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Buying a new bicycle

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What Bicycle Should I Buy? At ABR we are asked the question of “what bicycle should I buy” surprisingly often considering that we only repair bicycles and do not sell them.  I guess it is the same as asking an auto mechanic about which used car to buy… so we get it. With hundreds of different bicycles out there ‘New Bike Day’ is truly a special day, whether you subscribe the the “N+1” philosophy to…

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My electric bicycle is not working, now what?

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What happens when my E-Bike is not working?   If your e-bike does not power-on or lights up but does not accelerate then there is a fault somewhere in the system.  E-bike systems only work when all of the components are functioning so there is no quick & easy evaluation. The first step is to review the pre-ride checklist we referred to earlier.  Often the fault is caused by a loose connection and power can…

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How do I maintain my electric bike?

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What are the components of an E-bike?   E-bikes have a system of components that work together to take the stored potential energy in your battery and translate that to kinetic energy moving you forward.  The main components of an e-bike are the battery to store energy, the motor to propel you forward, a controller or “brain” of the system, a user interface to communicate with you the rider, and a network of sensors and…

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What is an E-Bike?

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What is an electric bicycle or “E-Bike”?   An E-Bike is a bicycle with a battery powered lightweight electric motor that can be pedaled like a regular bicycle, pedaled with a motor assist, or propelled solely by the electric motor.  E-bikes come in all styles, shapes, and sizes and have a variety of options on where and how they can be ridden. Most of them look just like a regular bicycle with a few small…

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Why are bearings important?

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What are bearings? Bearings are highly engineered, precision-made components that enable machinery to move at extremely high speeds and carry remarkable loads with ease and efficiency.  The allow your pedals and cranks to rotate, wheels to roll, and handlebars to steer.  They are sometimes even found in your derailleur too.  Bearings must be able to offer high precision, reliability and durability, as well as the ability to rotate at high speeds with minimal noise and…

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What kind of chain lubricant do I need?

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Last month we wrote about how to apply best apply lubricant to your chain.  This month we would like to talk to you about choosing the right product for your bicycle. Different riders need different lubricant… Every rider will get a cover a different amount of mileage out of their chain before it needs to be replaced.  That mileage is determined by many factors based on; the rider, the bicycle, where the bike is ridden,…

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Proper Chain Maintenance

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The modern bicycle chain is assembled out of a number of tightly toleranced small parts pressed together with precision machinery.  As you ride a bicycle the chain wears over time. This is referred to as “chain stretch” but it is a bit of a misnomer as the chain does not actually get longer.  The pins, inner and outer links all stay the same length but the rollers and bushings wear down along with the cassette…

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Baby sister has arrived!

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Stu’s daughter Rosie Paige Clott was born March 28th at 9:43am and weighed in at 8 pounds 7 ounces! Rosie is happy and healthy and Nicole is recovering well. Miles was thrilled to meet his little sister. Thank you for your continued support and to my amazing team (Kevin, Sean & Marzhel) for managing the shop like a well oiled machine while I spend some much needed time with my family.

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Repair Shop Winter Update

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Winter Update! More Inventory, New Tools, More Help, and Life Updates! More Inventory! We have been working hard the past two months revamping our product wall and stocking more inventory!  We now have more of what you need! New Tools! We recently built a 5th bench that is now our dedicated “special jobs” bench.  We use it for cutting, grinding, sawing, hammering, and whatever else we need to make a special project happen! The 5th bench fits nicely…

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