Some of the world's best road and mountain riders are sponsored by Felt. And, in order to get these champions to the podium, Felt constantly improves their bicycles. The result: you're the winner every time you ride a Felt. Take your victory lap today!
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Over 130 Years of History...
Illinois Cycle and Fitness was founded in 1873 when the Voss Bros. purchased the bicycle division of the Duryea Automobile Corp. In the early days the Voss Bros. manufactured their own bikes in their shop on SW Adams Street.
No gym membership is required! Stop making monthly payments to stay in shape at a gym, club or pool. Instead, just ride your bicycle for fun, fitness and transporation. Don't have a bike? You can finance one for less than that membership, and when it's paid off, you'll own your own fitness machine that you can use anytime for free!
Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day
The small toothed wheels on the rear derailleur that carry the chain. The top one is called the "jockey pulley." It's responsible for moving the chain during shifting. The bottom pulley is called the "tension pulley." It creates tension on the chain to keep it taut during shifting.
Maintain Your Seatpost - One important and often-neglected maintenance task is seatpost lubrication. Left alone, steel and aluminum seatposts can actually freeze in steel and aluminum frames due to corrosion from water that seeps between the seatpost and frame on wet rides. To prevent this and keep the post moving freely, extract it about every two months (more frequently if you ride in wet conditions a lot) and apply a light coat of lube inside the seat tube on the frame (if you smear the lube on the seatpost, it'll get scraped off when you slide the post into the frame). Please note that most manufacturers do not recommend greasing carbon frames or carbon seatposts. Please ask if you have any questions about your bicycle.