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Bike Buildup Showdown With Jameson

March 6, 2015

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Building My Own Bike, Was It Worth It ??? Hello, bike friends. Today I thought I would write up a review to compare the cost of  a store bought single speed bike, and a custom built single speed, with your current bike that you might be riding, or a build…

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Emily’s Kryptonite Keeper Lock Review

December 26, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Kryptonite’s Keeper lock is their least expensive option available at Varsity Bike Shop. It has a 12mm hardened steel shackle that measures about 9 inches in length, and 4 inches in width. This makes it possible to lock my bike up to any street sign or bike rack, through both…

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Winter Bike Tires

March 4, 2013

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff, Uncategorized

This winter has not been as kind as last winter for us in Minnesota. it has given us a chance to try out some new winter bike tires. Many of us at Varsity have been using a front studded and a rear Continental TopContact Winter II tire. I have two…

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Staff Winter Bikes: Kevin’s NuVinci Monster Cross Bike

December 22, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

A dedicated winter bike, is oftentimes an older bike with used or budget parts cobbled together to save your more precious summer ride from the grit, grime, water, and salt that inevitably comes with Minnesota winters. Winter commuting is notoriously hard on bicycle parts: chains and cables rust and corrode,…

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Staff Winter Bikes: Sam’s Winter Whip

December 8, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Winter has just gifted Minneapolis with its first sizable dusting of lovely snow.  As nice as it looks when it’s fresh, it does have a habit of making the bicyclist’s commute a bit of a dodgy prospect.  While the roads may be rutted and covered in little patches of ice,…

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