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Specialized How-To: Fix a Flat

March 2, 2013

A flat tube can leave you stranded if you don’t know these simple steps for repairing or replacing it. Flats happen to everyone, so be prepared and watch this video to learn what you need to carry with you and how to use those tools to get rolling again.

Specialized How-to: Lubricate a Chain

February 10, 2013

Proper maintenance keeps your bike performing at it’s best. Lubricating your chain is one of the routine steps you need to know about so your ride is quiet, smooth and enjoyable.

Fort Langley Cyclocross Classic Report & VIDEO

By Warwick Patterson www.BaconHandup.com

The British Columbia cyclocross season kicked off under sunny summer conditions on Sunday at Aldor Acre Farms in Fort Langley. I’m not going to pretend to know if the turnout was better than previous years, or comment on how typical the racing was, because this was my first cyclocross race ever! I will, however, spoil the end of the story for you – I’m hooked on ‘cross!
I haven’t had pre-race butterflies in over 10 years – ever since I stopped racing downhill mountain bikes – but they were fluttering in full effect for two days leading up to Sunday. I was genuinely nervous of what was to come. While I had been riding my road bike a bunch this summer to get back some fitness and lose some weight, I had a sneaky suspicion that long, slow rides weren’t the right training recipe for cyclocross. Adding to the excitement was the arrival of my new bike on Friday evening. Nothing like building a bike on Friday and racing on Sunday!
Photo: John Denniston – SportPix.caI arrived early and whipped off a few practice laps while registration was set up. The lap started with a series of three long gravel straightaways, leading into a sandy barrier run with uphill remount. Upon entering the trees, there was a tricky root that acted as a barrier for the majority of riders followed by a steep run-up. Only the very un-tired and skilled of riders were able to negotiate the root and ride the climb. At the top of the run-up was the reward, however…a section of fun singletrack that descended back to the start area.
One thing I enjoyed about cyclocross was the difference in skillsets between riders. While I was struggling to keep up on the fast power sections, my mountain biking background helped me make up some time on the descent. I kept thinking to myself that this course was like old school mountain bike racing. To add to that feeling, I kept running into old friends I used to race mountain bikes with in the pits! I kept joking that it was like a reunion tour for old school racers.

Photo: Steve Pukesh – Flickr

Sure enough, my so-called training did nothing to help the suffering, although I’m sure the suffering is never any less, you just go faster. I think I will be embracing the beer-drinking side of this sport more than the performance side, at least for the foreseeable future! Maybe next time the Brandy Handup will be up and running during the early races!

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Photo: Steve Pukesh – Flickr

I ended my Cat 3/4 Men’s race on foot, as I was one of many folks who succumbed to a flat tire in the rocky gravel sections. Mine happened near the start of the last lap and it would have been easy to pull off into the pits, but I figured it’s always better to finish DFL than DNF. When results were announced, I was surprised to see my name 4th in Class! Perhaps others suffered mechanicals too. Needless to say, I’m hooked on ‘cross and really excited to have my old friends, the butterflies, back!

After my race I grabbed the camera and shot some video of the later categories…enjoy!

 

 

Fort Langley Cyclocross Classic 2012 from Formula Photographic Inc. on Vimeo.

Filmed & Edited by Warwick Patterson / www.FormulaPhoto.com

MUSIC: Foo Fighters “Wattershed”

 

Whistler Bike Park – Dedication

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park Trail Crew are a unique group of dedicated trail builders and riders given the ability to build dreams in order to fulfill yours. They are their own element in the perfection of what makes the Whistler Mountain Bike Park world-renowned and why thousands of riders flock here each year.
DEDICATION introduces only a few of the characters behind the shovel at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park proving their dedication of building trails and riding bikes.

Watch on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/46456365 

Welcome to Steed Cycles

Steed Cycles is located in North Vancouver, BC, just minutes away from the freeride, downhill, and all mountain bike trails on the North Shore and only 10 minutes away from downtown Vancouver. Selling products from Specialized, Santa Cruz, Giant, Electra and Devinci allows Steed Cycles to maintain a reputable name in the industry offering the best quality bikes and service on the North Shore.

 

Tech Tip: Basic Gear Adjust

Jordan Masse takes you through the basic gear adjustments to get your bike running smooth! Thanks for checking out tech tips from Steed Cycles!

Tech Tip: Avid Brake Bleed

Dave Nordman takes you through an Avid break bleed to get your rolling fast and stopping faster! Thanks for checking out tech tips from Steed Cycles!

Bearing Maintenance Tech Tip

In this video Jordan Masse, Steed Cycles Service Supervisor, goes through the basic steps of a bearing servicing on a Santa Cruz VPP frame.

Dirt

Giant Bicycles Canada Inc. has partnered with Steed Cycles to take part in the North Shore Mountain Bike Associations (NSMBA) trail stewardship initiative. Given our geographic location and the rich north shore heritage of the “boogieman” trail located on Mount Seymour, the trail stewardship program seemed like a no-brainer to both Steed and Giant.Sunday, August 14th/11 represented the return of the Steed/Giant trail maintenance crew to the wilds of Mount Seymour to complete phase 3 of the boogieman stewardship project. After a quick application of rider repelling tape and trail closure signage at the boogieman trailhead, it was time to take a quick spin down the trail to meet with the rest of the crew for a quick safety meeting + build plan for the day.