The CycloPhile

This page is dedicated to the bicycle enthusiast - the cyclist who loves building and maintaining bikes as much as riding them. Here's a collection of links to some of our members' favorite cycling sites. They offer valuable information on bike repair and maintenance, bicycle touring, training and more. If you know a great site that should be here, please email the RBC board.

If you don't find your answer here, post your question to our TechTalk forum.

Technical Information

A wealth of technical information, and a glossary of bike terms from the late great Sheldon Brown.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

The Park Tool website offers some helpful illustrated articles on basic repair and maintenance.
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

YouTube is an excellent source of technical information. Type a repair topic into the search box (e.g., "install ISIS bottom bracket") and you'll get simple and clear instructional videos.
http://www.youtube.com

Bike Forums is a searchable forum for bicycle enthusiasts. Here you can find reviews of bikes, components and gear as well as a wealth of other bike-related information. You must be a member to post, but anyone can read and search the forums.
http://www.bikeforums.net/

If you obsessively count grams on your road bike build, then you must get aquainted with the weight weenies listings - a comprehensive list of both claimed and actual weights of many bicycle components.
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/

Bicycle Tutor has video tutorials for bicycle repair and maintenance.
http://bicycletutor.com/

Bike Travel & Adventure

Pedaltours, Vacations for cyclists since 1985. New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, India, from 2-23 days. www.pedaltours.co.nz  888-222-9187

Great Explorations, Great bike journeys of the world. North America, Central America, Europe, Indochina. www.great-explorations.com 800-242-1825






 

Other Information and Links

Here is a huge collection of bike pics organized by type and make. You may submit pics of your own "current classic."
www.cyclofiend.com

Velospace is a portfolio of hundreds of bike pics to give you ideas for your next project.
http://velospace.org/thumbnails

The "Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery" is an ever-growing collection of dedicated touring bikes loaded for the long haul. All photo submissions must depict fully-loaded bikes with both front and rear panniers.
http://www.fullyloadedtouring.com/

The Adventure Cycling Association offers resources for the bicycle tourer. Their route system and maps are extremely well-researched and meticulously updated.
http://www.adventurecycling.org/

Slowtwitch.com is an excellent resource for cyclists and triathletes. You don't have to be a member to read the informative discussion threads.
http://www.slowtwitch.com/

Beginner Triathlete has training plans, discussion forums and informative articles for triathletes. Registration is free.
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/

Roadbike Review has information and objective reviews of the latest bikes, components and gear.
http://www.roadbikereview.com







 

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