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Hidden motors for road bikes exist -- here's how they work

<i>The UCI made headlines back in March for checking several dozen bikes for hidden motors at Milan-San Remo. Many fans laughed off the incident as a</i> …

Surface Isn't Dead As Revenue Doubles With Microsoft's Third Version

Microsoft’s division in charge of the Surface hardware has doubled its revenue over the last year, with the team reporting revenue of $908 million for the quarter which ended on Sept. 30.<p>Ben Kepes takes a look at Microsoft’s Q3 numbers in more detail here on Forbes, but I want to zero in on the …

Brown Butter Apple Tart

Servings<p>How to improve on a basic apple tart recipe? Add brown butter, of course.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 large egg, beaten to blend<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>…

Baking

A Guide to the Best Material for Pots and Pans: A Pros and Cons List

Yesterday we shared our guide to the essential cookware pieces you should have in your kitchen. The type is one thing—skillet, saucepan, stock …

Stainless Steel

Plum Tarts with Honey and Black Pepper

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Consider this a two-ingredient tart. Besides the plums and pastry, we bet you have everything else on hand.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 sheet frozen puff pastry (one 14-oz. package or half of 17.3-oz. package), thawed according to package directions<p>1 …

Baking

How to Make Old-World Mozzarella and Burrata, According to DiStefano Cheese

Meryl Rothstein gets her hands dirty learning the art of the burrata mozzarella from a master<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders, then</i> …

How to Make Homemade Oreos

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Pour yourself a tall glass of milk, and prepare to dunk, because Lillie Auld of Butter Me Up Brooklyn is showing you how to make chocolate</i> …

15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells

This past summer I bought a composter for my garden. It’s a pretty fancy contraption. It’s actually TWO composters in one. The idea being that you …

HomeMade Modern EP36 Ironbound Bookcase

This DIY bookshelf project has a nice rustic, modern look and is easily created from angle irons and 2x10s.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>Two 2x10 (8' long) <i><br>Available at</i> …

15 Compact Modern Studio Shed Designs For Your Backyard

Hello and welcome to our latest collection in which we will show you and prove to you that you don’t need to have your <i>modern office</i> or guest room …

Build This Beautiful Table for Two

An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.<p>An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.

Hardscaping 101: The Ins and Outs of Dutch Doors

Here’s a door with a split personality. Open and welcoming on the one hand, private and protective on the other. We’re talking, of course, about the …

Roast Your Own Coffee [Whirley Pop Method]

How to Make Cowboy Cookies<p>Cooking Class<p>Hey, acoens, I had much fun roasting Sweet Maria's green coffee beans<br>tonight. Your instructable took me …

Bike Repair Tips from Kopp's Cycles

The longest running bike shop in the U.S., Kopp's Cycles, shares secrets from their top wrenches<p><b>1.</b> Prevent pinch flats. Seating tubes and tires before inflating is an easy but often neglected step, says Charles Kuhn. Push the valve halfway into the rim and inflate until the tube holds its shape. …

Repairs

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

Ted King

The Coolest Cycling Tech of 2015

Every June, about 30 bike industry manufacturers gather in Park City, Utah, to unveil their most compelling products for the upcoming model year. It’s a good time to get a sense of what’s trending and which new technologies to watch in 2015.<p>Some highlights: Following the damaging recall last …

Santa Fe

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Get to Know Your Saddle's Anatomy

You're in contact with your bicycle saddle for the majority of your ride. Learn the ins and outs of saddle anatomy to find one that works best for you.<p>Bicycle saddles take the brunt of complaints from uncomfortable riders—and of more than half a cyclist's weight. They also rank as a high-wear …

Carbon Fiber

Build Your Best Body

A gym-despiser's guide to easy off-season training<p>When it comes to cyclists and strength training, there are two immutable truths: We have to do it if we want to rebuild strength for next spring, and we'd much rather be organizing our sock drawers.<p>So here's our ultimate time-efficient gym workout: …

Muscle

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Get the Best Prescription Cycling Sunglasses

Comprehensive prescription eyewear services from SportRx<p>After a lifetime of near-perfect vision, age caught up with me. It was time for me to wear prescription glasses. My diminished sight affected nearly everything I did, with riding a bike at the top of the list. Looking to correct my vision, …

Bradford

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…

Workouts

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

Freud Multi-Material: One Blade to Cut Them All

We try out a saw blade from Freud that can just through just about any material you'd encounter in the course of remodeling.<p>Any product that can help you keep the upper hand in remodeling is a good thing. So when I spotted Freud's multi-material Diablo blade recently at The Home Depot, I gladly …

OPINEL NO. 08 FOLDING KNIFE

OPINEL NO. 08 FOLDING KNIFEThere is nothing more handy then a pocket knife and this one is not only sharp-looking but exceptionally crafted. …

Handy

Tested: DeWalt 8V Max Gyroscopic Screwdriver

Though it was a “must-have” item when it hit the market decades ago, the cordless screwdriver’s charms wound down faster than the AA batteries …

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

Hand-Crafted Candy Bars: From-Scratch, All-Natural, Gloriously Grown-Up Confections

Solid chocolate bars are a good way to get your chocolate fix. They’re easy to store and you can break them into pieces to eat over time. But solid …