Teardown: Campagnolo Ultra Torque Crankset Mechanics explained in Depth

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Campagnolo cranksets have a reputation of being well engineered and robust but they are not without their problems and quirks. This post explains one of those in detail which surrounds the myths of the preload system, the “safety clip”, the system stiffness (or lack of it) and the involved nature of a bearing replacement. Campagnolo Ultra Torque is found on many of the upper range of Cranksets including the Super Record and Record.

Hambini Bottom Brackets get roasted: Bottom Bracket Review and Quality Control

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This video uploaded by youtuber Peak Torque shows a Hambini BB having it’s engineering tolerances judged. Some key points It’s a BB86 Shimano Racing Edition Bottom Bracket The bottom bracket tolerances are accurate to 0.005mm, that is less than the diameter of a human sperm cell. The eccentricity was found to be 0.010mm (0.0005inch), the […]

Warning: Fake Loctite Products

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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 […]