Technical

Mounting Tight Bicycle Tire to Wheel Rim Without Tire Levers

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Mounting  that new tire onto your wheel rim can be not only hard but almost impossible. Use the following technique to get it done quickly without damaging your inner tube. This is always a risk if you attempt to force a very tight tire onto a rim using tire levers. One thing though: it can be hard […]

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Folding Electric Bike Design for Commuters | Trending Strongly

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Coming off Eurobike 2012, Bike Biz mulls over the idea that what is, and what is not, a trend is not all that clear. They have a point.  You have a whole lot of products that are quite visibly on display across the Eurobike halls. And then you have all the nooks and crannies containing […]

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The Green Machine is Not the Most Efficient Thing in the Universe … But So What!

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You’ve probably heard the saying “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. It applies to anything “free” actually, not just lunches. Even if you don’t pay for something yourself, there is still a price to be paid by someone, or a whole bunch of people, somewhere behind the scenes. Out of sight, out of […]

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Schwalbe Road Tires: Lugano is Good; Blizzard was Fantastic

Schwalbe has recently announced an improved lineup of entry-level tires.  This is yet another example where more advanced technical features of the higher-end models migrate down to the cheaper end of the market in a number of brands. SRAM has done this with elements of the their higher-end gruppos trickling down to the lower-level offerings […]

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Speed-Geared Bicycle Rejected Before Its Time

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Technological development basically goes in one direction, following time from the past to the present. You can’t prove the existence of a Higgs Boson, for example, without having an idea it might exist in the first place, before you go looking for it. And on this note some suggest that Peter Sagan is, in fact, […]

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From Taipei Cycle Innovative Products to d&i Awards and now Eurobike Award Candidate

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Haiwan from Qbicle has done quite well with his Tangent Fender since first winning an award at Taipei Cycle’s 2011 Innovative Products Competition. 2011 was to be the last for that particular competition. In 2012 it was replaced by the d&i Awards. Individuals or companies with products that have been available to the market for either less […]

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