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Most Common Cycling Injuries and How-to Prevent them

Achilles Tendonitis

Abuse damage, Achilles tendonitis is caused by irritation and is not quite the same as an Achilles break. This damage can be caused when your bike doesn't fit you legitimately or your shoe spikes are in the wrong position. Take a stab at bringing down your bike saddle, this will help level out the muscles used to pedal. On the off chance that despite everything you encounter torment, taking Ibuprofen will facilitate the irritation.

Broken Clavicle or Scaphoid 

We positively trust this doesn't occur, yet these wounds are normal when a crash happens. When you broaden your arm amid a fall, the clavicle, or collarbone, and the scaphoid, the bone running from your thumb to your wrist, retain a great part of the effect. On the off chance that this transpires, look for therapeutic consideration immediately. Maintaining a strategic distance from the fall itself won't not be conceivable, but rather to keep damage to these bones, keep your hands on the bars and let your body assimilate the effect too.

Patellar Tendonitis

Discovered just beneath your kneecap, patellar tendonitis is ordinarily caused when your seat is too low or when you've finished a long ride utilizing huge apparatuses. At the point when the muscles in the glutes aren't utilized proficiently, the quadriceps assume control and wind up noticeably exhausted, bringing about this damage. Take a stab at raising the seat or exchanging up the way you pedal. By expanding the sum you pedal, this damage can be stayed away from.

Neck Pain 

When riding, you are basically holding up your head in a broadened position. This can prompt torment from the base of the skull to the sides of your neck and shoulders. Initially, ensure that your bike is fitted legitimately by propelling the seat and shortening the stem. This will enable your body to be in a more upright position. The agony could likewise originate from tight shoulder muscles. Take a stab at extricating your hold on the handlebars. 

Seat Sores

This is a skin issue that is the aftereffect of sitting for a really long time in the seat and the erosion that happens. To keep this, consider acquiring some shorts or bringing down the seat. A lower seat can help constrain the side-to-side movement that causes the grinding. On the off chance that altering the seat hasn't helped, utilize a chamois cream to facilitate the agony.

Lower Back Pain

The long rides are the best, yet in addition are the main source of lower back agony. When you push the lumbar area of your spine too far, it could prompt sciatica, which would require restorative consideration. Before you get back on your bike, help your center fortifying exercises. Building the center muscles can give a base to your spine while riding.

Try not to give body a chance to torment prevent you from encountering the delights of riding. The more you think about bike situating and preparing the correct muscles in your body, the better you will feel, even after those long distance rides. And remember to all ways use a hitch or trunk mounted bike rack on the rear of your vehicle.

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Selecting the Best Helmet

Different Helmet Types

There are an assortment of bike helmets that enable you to ride through town or on a simple trail with your family, get a move on and race with a road bike, or locate a mountain to climb and all done safe and securely with your new bike rack from Hollywood Racks. 

Recreational helmets: Ideal for an assortment of exercises, this sort can be utilized for simple riding, hustling, and mountain biking.

Road bike helmets: This assortment weighs less, has upgraded ventilation, and a streamlined plan.

Mountain bike helmets: Intended to inhale even at low speeds, these helmets regularly have visors, raise head scope, and a firm fit.

Contingent upon your coveted movement, discover a helmet with highlights that will make riding simpler, agreeable, and above all, as sheltered as could reasonably be expected.

Ventilation: With higher wind current, ventilation keeps you cool when you're riding. In case you're searching for a lighter helmet, endeavor to discover one with more vents.

Visor: On the off chance that you live in a radiant zone or mountain biking is a famous action, a visor might be useful to keep the sun out of your eyes and to help shield from wind. They do, be that as it may, include a slight weight and wind protection.

Ties: Make sure the lashes are anything but difficult to change in accordance with give you a superior fit and feel tight and secure while clasping the ties.

A critical piece of finding the correct helmet is picking the right size for your head. Utilize an adaptable measuring tape or a bit of string and a ruler to gauge the biggest piece of your head, around one inch over your eyebrows. When looking for a helmet, take a gander at the estimating on every helmet. In the event that you are in the middle of sizes, pick either a littler size, or wear a breathable cap under the helmet to enhance the fit.

