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  • All
  • Bike Bearings
  • Bike Handlebars
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Building a Bike
  • Chainring
  • CNC Milling
  • Crankset
  • Headsets
  • Taichung Bike Week
Building a Bike

What is a Steering Tube (Steerer)? Alloy vs Carbon

The steering tube or steerer, connects the handlebars to the …

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road bike bottom bracket measurement
Bottom Bracket

Your Definitive Road Bike Bottom Bracket Guide (Incl Ebikes)

The last few decades has seen an enormous increase in …

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Bike Bearings

The Ultimate Guide to Bike Bearings (BB, Headsets, Forks, Hubs)

A bike’s bearings are its most important components — a …

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Bottom Bracket

Press Fit Bottom Bracket (Standards, Tools, Techniques & More)

Is the advent of the press fit bottom bracket the …

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Headsets

Tapered Head Tube Design, Manufacturing (and Headsets)

A bike frame is a complex of variously shaped tubes, …

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Headsets

Sealed Bearing Headset Maintenance, Installation, Removal

The sealed bearing headset is the most common type of …

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Building a Bike

The 10 Essential Steps in Building a Bike (Ultimate Guide)

I cover in detail key steps to take in building …

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Crankset

Crankset Bearings: From Low to High End (and in between)

If you’ve ever asked “What are crankset bearings‘? or ‘Are …

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Bottom Bracket

The Bike Bottom Bracket Ultimate Guide (Quick Reference)

A bike’s bottom bracket—or “BB”—together with the rear sprocket and …

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