Winter is swiftly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, forcing dedicated MAMILs to seek out lights to keep their rides going, and forcing less-dedicated MAMILs to…View More It’s Bike Lights Season. Why Counting Lumens is a Waste of Your Time
Category: Product Reviews and Evaluations
Traveling With a Bike Sucks, Part V: What About Disc Brakes?
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 Disc 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
QuikrStuff Hitch-Mount Bike Rack
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
Traveling With a Bike Sucks, Part IV: Will the EVOC Gear Backpack Beat the Patagonia Black Hole Duffle?
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?
Spray.Bike and a Custom Build of a Tideace Frameset
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
Wheel Lacing Jig
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
Traveling With a Bike Sucks, Part III: A Better Mousetrap
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
COVID-19: A Review
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
A Bike For All Seasons: Hunting the Perfect Ride
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