Infinity Bike Seat Review: Pre-ride Impressions

Why I bought the Infinity Bike Seat For the last 18 months or so, I've been dealing with pain in my ischial tuberosity (or sit bone) on my right side. My physical therapist has diagnosed it as ischial tuberosity pain syndrome. I experience the most pain when I ride my road bike. I speculate this is because on the road bike, in comparison to a full suspension mountain bike, I don't move around on the saddle as much, I am not out of the saddle as much, and there is nothing to cushion any impacts, other than my butt. When  I sit on my saddle, I experience a sharp, stabbing…
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Silca Super Pista Refresh

I have had one of these Silca Super Pista pumps for nearly 25 years, and the other for slightly less. They are fantastic pumps that are fully serviceable and will last a lifetime. Silca the Italian company was purchased recently by a former technical director from Zipp, and is now headquartered in Indiana. You can read the story here. The new owner has revitalized the company and is once again producing premium products. Parts for older Silca pumps are now readily available too. My pumps needed some refreshing so I ordered up some new gaskets for the chucks, new leather plungers for the inside, and a new gauge. The new gaskets…
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Review and overhaul of Campagnolo Record Look-style pedals

I know these pedals are around 20 years old at least, but they are still one of my favorite pedals.  Nearly all of the Look-style pedals from this era are durable, serviceable, inexpensive and easy to use; all of the qualities I look for in bike parts.  The Campagnolo versions though are the cream of the crop with the Record versions being my first choice.  They have a beautiful pearly white paint job that pictures do not do justice and look really classy on any bike.  The bodies may be shaped just like the Look branded pedals of the era, but the axles and bearings were manufactured by Campagnolo and…
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Campagnolo 11 speed chains

I am a retrogrouch by heart and have persisted with my Campagnolo 8 speed groups for 20 years.  Why would I need a new group?  The 8 speed Record stuff will last forever and looks awesome.  That being said, I recently broke down and got an 11 speed Athena group to see what the new stuff is like.  I'll go a review of the group in a separate post but I did want to discuss the chain.  There have long been complaints about how Campagnolo's chains require special (expensive) tools to install and I did find that irritating at first for the 11 speed chain. Now needing a new chain…
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Infinity Bike Seat Review: Pre-ride Impressions

Why I bought the Infinity Bike Seat For the last 18 months or so, I've been dealing with pain in my ischial tuberosity (or sit bone) on my right side. My physical therapist has diagnosed it as ischial tuberosity pain syndrome. I experience the most pain when I ride my road bike. I speculate this is because on the road bike, in comparison to a full suspension mountain bike, I don't move around on the saddle as much, I am not out of the saddle as much, and there is nothing to cushion any impacts, other than my butt. When  I sit on my saddle, I experience a sharp, stabbing…
Read More

Silca Super Pista Refresh

I have had one of these Silca Super Pista pumps for nearly 25 years, and the other for slightly less. They are fantastic pumps that are fully serviceable and will last a lifetime. Silca the Italian company was purchased recently by a former technical director from Zipp, and is now headquartered in Indiana. You can read the story here. The new owner has revitalized the company and is once again producing premium products. Parts for older Silca pumps are now readily available too. My pumps needed some refreshing so I ordered up some new gaskets for the chucks, new leather plungers for the inside, and a new gauge. The new gaskets…
Read More

Review and overhaul of Campagnolo Record Look-style pedals

I know these pedals are around 20 years old at least, but they are still one of my favorite pedals.  Nearly all of the Look-style pedals from this era are durable, serviceable, inexpensive and easy to use; all of the qualities I look for in bike parts.  The Campagnolo versions though are the cream of the crop with the Record versions being my first choice.  They have a beautiful pearly white paint job that pictures do not do justice and look really classy on any bike.  The bodies may be shaped just like the Look branded pedals of the era, but the axles and bearings were manufactured by Campagnolo and…
Read More

Campagnolo 11 speed chains

I am a retrogrouch by heart and have persisted with my Campagnolo 8 speed groups for 20 years.  Why would I need a new group?  The 8 speed Record stuff will last forever and looks awesome.  That being said, I recently broke down and got an 11 speed Athena group to see what the new stuff is like.  I'll go a review of the group in a separate post but I did want to discuss the chain.  There have long been complaints about how Campagnolo's chains require special (expensive) tools to install and I did find that irritating at first for the 11 speed chain. Now needing a new chain…
Read More

