Recent Updates

26/06/2020 There are some severe delays for parcels and packages entering the United States and Canada. The current backlog is around 3 weeks to clear customs. If an order is time critical, please use expedited delivery in the checkout.

12/06/2020 ZEN bearings are now available in Non ISO sizes. ZEN is a German brand based in Dusseldorf that operates a factory in China. They cater for a wide variety of non standard sizes such as those found in DT Swiss, Fulcrum, Mavic, Novatec and Bitex wheel hubs

Popular Products

Hambini BSA Threaded Bottom Bracket

A lot of people have shown interest in the BSA bottom bracket that was featured in the video below.

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Recent Posts

Warning: Fake Loctite Products

One of my viewers contacted me about an issue he was having with the installation of a set of NTN bearings. He purchased what he believed to be Loctite 641 from an online supplier, this was promptly delivered with a label indicating it to be “high strength”. This is incorrect as high strength Loctite is […]

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Hambini Roasts: Cervelo

If you are about to buy a Cervelo bike, watch this video. It shows the appalling tolerances the bike frames are made to. The bottom bracket pressfit specification is so bad, neither NTN or SKF will warranty their bearings in it. This particular frame had misalignment between the two halves of the frame body.

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Pressfit vs Threaded Bottom Brackets

There are various camps out there on the internet that swear by threaded bottom brackets as a means to avoid creaking. This video below shows the pro’s and con’s of both.

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Warning: Counterfeit/B Grade SKF and NTN bearings

I have had a number of cyclists contact me with issues around NTN and SKF bearings being fitted at bike shops and failing within a fairly short period of time. A number of these cyclists have sent me the bearings back to look at and I have found a large number of bearings to be […]

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Specialized OSBB – Engineering Guide

A question that crops up frequently is with regards to Specialized’s OSBB bottom bracket and what size it is exactly. The short answer is OSBB comes in 3 variants which are all called OSBB. 46×61, 42×68 and 46×73. A summary table is below, with the detailed drawings below that. Variant (Diameter x Width) (mm) Application […]

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