March 2011

Bicycle Components

Yes components, nuts and bolts, bits and pieces are a bit ho-hum. But this is what Taipei Cycle is more or less all about: the increasingly complex Taiwan – China – Taiwan supply chain that makes mid- to high-end bicycles possible. You’ll find agents of  well-known and no so well-known brands moving about, checking, comparing, […]

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More Cycling Up He Huan Shan (鐵屁股)

After accompanying Gijs and Han on their assault on He Huan Shan (鐵屁股) last Sunday, I was back there again on Saturday! Stage 4 of this year’s National Cycling Club Series will be the He Huan Shan climb from Puli to Wuling on 1 May. With stages 2 & 3 coming up in 3 weeks […]

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Gijs and Han Ascend He Huan Shan (鐵屁股)

Sunday20 March, the day after Taipei Cycle 2011 Gijs Roovers and Han Goes had an appointment with He Huan Mountain. The show was over, the appointment book cleared. It was time to ride. Han is very familiar with the mountain and always enjoys the challenge having faced it quite a few times in the past. Gijs […]

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Innovative Products Competition Revisited: Taipei International Cycle Show 2011

There’s been a few more photo additions to the post on the IBDC Excellent and Merit award winners re Bihandy since the original post was published. This will give some more context on how it is supposed to work. In a post before the show I previewed a range of award winners from each of […]

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Stage 4 – Tour of Taiwan 2011 – Hsinchu to Sun Moon Lake

From HsinJu, one of Taiwan’s high tech centers, to Sun Moon Lake, Stage 4 covered 194km. Leaving at 9.30am the leading group had completed the stage by a bit after 2pm. The 2011 Tour of Taiwan kicked off just as Taipei Cycle 2011 drew to a close. Normally the Tour is organized so the final […]

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Aria by Marco Mainardi – Somerset by Chen-Wei Chang & Chai-Chi Chang: Taipei International Cycle Show

Today’s post continues this initial post from the first day of the show. Marco Mainardi’s Aria is certainly interesting. Whether it’s a winner though, depends on your perspective. This is the scale model that was on display outlining the fundamentals of the original concept. There have been compromises in the translation to a working prototype, however, […]

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