Infinity Bike Seat Review: Pre-ride Impressions

Why I bought the Infinity Bike Seat For the last 18 months or so, I've been dealing with pain in my ischial tuberosity (or sit bone) on my right side. My physical therapist has diagnosed it as ischial tuberosity pain syndrome. I experience the most pain when I ride my road bike. I speculate this is because on the road bike, in comparison to a full suspension mountain bike, I don't move around on the saddle as much, I am not out of the saddle as much, and there is nothing to cushion any impacts, other than my butt. When  I sit on my saddle, I experience a sharp, stabbing…
Read More

Silca Super Pista Refresh

I have had one of these Silca Super Pista pumps for nearly 25 years, and the other for slightly less. They are fantastic pumps that are fully serviceable and will last a lifetime. Silca the Italian company was purchased recently by a former technical director from Zipp, and is now headquartered in Indiana. You can read the story here. The new owner has revitalized the company and is once again producing premium products. Parts for older Silca pumps are now readily available too. My pumps needed some refreshing so I ordered up some new gaskets for the chucks, new leather plungers for the inside, and a new gauge. The new gaskets…
Read More

Review and overhaul of Campagnolo Record Look-style pedals

I know these pedals are around 20 years old at least, but they are still one of my favorite pedals.  Nearly all of the Look-style pedals from this era are durable, serviceable, inexpensive and easy to use; all of the qualities I look for in bike parts.  The Campagnolo versions though are the cream of the crop with the Record versions being my first choice.  They have a beautiful pearly white paint job that pictures do not do justice and look really classy on any bike.  The bodies may be shaped just like the Look branded pedals of the era, but the axles and bearings were manufactured by Campagnolo and…
Read More

Campagnolo 11 speed chains

I am a retrogrouch by heart and have persisted with my Campagnolo 8 speed groups for 20 years.  Why would I need a new group?  The 8 speed Record stuff will last forever and looks awesome.  That being said, I recently broke down and got an 11 speed Athena group to see what the new stuff is like.  I'll go a review of the group in a separate post but I did want to discuss the chain.  There have long been complaints about how Campagnolo's chains require special (expensive) tools to install and I did find that irritating at first for the 11 speed chain. Now needing a new chain…
Read More

Infinity Bike Seat Review: Pre-ride Impressions

Why I bought the Infinity Bike Seat For the last 18 months or so, I've been dealing with pain in my ischial tuberosity (or sit bone) on my right side. My physical therapist has diagnosed it as ischial tuberosity pain syndrome. I experience the most pain when I ride my road bike. I speculate this is because on the road bike, in comparison to a full suspension mountain bike, I don't move around on the saddle as much, I am not out of the saddle as much, and there is nothing to cushion any impacts, other than my butt. When  I sit on my saddle, I experience a sharp, stabbing…
Read More

Silca Super Pista Refresh

I have had one of these Silca Super Pista pumps for nearly 25 years, and the other for slightly less. They are fantastic pumps that are fully serviceable and will last a lifetime. Silca the Italian company was purchased recently by a former technical director from Zipp, and is now headquartered in Indiana. You can read the story here. The new owner has revitalized the company and is once again producing premium products. Parts for older Silca pumps are now readily available too. My pumps needed some refreshing so I ordered up some new gaskets for the chucks, new leather plungers for the inside, and a new gauge. The new gaskets…
Read More

Review and overhaul of Campagnolo Record Look-style pedals

I know these pedals are around 20 years old at least, but they are still one of my favorite pedals.  Nearly all of the Look-style pedals from this era are durable, serviceable, inexpensive and easy to use; all of the qualities I look for in bike parts.  The Campagnolo versions though are the cream of the crop with the Record versions being my first choice.  They have a beautiful pearly white paint job that pictures do not do justice and look really classy on any bike.  The bodies may be shaped just like the Look branded pedals of the era, but the axles and bearings were manufactured by Campagnolo and…
Read More

Campagnolo 11 speed chains

I am a retrogrouch by heart and have persisted with my Campagnolo 8 speed groups for 20 years.  Why would I need a new group?  The 8 speed Record stuff will last forever and looks awesome.  That being said, I recently broke down and got an 11 speed Athena group to see what the new stuff is like.  I'll go a review of the group in a separate post but I did want to discuss the chain.  There have long been complaints about how Campagnolo's chains require special (expensive) tools to install and I did find that irritating at first for the 11 speed chain. Now needing a new chain…
Read More