This bargain Velobuild Pinarello lookalike bike frame arrived at Hambini HQ with high expectations. They were quickly dashed when a string of faults was found, accompanied by fairly comical claims of what is and is not acceptable by QA standards.
The winspace T1500 is the flagship Chinese Aero road bike. This review documents 5000km of general riding including commuting, racing and training.
Introduction The Winspace SLC 2 bike frame is a great option for riders looking for a durable and lightweight frame. Made with Toray T800 carbon fibre, this frame is strong and stiff, yet very lightweight. It also features an integrated headset and bottom bracket, which makes it easy to assemble. Overall, the Winspace SLC 2…
This blog post will cover the installation of a Hambini Bottom Bracket in a Winspace T1500 Aero bike frame. It covers the bike frame, the bottom bracket selection and the potential problems that may arise.
A common situation is where a fork steerer has been cut too short or second hand steerer has been purchased and it requires a slight height increase. This post covers an elegant method of setting about the task.
The British company Dolan (based near Ormskirk in Lancashire, England) have been famous for supplying bikes to many household names over the years and specifically in the field of track cycling. In the late nineties, they started to import frames from the far east. A Dolan DR1 bike frame was initially brought in to Mapdec…
Introduction Winspace is a company based in Xiamen China, they are one of the most well known companies outside of their home market and have a reputation that has grown from a small Chinese focused company to one that is gaining worldwide market share quite rapidly. Winspace is an OEM, they are well known for…
This Bowman Bicycles Palace frame was sent in by a viewer who had a failed chanset, Further investigations showed a frame that was in a dangerous condition, showing numerous welding and machining defects. Some of those could have been catastrophic
The Elves Vanyar is a one piece moulded carbon fiber frame produced by the Taiwanese/Chinese company Elves. The frame was sent in by a viewer and thus the purchase was anonymous. Overall the frame was nothing more than average albeit no worse than the likes of the named brands Cannondale/Canyon etc
Paul Green of Paul Green Vlogs got in touch about some problems he’d been having on his Trek Checkpoint bike. He had gone through bottom brackets at quite an alarming rate. Almost four bottom brackets from different manufacturers had become unserviceable in a relatively short time. The failed bottom brackets consisted of a few Shimano OE units and most recently a Thread Together type BB from Wheels Manufacturing. The bottom bracket type was BB86 and the frame was made of aluminum.
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