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.
The cycling market is taking a hammering at the moment with a drop in demand, a massive drop in sales and general discontent. I thought it would be a great time for me to expand! More on this will be coming soon! I’ve started making some BSA bottom brackets (30mm and SRAM DUB/AXS) in Titanium….
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 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.
Introduction Ascent is a company based in Singapore who make a bicycle parts. A relatively young company, they have been around on the market for a few years. The wheels on tested were their Polaris with DT 180 hubs and carbon spokes. Ascent have stated their rims are made in China by a third party…
Bicycle wheel balancing is a topic that is often discussed but has not ever been dissected in detail. A lot of professionals balance their wheels and this has filtered down to the amateur ranks wishing to eek out the maximum amount of performance. This post will look at the engineering behind the balancing of bicycle wheels.
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.
The FUJI Bikes Transonic ONE.1 came in for an engineering roast. This wasn’t the worst that has ever come into Hambini HQ.
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