Why Do (some) Bikes Not Have Kickstands

a bike without a kickstand leaning on a stair step

Bicycles are a convenient, environmentally-friendly way to get around town. Still, one thing that has always bothered me about them is why some don’t have kickstands. Such a simple addition would make the bikes much more user-friendly. In this essay, I will explore the possible reasons why some bike manufacturers have not added kickstands to … Read more

How Often Should You Oil a Road Bike Chain?

someone holding the chain of his road bike inspecting it

The bike chain is one of the most essential components of a road bike. It requires regular lubrication to reduce friction and prevent rusting, which can damage bike performance. So, how often should you oil your road bike chain? The frequency of oiling depends on how often you ride your bike and in what conditions. … Read more

Can Cyclists Run Red Lights

bikers on a road silouette

Considering that every state has different laws regarding cyclists, it’s easy to see how misinformation and ignorance can affect cyclists’ legal rights and responsibilities. In general, cyclists shouldn’t run red lights. Bicyclists are subject to the same rules as motorists, trucks, and motorcycles. Should Cyclists be Allowed to Run Red Lights? Well. In my opinion, … Read more

How do Cyclists get Big Legs

cyclist on his racing bike

You may wonder how some track cyclists can have such big muscular legs. It’s not all about genetics, though that does help. Cyclists do many things to build up their leg muscles and make them look like cannons on bikes. The short answer is, cycling alone won’t make your legs big. But if you combine … Read more