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.
A cyclist sent in this Madison Genesis Le Croix titanium bike frame in for a bottom bracket fix. This bike had been through bottom brackets at an alarming rate and the non drive side was visibly damaged. Some further checks were carried out and some issues around stress relief were highlighted. Eventually fixed.
This is a review of the Farsports Ventoux S series wheels. These are the first wheels that Farsports have offered with carbon spokes and a new shielded hub design
Introduction ICAN is a company based in Shenzhen, China that has been building carbon fibre sporting goods for many years. They originally started off as an OEM and have recently started to sell items under their own name. These products have predominantly been wheels and of late bike frames. The bike frame that was sent…
Introduction Shimano have had some issues with their high end cranksets in recent times. It seems as though the Ultegra and Dura Ace cranksets are the primary units affected. There have been many reports of the cranksets fracturing in half. Some of these have been under modest load on turbo trainers whilst others have been…
The FUJI Bikes Transonic ONE.1 came in for an engineering roast. This wasn’t the worst that has ever come into Hambini HQ.
The Giant TCR was long thought to be one of the best made bikes out in the market. This frame was a joke and highlights the poor manufacturing the average customer would not be able to see.
Thanks to Grant from GC Performance YouTube channel for sending in his AbsoluteBLACK Hollowcage OSPW. This has now come in for review. You can find out some other attributes of the AbsoluteBLACK Hollowcage OSPW in the pre-review located here
Documents leaked by Durianrider indicate that Specialized is about to launch an extensive product recall on their S-Works Tarmac SL7 series of bikes owing to a potential failure of the steerer fork.
A high end bike shop in London decided it would be a good idea to fix a customer’s Parlee Z5 bike frame by using Epoxy to glue some Campagnolo bottom bracket cups in to the bike frame. What followed was a customer who was repeatedly going through bottom bracket cups – often in the space…
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