Disc brakes are awesome because they can slow and even stop a MAMIL-scale mass (ass?) quickly. I have road bikes with rim brakes, and I…View More Traveling With a Bike Sucks, Part V: What About Disk Brakes?
Over the last several years, chain waxing has become a hot topic. Although it’s far from new, like everything in cycling, all good ideas are…View More Chain Waxing
Hitch-mounted racks have many distinct advantages over roof mount racks, and in recent years have become very popular. There are ample reasons for this: mountain…View More QuikrStuff Hitch-Mount Bike Rack
Travel is coming back at a frightening speed, and airports are going to be crazy for 2022. Prices are skyrocketing, hotels are filling up, and…View More Traveling With a Bike Sucks, Part IV: Will the EVOC Gear Backpack Beat the Patagonia Black Hole Duffle?
In 2021, bike parts and bikes suddenly became as scarce as hen’s teeth. MAMILs the world over scrambled to find parts for bike projects, lead…View More Spray.Bike and a Custom Build of a Tideace Frameset
I like to build wheels, it’s fun and relaxing. Over the last few years, I’ve drooled over the snazzy wheel lacing jigs offered on some…View More Wheel Lacing Jig
I’ve flown with several types of cases, all covered in some fashion in other posts on this site. Full-sized hard shells, soft cases, hard S&S…View More Traveling With a Bike Sucks, Part III: A Better Mousetrap
Here at MAMIL Headquarters, we study and evaluate many products and when motivated enough, we write up evaluations and impressions of the product’s merits, qualities,…View More COVID-19: A Review
by Uncle Crusty With middle age (and the mandatory mid-life crisis) rapidly approaching, I had choices to make. How to compensate for my thinning hair,…View More A Bike For All Seasons: Hunting the Perfect Ride
“I hate your fucking wheels”, Uncle Crusty said. It wasn’t an insult; it was purely a statement of fact. We were on a springtime ride,…View More Hunt 34 Aero Wide Wheelset Review