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Manufacturing Industry Review

Taipei Cycle d&i awards 2022

I attended the Taipei Cycle d&i Awards held yesterday (24.02.2022) at Taipei’s World Trade Center. Here are some impressions, plus the gist of an interesting set of comments from a long-time d&i judge, Gideon Loewy, especially his pointed comment about Taiwan’s strength in manufacturing vs what he sees as the “future of cycling” (hint: they are not the same).

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How do you avoid a 57% drop in revenue in one hit?

To kick off 2022, here’s a story about a business dilemma. Picture a growing, youngish bike component manufacturing company a bit to the north of Taichung. On one hand they offer flexible MOQs in order to service smaller, boutique bike brands. On the other, they’re dead set on snagging the business of the mega players,

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Square Taper & Octalink Crank Removal

You need special tools and the right technique to remove the crank from a square taper or ISIS/Octalink bottom bracket. This video shows the whole procedure in quite a lot of detail. The specialist tools you require are the ISIS/Octalink driver that fits into a half-inch square drive wrench. The best wrench to use is

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