High End Bike Shop trashes a Parlee Z5 frame by using Epoxy to fix a creaky bottom bracket

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Parlee Z5 Epoxy Repair

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 […]

AbsoluteBLACK Hollowcage $700 OSPW leaves company reputation in tatters

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AbsoluteBlack hollowcage OSPW

The Polish Company AbsoluteBLACK 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

Teardown: Campagnolo Ultra Torque Crankset Mechanics explained in Depth

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Campagnolo Super Record Ultra Torque

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.