The Chain Tool: An Essential Take-Along For Off-Road Riding - Because a broken chain can quickly ruin a ride and force a long walk home, the most valuable tool in your seat pack when you're trail biking might just be the chain tool. The chain on an off-road rig is susceptible to damage due to the excess wear dirt puts on the links and the greater opportunity for foreign objects like sticks and rocks to beat on the chain. But, as long as you're packing your chain tool (they're small and inexpensive), should your chain separate or a link get damaged, you can simply remove the wrecked link and rejoin the chain to continue riding. Remember though, that the chain is now shorter so avoid using your large chainring in combination with the larger cogs on your rear sprockets because this can jam the drivetrain. Also, if your chain requires a special replacement pin for repairs, as many do, always carry a spare or two in your seat bag (tape them to your chain tool so you don't lose them).
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Does it feel like you're wrestling your two-wheeler on rides -- and losing? Do you finish loops all achy and sore? Do you suffer a numb bum or hands, stiff neck or sore lower back? Cycling should be pain free and fun! Fortunately, most problems can be solved by carefully checking and adjusting your bicycle fit. We're experts in this science and are certified FitKit Specialists! Contact us today to make an appointment and kiss your pain goodbye!
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We Support Pinups for Pitbulls!
Meet Griffin! Griffin is the official shop dog at Family Bike Shop in Crofton, MD, and adored pet and companion of the Seibold Family.
Exciting news! Griffin and Sarah "Ginger Lucy" Seibold will be featured together in the Pinups For Pitbulls 2015 Calendar! This is a huge honor that we are thrilled to accept and promote! Stop by Family Bike Shop anytime to meet, pet and receive puppy licks from Griffin, and get pitbull advocacy info from Sarah! While you're here, check out our large selection of Pinups for Pitbulls and Up The Pups gear, merchandise and calendars as well!
Griffin is a pitbull mix that we adopted from Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter at the age of 9 months back in 2012. Griffin, an intelligent, sweet, loving and well-mannered pup, is an amazing ambassador for Pit-bull type dogs everywhere.
Griffin helps us educate the public on this misunderstood breed and helps us carry out Pinups For Pitbulls (a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization) mission to "educate people about the history, temperament, and plight of the pit bull-type dog; raising awareness to rally against Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and Breed Discriminatory Laws (BDL). PFPB’s goal is to restore the image of the pit bull-type dog to its former reputation of America’s companion animal, war hero, and family member."Please visit and "like" Pinups for Pitbulls on Facebook and Instagram!