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Fall Reflections

It’s just above freezing outside, and I don’t want to get on my bike. I know I should… it’s been days since I’ve exercised, and the November snow is (finally) melting away. While I consider myself to be a pretty committed cyclist, I have to admit I’m not as hardcore as I’d like to be. […]

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Tubeless Sealant Refresh: Mechanic’s Tip

Well guys… It’s 15 days and counting before the famous Iceman Cometh mountain bike race!  For many of you, that means all the sweat, miles, and suffering you put yourself through are finally coming to a head.  The pinnacle event that you have spent countless hours training for is just 15 oh-so-short days away!  In […]

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Rock-n-Roll Lube: Mechanic’s Review

Like many other cyclists before me, my love of the bike was passed down from a parent. I remember the childish excitement of my first real bike (still hanging in the garage, actually) purchased as an 8th grade graduation present. Though my 1-mile commute to school was nothing like racing, I poured over my dad’s […]

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Welcome to the Pumpkinvine Blog!

It’s a hot and humid summer in Elkhart County, the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is full of cyclists, and things are hopping here at the shop, so we figured, why not start a blog? It’s the perfect time to sit at a computer and write, right? Well, maybe we’d rather be out biking at the new […]

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