Changing the helmet is another imperative advance. It ought to have a cozy fit, yet shouldn't be too tight. Enable it to sit level on your head and abstain from giving it a chance to tilt in reverse. Most helmets will have a measuring wheel to alter the inner estimating ring. Next, modify the chinstrap. The lashes ought to make an Angular shape under every ear. At the point when the lashes have been balanced, open your mouth wide and the helmet should press against the highest point of your head.
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Road and Mountain Bike Guidelines

Regardless of whether you're quite recently beginning to investigate mountain trails on your bike or you are a fledgling road cyclist, who just can't wait to tryout there new bike rack, everybody will have a substantially more agreeable, and more secure, time on the road when the right guidelines are taken after. As you can envision, there are distinctive guidelines for mountain and road biking. Regardless of where you go on your bike, when you return home you need a simple and effective approach to store your bike.

Road Bike Rules and Guidelines

Signs: Before anybody gets on a bike and starts riding on a road, it's critical that they know their hand signals.

Stop: Influence a clench hand behind your to back.

Left Turn: Stretch out your forgot arm to one side and point your fingers.

Right Turn: Stretch out your correct arm out to one side and point your fingers.

Risk: Contingent upon where the danger is, for example, a pothole or creature, broaden your arm at a 45-degree edge on a similar side and point your fingers.

Rock: an indistinguishable movement from a road danger, yet open and squirm your fingers to flag free rock.

Act Like a Vehicle: Dependably look out for movement lights, respect people on foot, and remain in the bike path or as near the edge of the road as could be expected under the circumstances. A typical inquiry for new cyclists is which side of the road do you ride on? Ride with movement and utilize the furthest right path toward the path you are going.

Pass Accurately: Remain to the correct with the goal that speedier cyclists can pass when fundamental. On the off chance that you are passing, haul behind the cyclist before you, say "to your left side," and sit tight for them to move appropriate until there is sufficient space to pass.

Be Unmistakable: Wear splendidly shaded garments with the goal that different cyclists and drivers can see you.

Mountain Bike Guidelines

Remain on the Trail: It's imperative for your wellbeing to remain on assigned trails. It's additionally unlawful to ride on roads or trails that are not set apart for mountain biking.

Leave no Trace: never desert waste and abstain from putting unnecessary wear and tear on the trail. A mountain bike on a sloppy trail can have genuine harm to the way.

Control Your Bike: Become more acquainted with your bike's shifters and riggings so you can control your bike on any trail. Hold your weight back when riding down hills, forward when climbing hills, and lower the seat when riding a particularly uneven trail. At the point when there are different riders, who are conceivably more experienced, don't be hesitant to get off and walk.

Wherever you get a kick out of the chance to take your bike the most, make certain to have the correct gear and plan ahead with the goal that you can remain hydrated, know where you are going, and if conceivable, know how troublesome the road will be.
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Plans/Assembly instructions for the wall mounted double bicycle rack

[download a printable PDF copy of the plans]


I apologize in advance for my poorly drawn specs. The rack that we built is 8 feet tall. It could easily be built to a 6 foot height instead, to accommodate lower ceilings. This can be accomplished by cutting both of the 2x4s to 6’ long. The wall bike rack will still hold 2 bikes, no problem. It will just limit the height of the items that can be placed on the lower shelf. Full specs are on Figure D. When referencing 2×4, 1×6, and 1×12 below, these are references to the common names for those pieces of lumber, and are not referring to actual measurements.



  • Circular Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • Drill (screw gun)
  • 100 grit sandpaper (a couple of sheets)
  • Putty Knife
  • Paint Brushes/Small Roller
  • Rotary Cutter or Utility Knife
  • Drop Cloth
  • Rags
  • Painter’s tape
  • Marking Pencil


  • 8’ 2×4 Lumber (2 pieces)
  • 8’ 1×6 Lumber
  • 6’ 1×12 Lumber
  • 2” grabber screws (1 lb. box)
  • Wood Filler Putty
  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Carpenter’s glue
  • Krazy Glue (for leather/wood)
  • 12” x 12” Sheet of Raw Leather
  • 3” Grabber Screws (4 of them), or four 4” bolts with butterfly hollow wall mounts (depending on whether you mount to studs or hollow wall)


Construction Steps:

Deploy drop cloths (very important if you are building in your living room, like we did).

