Bicycle wheels lose a measurable amount of tension when a tire is mounted and inflated. Historically, this amount was insubstantial and no dedicated counter measures were needed. But today, owing to two recent trends, we have perfect storm that spells trouble and confusion.
Independent bike retailers have been fighting for survival for more than 15 years. A few recent developments could put these beloved brick-and-mortar shops out of business for good.
February 2019 was a record-breaking month for snow in Minnesota with 39 inches of snowfall in just four weeks, an amount shattering the previous record of 26.5 inches in February 1962. Students have missed several days of school and some workers have shifted their commute mode to cross-country skiing, but the snow has been less fun for those of us who typically walk or bike to get around the Twin Cities. Getting several feet of