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Belsize Belt-Drive Bike Maintenance Guide

Maintaining a Belsize belt-driven bicycle is incredibly easy and requires almost zero mechanical skills. As long as you can use a toothbrush and soapy water with the occasional spray of silicone-based lube to remove squeaking sounds, that is all you will need to maintain your belt-driven bike for thousands of miles to come

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Why Kids Should Not Be Using Training Wheels

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for kids around the globe. After years of constant supervision, a bike is one of the first chances your child has to get “off the leash” (literally or metaphorically) and experience some freedom of their own.     You probably have your own fond memories of riding bikes around town with your friends, going down to the park to play at the playground, or even stopping at the local gas station for a snack before you went home.   You may also remember the difficulties that came from learning to ride a bike.    The cuts, the scraped knees, the road rash on your forearms.    One of your most vivid...

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Hand Brake vs Coaster Brake: Which is Better for Your Child?

If you are in the market for a kids bike, you might be overwhelmed by all of the options available. It used to be that you went down to the local discount or hardware store and bought the bike with the coolest colors (bonus points if it had pegs!) and rode it out of the store into the parking lot. One new aspect to kids bikes that you might not be used to is the decision between buying a bike with a hand brake vs a traditional coaster brake. If you’re unsure which type of brake is best for your child, keep reading so you can learn a bit more and make an informed decision. What is a coaster brake?...

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