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The Case Of The Bottom Bracket That Broke Itself

Let me preface this story with an aside: if you buy a bottom bracket today, you will encounter none of these problems. In fact, if you buy a bike at all today, you will probably never even encounter your bottom bracket at all. It will be trouble free, maintenance free. It will not be a […]

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Whoops, The EU Made This Tiny Retro EV More Expensive Than Regular Cars

The EU has some very aggressive subsidies to promote the adoption of electric cars. That’s why I find it funny that the wonderful Microlino mini-EV somehow ended up being more expensive than regular-sized cars because it is actually too small to qualify. Regulations are hard!Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Electric Cars Are An Inherently Anti-American Concept

With a 1,700-mile drive behind me, I’ve had my fair share of time to do some thinking, and as any good automotive journalist does, I’ve been thinking about the widespread resistance to adopting electric cars, especially here in America. And I’m here to report that I think I’ve figured out a big reason behind this…Read […]

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Electric Cars Are An Inherently Anti-American Concept

With a 1,700-mile drive behind me, I’ve had my fair share of time to do some thinking, and as any good automotive journalist does, I’ve been thinking about the widespread resistance to adopting electric cars, especially here in America. And I’m here to report that I think I’ve figured out a big reason behind this…Read […]

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The Best and Worst Foods for Composting

As proponents of composting (or at least using kitchen scraps as plant food) we’re always on the lookout for tips and tricks that could improve the process, or (better yet) make it easier. This includes knowing what should—and, just as importantly, what shouldn’t—end up in the compost pile or bin.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Europe Is Moving To Go Emissions-Free For New Cars From 2035: Report

It was just this morning that Mercedes said that it would be fast tracking its electric car plans, and now, according to a new report, it’s probably not a coincidence at all that the European Union is proposing fast-tracking its electric car plans, too.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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We Live In The Tesla Era, Even If GM Started It: The Electric Car Timeline Part 3

It’s finally here, the last third of our electric car timeline, at least according to me, a man who has chosen to divide the nearly 200-year timeline of electric vehicles into three parts, mostly in a vain attempt to impress those people who kicked me out of various homes, parties, and minigolf courses over the […]

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What to Do If Your Bike Seat Makes Your Butt Hurt

Pain in your butt or groin from cycling is common, even if you’re indoors on a Peloton or Airdyne, or even your DIY bike trainer. A little discomfort your first day may be normal, but if it persists or grows severe, you may need to make some changes to your bike and how you ride […]

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Get To Know The Rider Triangle From A Throwback Website

Motorcycles are not one-size-fits-all machines. Bikes, like their riders, come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s difficult to know how a bike will feel or fit just from a spec sheet. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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We Need To Rewrite Our Masculine Attachment To Car Culture If Electric Cars Are Going To Succeed

Everyone knows that we associate cars with men—especially the heavy ones with loud engines that pump out as much horsepower as they do noise. In fact, it’s often treated as something of a running joke of the kind that accompany truck nutz, rolling coal, and incidents at Cars and Coffee meetups. But academic Cara…Read more… […]

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How to Pack More Stuff On Your Bike

Summer is approaching, which might mean you’re itching to commute great distances on your bike, perhaps ferrying many of your personal belongings to a beach, lake, or another distant, sun-dappled venue. Or maybe you just want to bike to the grocery store.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Same Guy Has Been Stealing Bikes For 16 Years In Mexico City

If you ever find yourself riding a bicycle in Mexico City, or CDMX, do not let a friendly stranger borrow it. That stranger could just be a local bandit who has been stealing bikes from riders for more than a decade and a half.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Car Companies Admit Their EV Plans Aren’t Enough

If you think people are going to just line up for electric Ford F-150s next year, you’ve got another thing coming. Hell, even Ford knows it. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 30, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 2022 Indian FTR Brings An Oddball Closer To The Mainstream

When it was introduced for the 2019 model year, Indian’s FTR 1200 was a unique riding experience. With a big V-twin in a sporty chassis, it was the rowdy American entry to the naked bike market that buyers were pining for. It proved super successful for the Indian brand, making inroads to new markets and […]

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Watch The Making Of A Bicycle And Hundreds More In This Charming Series

I’m happy to report that I’ve run into hundreds of hours of mechanical goodness, courtesy of The Making, a video series that has found a new life on YouTube. The videos are posted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency and there are more than 300 of them across a few playlists. They show — […]

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The Big Texas Freeze Doesn’t Bode Well For EV Infrastructure

When Winter Storm Uri swept through Texas, the whole state shut down. Electricity was hit-or-miss for several days, with certain areas of the state (read: lower-income areas) hit the hardest. And that doesn’t bode well for introducing electric vehicles on a wider scale.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Washington State Legislative Committee Aims For Ambitious EV Adoption Mandate In Nine Years

Every one of us stood back mouth agape in awe of California’s Governor stepping up and committing to a statewide mandate for all new light vehicle sales to be electric by 2035. Fifteen years is not a very long time, and this seemed like an incredible power to wield from a gubernatorial executive order, especially…Read […]

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Should We Bother With Alternative Fuels Or Just Fully Commit To EVs?

Over the weekend we read Liz’s post on Porsche’s work on a clean-burning synthetic fuel. The stuff sounds way too good to be true. But it does make me think: Should we be exploring every alternative fuel option?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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There’s A Very Plausible Alternate-History 1980s Electric Car On The AppleTV+ Series For All Mankind

I know most of us probably subscribe to more streaming services than rational people should do, which is why I wasn’t crazy about finding out that someone in my household (looking at you, cats) signed us up for AppleTV+. (Gotta admire how long Apple has stuck with that “+” thing). Still, this does mean that […]

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