Archive for September, 2009

Weather Stays Great

The weather is holding up really well. Still lots of good riding weather to come. If you need a new ride, this is the time to get the best price. We still have a great selection of mountain bikes in stock. A few road bikes and a bunch of hybrids still available. We are pretty […]

Car Free Day Tuesday

Invitation to Car Free Day Event What: Clean Nova Scotia and Framework Cycle and Fitness are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Car Free Day. When: The media event will take place at 10:00 am, Tuesday September 22nd. Where: Frameworks Cycle and Fitness (273 Townsend Street, Sydney, NS B1P 5E7) Why: People around […]

Touring the Cabot Trail

Cycling on the Cabot Trail was quite an adventure! We made the decision to do the trail counter-clockwise because we were told that the climbs were steeper but shorter in this direction, and the descents were not as steep and twisty. We rented bikes from a bike shop in Sydney, Nova Scotia and allowed ourselves four days to complete the trail. The bikes were Sedna touring bikes, by Louis Garneau, and were equipped with 700 x 32c tires, triple chain rings, the equivalent of mountain bike cassettes, rear racks for panniers, tire repair kits, bike computers and pumps. Our loaded panniers were about 10-12 lbs per bag, or 20-24 lbs total. Touring bikes are set up for more of a comfort ride, although these had road handlebars and shifters. They also have a more upright riding position, which is suitable for carrying more weight. This positioning gives them a higher center of gravity and different handling characteristics from the sporty racing bikes we are used to riding…

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