Lightbicycle are a far eastern company that has been making bike wheels for a considerable length of time. They sent in a set of their Falcon Pro wheels which have a constantly varying cross section for test. These performed very well.
The Classified Powershift hub came out with lots of hype claiming it would see the end of the front derailleur. This article explores those claims in more detail and highlights some of the technical and commercial hurdles that must be overcome.
Shimano has recently launched the CUES groupset. This amalgamates 9, 10 and 11-speed options for flat bar bikes. There are rumours this will move to drop bar (ie road/gravel bikes) in the near future.
Introduction Speedplay is a cycling components company that specializes in designing and manufacturing high-performance pedals for road and off-road cycling. The company was founded in 1991 by Richard Byrne, who was a mechanical engineer and avid cyclist. Speedplay pedals are known for their unique design, which uses a double-sided pedal, with the retention system mounted…
An almost brand new and unused steel frame made by the British bike brand Cotic arrived for a frame inspection and new bottom bracket. The frame was found to be geometrically accurate but there was an alarming amount of corrosion in a frame that the manufacturer claims is coated to prevent it happening.
Introduction 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…
This bike frame was personally delivered to Hambini HQ by the purchaser who lived in Boston, MA, USA. He had flown to Italy to pick up his dream bike frame and then onto Manchester to get a Hambini bottom bracket custom fitted to his bike frame.
What followed was quite possibly one of the worst pieces of manufacturing the bike industry has seen and an attitude towards public relations that Bertoletti probably regrets.
T47 is examined in engineering detail. Some of the quirks associated with the standard, the weights and the frame geometry limitations are discussed. Trek, Felt and Factor variations of T47 dimensional standars are covered.
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.
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