bicycle components

Rev 2 Handlebar Set for Urban Riding – Component Design Innovation

Continuing a theme of some recent posts on bicycle design evolution — Innovation and Imagination and Improbable Outliers — today’s post concerns a patent pending handlebar design that came to my attention recently. As an extension of the general theme of those posts along with today’s, readers might also find this review of a recent book …

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Designing and Manufacturing an Alloy Frame – The Production Process from CAD, to Jig, Decals and Beyond

My company, Primavera Cycles,  is in the very early stages of designing a new butted-alloy frame bike. The frame will be the first and primary part of the process, to be closely followed by the selection of appropriate base colors, appropriate graphics, and decals. It will be a warts and all exposé of proceedings. You will …

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Wheel Hub Manufacturing Workshop – Cold Forge, CNC and Bicycle Components Factory Culture

Bicycle component manufacturing is where the journey to the creation of a complete bicycle begins. A brand may assemble the units that end up rolling down the highways and byways. But the heart and soul of a bicycle is forged in workshops dotted over the landscape, from Tainan in the south to Taipei in the …

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