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Category: Teddy’s Choice

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Teddy’s Choice #11

Written on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice, Uncategorized

This week Teddy Choice is a product that is  a bit less sexy and exotic than high-performance carbon fibre full-suspension bikes from Yeti (though Teddy himself is looking pretty good these days don’t you think?). In fact his choice this week is a humble water bottle cage. But just as for want of a nail…

Teddy’s Choice #9

Written on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 about Teddy's Choice, Yeti Bikes

Continuing in our series of product recommendations by our shop dog Teddy, this week it’s a bike. And not just any bike; it’s one of the best mountain bikes available; Yeti’s SB100. If Teddy’s legs were actually long enough to reach the pedals this is the bike he would choose. Why? 1) It’s short-travel with…

Teddy’s Choice #8

Written on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 about Bike Repair, Teddy's Choice, Tools

Teddy is now 9 months old and if he had strong opinions about things before it is now doubly so. Now that he is a bit older his favourite activities include wrestling with his “sister” who is double his size, barking at passing dogs, cars, people…leaves…and short walks that take a long time. Patience isn’t…

Teddy’s Choice #7

Written on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Chain Checker It’s a little known fact that Corgi’s were bred to herd cattle and like other herding dogs tend to want to do that with people as well. You can tell they are constantly doing a head count. Due to the Spring rush at the Shop Teddy hasn’t posted for a while since he has…

Teddy’s Choice #6

Written on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Going on a long ride and/or it’s hot out? Have a bike that doesn’t fit a water bottle (Ahem! a Yeti that isn’t an SB100) then Teddy recommends the Camelbak Quick Stow Flask. Basically it’s a cross between a regular water bottle and a hydration pack bladder. The flexible material allows it to be stowed…

Teddy’s Choice #5

Written on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 about Accessories, Shop News, Teddy's Choice, Tools

Teddy’s Tool Time: In case you are just joining us, we are up to the 5th instalment of our series of product recommendations by our Shop Dog Teddy. As mentioned, Teddy is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he has strong opinions on many things including bike stuff. This week Teddy wants you to not smash…

Teddy’s Choice #4

Written on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Re-Fresh Your Ride: Is the ol’ road bike looking a little beat up or worn down? An easy fix is some new handlebar tape. It cuts the road buzz, looks cool and makes your bike look new(er) again. Nowadays bar tape isn’t just bar tape; it comes in a vast array of materials, styles and…

Teddy’s Choice #3

Written on Friday, April 6th, 2018 about Parts, Shop News, Teddy's Choice, Tires

When it comes to the feel, performance and handling of your bike there is nothing more important than the tires. The rubber compound, tread pattern, casing thickness, suppleness and rim width as well as pressure all combine to determine how well your bike feels, grips, corners, goes and stops. Pressure alone is a black art…

Teddy’s Choice #2

Written on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 about Bike Lights, Bontrager, Shop News, Teddy's Choice

Long-Range Lumens Last week Teddy’s recommendation for daytime lights had your safety in mind. This week is a continuation on that theme. In his last post Teddy suggested riders who do most of their kilometres in the city get a pair of Bontrager’s Ion 100 R/Flare R City lights. For those who like to do…

Teddy’s Choice #1

Written on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 about Accessories, Bike Lights, Shop News, Teddy's Choice

This is Part One of a series of recommendations from Shop Dog Teddy. Teddy is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he has some strong views on a number of topics including naps, socks, the excessive height of stair steps and your safety. Today he’d like to encourage everyone who rides a bike in the city…