Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Converting a 700c Bike to 650b

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Check out more of this collaborative content here


In this installment of The Path Less Pedaled, Russ starts a project he’s been meaning to do for a long time—convert a 700c Salsa Vaya to a 650b. There are plenty of new bikes on the market that are meant to run a variety of different tire sizes, but what happens if you try to convert a bike that’s not explicitly designed for swapping between sizes?

Watch the video to learn the advantages of 650b vs 700c sizing, and to see if his conversion works!

Ed. Note: This conversion is not endorsed by Salsa Cycles. Experiment at your own risk. 

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Gladys Bikes

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 


Laura of Path Less Pedaled stops in Gladys Bikes, a female-owned, women-focused shop in Portland. She chats with owner Leah Benson about what makes this shop unique and what it was like to start a bike shop.

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Vicksburg Military Park

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 

In our final video from The Path Less Pedaled in Mississippi, they take us on a ride through the Vicksburg Military Park, which offers hills and history!

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Windsor Ruins

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 


Go along for the ride to Windsor Ruins, known as the “Stonehenge of Mississippi.” The ruins consist of 23 columns, all that remains of the largest Greek Revival-style mansion ever built in the state. It was erected in 1861, but destroyed in a fire in 1890. And supposedly, it’s haunted.

It’s a short ride there, but the road is beautiful, with unexpected scenery and terrain for Mississippi, according to Russ and Laura. Check it out!

Check out more content from The Path Less Pedaled in Mississippi here.

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Ride the Rez

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 


On their third day in Mississippi, Russ and Laura of Path Less Pedaled join some locals for a ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway. This loop circumnavigates a large reservoir, so the locals call it “Ride the Rez.”

Learn a little more about how the Moultons ride, check out another fried food extravaganza, and of course, see some more of Mississippi’s scenery and meet some local riders.

Check out more content from The Path Less Pedaled in Mississippi here.

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Tanglefoot Trail

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 

On their second day in Mississippi, The Path Less Pedaled rides the Tanglefoot Trail, a 44-mile rail trail that meanders through small towns, farms, forests and wetlands. They also experience some local cuisine, such as chicken on a stick!

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Moultons in Mississippi

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 


Our friends over at Path Less Pedaled are in Mississippi this week riding around with folks from Visit Mississippi, and will be bringing you videos throughout the week from this trip. Their adventure started with packing up a couple Moultons and taking them on the plane, followed by a bike-building race the night before their ride began.

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: PortaPedal Bike Shop Visit

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 

Take a walk through PortaPedal in Phoenix, Arizona, a shop specializing in folding and highly portable bicycles. PortaPedal stocks the brands such as Brompton, Montague, and Moulton, as well as a wide selection of Brooks products.

Watch to learn more!

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: BICAS Co-Op Shop Visit

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content. 

Path Less Pedaled visits BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage), a non-profit bike repair and recycling collective in Tucson, Arizona. BICAS is one of the oldest bike collectives in the country. They offer bike repair classes and tool rentals, sell refurbished bikes, and turn bikes that are beyond repair into art. They also run an Earn-A-Bike program, through which participants can learn to refurbish and work on a bike, and in return, they get to keep that bike for no charge.

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Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times: Meet the Gino Behind the Gino Mount

Ed. Note: Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times is a video series by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled. Stay tuned to the Bicycle Times website for more of this regular collaborative content, and check out the Path Less Pedaled YouTube channel for even more videos! 

In the first edition of Path Less Pedaled x Bicycle Times, Russ interviews the Gino behind the Paul Components Gino Mount, and get the backstory behind this simple, yet useful bike accessory.

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