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  • All
  • Bike Bearings
  • Bike Handlebars
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Building a Bike
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Chainring
  • CNC Milling
  • Crankset
  • E-bike
  • Headsets
  • Taichung Bike Week
  • Taipei Cycle
press fit tool removal shaft and bit
Bottom Bracket

A Press Fit Tool for Every Situation (100% Unique)

The shift from threaded BBs to press fit made the …

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co2 emissions
Carbon Emissions

What is the Bike Industry Doing About Its Carbon Emissions?

Some industry sectors—such as the bicycle industry—have been slow to …

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bike spindle machining for a mountain bike
Crankset

Bike Spindle Design and Manufacturing (Past to Present)

A bike spindle refers to one of three things: a …

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e-bike bottom bracket shell
Bottom Bracket

The Bottom Bracket Shell: Old Designs…and New

The bottom bracket shell on a modern bike is the …

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table of values for torque wrench bike settings
Building a Bike

16+ Excellent Torque Wrenches For Bikes (And How to Use Them)

There’s a dizzying amount of advice on torque wrenches for …

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alloy steering tube connection to forks
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 E-bikes)

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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