100K Subscribers on YouTube
On January 3rd 2023, the Hambini YouTube channel surpassed 100,000 subscribers. This is a major milestone that could not have been achieved without the many subscribers who tuned in to every video.
Going forward, I’m looking to increase content on the channel with content on a more frequent basis. In June there will be Eurobike coverage and possibly a bit more on the Gravel Scene.
A selection of popular products from the Hambini Webshop. You will find a selection of bearings, tools and bottom brackets. If there is something you cannot find or have a query with. Please use the contact page.
Lightbicycle Falcon Pro AR465 Wheels: Ideal for Gravel Use
Lightbicycle are a far eastern company that has been making bike wheels for a considerable length of time. They sent in a set of their Falcon Pro wheels which have a constantly varying cross section for test. These performed very well.
Bottom Bracket Bare Shells T47 and BSA
A couple of custom bottom bracket shells were designed and made for an individual in New Zealand. The customer was a carbon bike frame and repair centre on the outskirts of Auckland. The first was a replacement BB shell for a Colnago frame. This frame had damage to the existing carbon shell to the point…
9Velo CD55 Wheel Review: Quiet, Well made and Fast
9Velo is a relatively new company based in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen. They are well versed in the manufacture of wheels with a claimed 50 years+ of combined engineering experience within the organisation. These CD55 wheels are the first to feature their new axial freewheel system which has up to 54 teeth of engagement. This is a well engineered wheelset and good value for money.
T47 Bottom Bracket: Engineering Guide (Threadfit)
T47 is examined in engineering detail. Some of the quirks associated with the standard, the weights and the frame geometry limitations are discussed. Trek, Felt and Factor variations of T47 dimensional standars are covered.
Bicycle Wheel Power Data 50km/h Disc
This post provided aerodynamic performance data for wheels using disc brakes.
Engineering Bicycle Wheel Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide will allow you to make an informed choice about purchasing a set of new racing bicycle wheels. It covers the main points to consider when purchasing from a technical perspective.
Cycling Aerodynamics: Wider tires and Rims examined in Engineering Detail
This post covers the the technical details of wider tires and rims with regards aerodynamics, rolling resistance and some Noise Vibration and Harshness
Modern Real World Cycling Aerodynamics
Cycling aerodynamics in recent times has been dominated by “wind tunnel data” used by vendors to highlight the benefits of their particular wheel or frameset. This data has often been shrouded in marketing spin accompanied by some lavish blurb about yaw angles. However, there has been a recent trend towards discounting this data or at…
AbsoluteBLACK Hollowcage $700 OSPW leaves company reputation in tatters
AbsoluteBLACK (real name LUCID IP SLU registered in Andorra) were destroyed on social media after their claims about ceramic bearings, power savings and watts were questioned. They systematically curated both their own social media accounts and comments on other accounts. They removed large numbers of comments that questioned their aerodynamic and power claims