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Alterra Junior Cycling Team

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Alterra Junior Cycling Team ​Alterra Home Loans Junior Cycling Team’s mission is to build stronger, healthier communities for the future through the sport of bicycling. They seek to expand the capabilities of youth from communities where exposure and access to this sport and lifestyle are limited. Their goal is to provide the lessons that will […]

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Cycling Socks

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By Dave Batka – Founder of Wheels Manufacturing Cycling Socks. Proper attire for any occasion or just a bad fashion statement. When did cycling socks become something people wear every day? I’ve had cycling specific socks forever. In my early years racing we had wool socks for cold weather and super thin socks for hot […]

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Cross Season is Upon Us

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By Dave Batka – Founder of Wheels Manufacturing Cross season is upon us.  What’s going to happen to my bike when I ride it around in the muck? To me Cross season means the best time of year is here. Fall! Yes, Cross season starts too early. Cross is meant to be done at the […]

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So you want just one bike do ya?

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By Dave Batka – Founder of Wheels Manufacturing “If I buy just one bike, what should I get” I’ve been asked this question a lot over the years. Almost as many times as “what brand is the best” and “who has the best deal”. I’ll answer these two questions in a future article. The bike […]

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Why ride a bike?

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By Dave Batka – Founder of Wheels Manufacturing “The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems” I’ve been riding somewhat seriously for over 40 years. Never have I missed a year completely. Not 2 kids and 6 surgeries keeping me off the bike. Not getting fat and old. Not […]

Where is the Creak coming from?

Where is that &*$#@ creak coming from?

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By Dave Batka Where is the Creak coming from? Noisy bikes drive me crazy. I’ve told people in group rides I wouldn’t ride with them again until they fix their creaky squeaky bikes. I make bike parts for a living and after millions and millions of parts produced, all to replace a worn out something, […]

How To Remove Your Bottom Bracket Bearings - Bicycle Parts Direct

How to Remove Bottom Bracket Bearing

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To remove your bottom bracket bearing from your bike you will first need to find out the size of thru hole 30mm, 24mm, and 22mm. Once you determine the size you will use the Bearing Extractor for that size crank spindle. Watch the Video Below We have all the tools to help you remove your […]

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