Ian Marsh has been fixing bikes at Recycle-A-Bicycle in DUMBO and the East Village (now closed) for more than ten years, after successfully completing a high school internship there. He rides a Surly Long Haul Trucker and a 1990s Univega road "frankenbike", and in this edition of #TourTips, Ian gives essential advice for making sure your bike is Tour-ready.
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Casey Ashenhurst is no stranger to cycling in NYC. She's Director of WE Bike NYC, an organization of women who aim to break down barriers to cycling and build community by offering free social rides, training rides, and educational workshops. She's an every-day commuter, regularly goes on group rides with WE Bike NYC, and has cycled in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour more than a few times. Casey's Mom, Jenny, is more accustomed to cycling the wide open roads around her home in the midwest at an easy pace.
Susan Lindell, the shop manager at Recycle-A-Bicycle in DUMBO, Brooklyn, provides an in-depth look at chain lubrication in the first edition of TechTips.