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Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

aero

(Say: air - o) - Slang for aerodynamic, streamlined. Anything that helps a cyclist cheat his main opponent, the wind. Aero devices include handlebars, bullet-shaped helmets, even windshields.

Today's Tip

Don’t Toss Those Used Inner Tubes – Instead of sending them to landfills, recycle your bicycle inner tubes. They can be patched multiple times for use as spares. But, once they’re spent, they can still come in handy. Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Use them as no-scratch tie-downs for holding your bike to your car rack so it can’t sway and get damaged.
  • Cut pieces and wrap them around your right chainstay to protect it from chain slap, which can chip the paint.
  • Cut out two short sections and slip them over your frame pump to keep water and mud from fouling it.
  • Use strips from the tube to wrap the handles of your garden tools for a more comfortable grip.

 
      ENJOY YOUR RIDE!