Charles Plager

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What Have I Done?

A home mechanic spends the winter rebuilding his most abused bike, makes all the mistakes, and passes the lessons on to you.<p>It's 9:37 p.m., and I'm finally squeezing in some bike repair time. Tonight, I should be done. Actually, I am done, but I can't stop. From a mechanical standpoint, my last …

Road Bike Disc Brakes - The Industry Speaks

Must Read: Sheryl Crow told feds about Armstrong’s doping

Crow revealed blood transfusion details to feds — New York Daily News<p>According to an excerpt from a new book, Sheryl Crow witnessed Lance Armstrong …

Frame Work: Build Bone Strength

The very reason riding a bike is easy on your joints makes it less beneficial for your bones. Here’s how to shore up your skeleton and stay injury-free.<p>Daniel Matheny is strong. The kind of strong that makes it possible to excel in some of the world’s most demanding mountain bike endurance events. …

Armstrong and Tygart: Answers may vary

For some, nothing has changed since October 2012 but publicity. For others — Lance Armstrong, notably — virtually everything has. A wide chasm has …

16 Essential Bike Tools

You don't need a lot of bike tools—you just need the right tools. If you have these 16 bicycle tools in your home shop, you'll be able to fix anything.<p>Arm yourself with these essential bike tools, and you can get most every bike maintenance job done at home—for less cash, and more street cred. (Use …

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

Change is in the Air: UCI to Alter the WorldTour

The road season is effectively over, Paris-Tours and the Tour of Beijing in the back window as riders toss their bikes in the garage for a few weeks …

Here's A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

Wednesday is World Food Day, an occasion food activists like to use to call attention to world hunger. With 842 million chronically undernourished people on Earth, it's a problem that hasn't gone away.<p>This year, activists are trying to make the day a little spicier with pots full of disco soup to …

What the Shutdown Did to Science

The government shutdown is over for now, and federal employees are going back to work. But the 16-day lapse in federal funding has already hurt many areas of science.<p><b>Now that Congress has finally gotten its act together</b>, reopened the government, and temporarily averted economic disaster, the …

Air pollution causes cancer, WHO concludes

Air pollution has been listed as a leading cause of lung cancer by a World Health Organisation team tasked with identifying environmental carcinogens.<p>Fresh air polluted by exhaust fumes and industrial emissions causes lung cancer, a team of World Health Organisation experts has officially …