’ll also outline a few other popular handlebar options and accessories.  I also made this short …

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How to Carry a Laptop While Bicycle Touring or Bikepacking

When I first started bicycle touring, I knew that I needed to travel with my laptop but wasn’t sure how best to go about packing it. It’s an expensive, bulky, and relatively fragile piece of equipment, after all. I ended up experimenting with a few different methods to find the best solution. In this guide, …

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The Ideal Bikepacking or Bicycle Touring Tool Kit and Spare Parts List

Whether you’re setting off on an overnighter or a 5-year expedition around the world, you need to pack some tools and spares while bicycle touring or bikepacking. Exactly what you need to pack depends on where in the world you’re touring, for how long, and what type of bicycle you ride. In this guide, I …

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$99 Walmart Bike Review: The OP Roller Beach Cruiser

I’ll start off by saying, most Walmart bikes are junk. All over the internet, you can find complaints about cheap components, bad performance, and improperly built bikes. There are plenty of reasons to avoid them. With this being said, I don’t think Walmart bikes are always a bad buy. In this article, I review the …

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The Best Cycling Mirror: Mirrycle Bar End Bicycle Mirror Review

I bought the Mirrycle Bar End Bicycle Mirror in preparation for my first bicycle tour. I have since ridden about 500 miles with it. I paid full price for this mirror with my own money. This is my honest review.  Pros of the Mirrycle Bar End Mirror Rugged- I dropped my fully loaded touring bike on …

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Cycling in Tijuana: A Guide for Bicycle Touring and Commuting

This guide is designed for people planning on commuting and bicycle touring through Tijuana. It covers safety tips, bike shop recommendations, routes through the city, parking, and more. For the past year, cycling has been my main mode of transportation in Tijuana. I ride my bike to and from the border several times per week …

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