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

The Threaded Bottom Bracket Ultimate User’s Guide

A (non-ebike) modern road or mountain bike has either a …

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mtb headset parts laid out ready to assemble
Headsets

MTB Headset: Install, Remove, Replace (2021 Edition)

Welcome to the most detailed guide to the modern mtb …

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Taichung Bike Week

Taichung Bike Week – Cool Products & Essential Knowledge (2021/22 Update)

Updated April 26, 2021 “Taichung Bike Week . . . …

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sealed bearings with seals removed
Bottom Bracket

Bottom Bracket Standards from Threaded to Press Fit (& more)

“Why are there so many bottom bracket standards?” is the …

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