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Did you know that you can get a full Shimano Claris Groupset on Amazon for less $250 dollars? And that you can purchase a single one-off carbon or aluminum frame on eBay that will arrive painted with your recommendations within a month? Gone are the days when the only way to purchase a quality road bike was too spend hours at the local specialty bike shop and pay a significantly inflated price. Today market tailwinds have provided opportunities for more competition to enter the market, pulling prices down. With manufacturing advancement, component manufacturers like SRAM and Shimano, have been able to provide more pricepoint driven groupsets...

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We have to take in a number of considerations past the length of the bicycle chain. Here are a few pointers to think about when repacing chains.   Term Clarification Chain Pitch - the length of the chain between adjacent roller pin centers, is consistent across all speeds of chains hence why you can use the park tool chain wear gauge for all chain types Chain Width (Internal) -  the measurement of the width of the inner link plates. Chain width, as defined by standard methods of measuring chains, is 3/32-inch (2.38mm) on all bicycle derailleur chains. Outer Chain Width - greatest outside width of the chain;...

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Published April 9, 2018 by BRAIN Staff CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is introducing 12-speed Super Record and Record groups in rim-brake and disc-brake configurations. Both versions have mechanical shifting, rather than electronic, and the new 12-speed groups are compatible with the company's 11-speed cassette bodies thanks to a narrower chain and cog spacing. The company said it has improved its shifting with new indexing internals and lever throw. There's no longer any free movement in the shift lever before the shifting begins. The levers allow riders to downshift up to five sprockets and upshift up to three with one movement. The...

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Groupset Dura-Ace Ultegra (600) 105 Tiagra Sora Claris 1973 7100 : introduction 1974 6000 1975 1976 track 6100 1977 1978 7200 EX 6200 1979 1980 7300 AX 1981 6300 1982 1983 A105:Golden Arrow 1984 7400 : 6 speed and SIS 1985 7600 : track 1986 1987 7400 : 7 speed 105SC : 6 speed 1988 7400 : 8 speed 6400 1989 1990 7400 : STI levers 105SC : 7 speed 1991 1992 1993 FC-7410 low profile crankset FD-7410 front derailleur 105SC : 8 speed 1994 1995 1996 7700 : 9 speed 1997 6500 : 9 speed 1998 1999 5500 : 9 speed 2000 2001 4400 : 9 speed 2002 3300 : 8 speed 2003...

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Published March 28, 2018 by BRAIN Staff ANA was the largest investor in the mobile service franchiser; now it is full owner. KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has acquired Beeline Bikes, the mobile service franchiser. ANA has been an investor in the company for several years. "We launched Beeline five years ago to address the huge opportunity in the market to provide a friendly, professional and convenient service experience to all types of cyclists," Pete Buhl, the co-founder and CEO of Beeline Bikes, said in a statement. "ANA has the same vision and can invest to further it. I couldn't be...

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