Circular Saw Cuts:

  1. Cut two- 16 7/8” long sections of 1×12 (“Shelf Tops”)
  2. Cut two- 14” long sections of 1×6 (“Shelf Rear Supports”)
  3. Cut four- 11” long sections of 1×6 (“Rack Arms”)
  4. If there is a baseboard on the wall where the rack is going to be mounted: measure the height and depth of the baseboard, and cut notches in the bottom of the 2x4s (“Vertical Supports”) to fit flush against the wall over the baseboard.

Jig Saw Cuts:

  1. Cut bike frame notches in the Rack Arms. See Figure A for template. This should print out to scale. If you print it, cut it out, and trace it onto the wood for the first cut, you can use your first cutout to trace the rest (so that they all match).
  2. Cut lower Shelf Top to fit between Side Supports. See Figure B for dimensions.

Assemble upper shelf:

  1. Apply carpenter’s glue to the rear butt of left Rack Arm
  2. Place rear butt of the left Rack Arm against the front left edge of the Shelf Rear Support (See Figure C for a visual) and fasten with 2 or 3 evenly spaced screws (with the screws entering through the back of the Shelf Rear supports). Note: it is not important to counter sink these screws, as they will be facing the wall.
  3. Apply carpenter’s glue to the rear butt of right Rack Arm
  4. Place rear butt of the right Rack Arm against the front right edge of the Shelf Rear Support and fasten with 2 or 3 evenly spaced screws (with the screws entering through the back of the Shelf Rear supports). Note: it is not important to counter sink these screws, as they will be facing the wall. At this point you should have something that looks like Figure C
  5. Mark the center point of the Rear Rack Support, on the back part that will face the wall
  6. Apply carpenter’s glue to the top edges of the assembled Rack Arms and Shelf Rear Support
  7. Mark the center point of back edge of the upper Shelf Top
  8. Place the upper Shelf Top onto the assembled Rack Arms and Shelf Rear Support, lining up the center points, and making sure that the rear edge of the Shelf Top is flush with the back of the Shelf Rear Support. Fasten in place with screws—3 along the back edge, 3 along each side. The screws should be counter sunk.

Assemble lower shelf:

  1. Repeat steps 7-14 above using the remaining Rack Arms and Shelf Rear Support, using the lower Shelf Top in lieu of the upper Shelf Top.

Attach racks to Vertical Supports (the 2x4s):

  1. Place the Vertical Supports on the ground parallel to each other, resting on their back edges.
  2. Place the upper rack/shelf assembly between the Vertical Supports at the top, so that the tops of the Vertical Supports are flush with the bottom side of the Shelf Top. The Shelf Rear Support should be flush with the back edges of the Vertical Supports. Fasten into place with 3 screws on both sides. The screws should be inserted from the inside surface of the Rack Arms horizontally into the Vertical Supports. Make sure to countersink the screws.
  3. Mark both of the Vertical Supports on the inside surface 3’ from the bottom (for the 6’ version, mark it at 2’3” from the bottom)
  4. Place the assembled lower rack/shelf assembly between the Vertical Supports, so that the bottom edge of the Rack Arms are lined up with your 3’ mark. The Shelf Rear Support should be flush with the back edges of the Vertical Supports. Fasten into place with 3 screws on both sides. The screws should be inserted from the inside surface of the Rack Arms horizontally into the Vertical Supports. Make sure to countersink the screws.


  1. Fill all of the screw holes with wood filler putty and smooth with a putty knife. Let it dry.
  2. Sand all of the rough edges and excess wood putty smooth with 100 grit sandpaper.
  3. Paint/Stain as you see fit.
  4. After the paint is dry, cut the raw leather into strips to cover the leading edge of your Rack Arms. Glue them into place with the krazy glue. Use thumb tacks or staples to hold the leather in place while the glue sets.

Mounting to the wall:

  1. If you can find a stud in the wall, you could just mount the rack with a few 3” grabber screws through both of the Shelf Rear Supports. If you are not lucky enough to find studs in the wall. Use four 4” bolts with butterfly hollow wall mounts. Drill holes for them in the Shelf Rear Supports. Mark the holes before hand to make them centered and pretty. Hold the rack up to the wall and use the holes in the Shelf Rear Supports to mark the wall. Drill the holes in the wall for the hollow wall mounts. Put the bolts through the holes, fasten the butterfly nuts on the ends, and push them through the holes in the wall. Tighten them up and voilà!
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