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All
  • All
  • Bike Bearings
  • Bike Handlebars
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Building a Bike
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Chainring
  • CNC Milling
  • Crankset
  • E-bike
  • Headsets
  • Taichung Bike Week
  • Taipei Cycle
Headset Press Rod or Shaft
Headsets

What is a Headset Press? (and How to Use It)

A headset press is used to press bearing cups—that take ...
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Crankset

Chain Line Customization: 4 Chain Lines, 4 Different Cranks

A bike’s chain line is a simple yet misunderstood but ...
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external bottom bracket
Bottom Bracket

Guide to External Bottom Brackets (incl. Install & Removal)

External bottom brackets are practical, require little maintenance, and are ...
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Mtb Bottom Bracket
Bottom Bracket

MTB Bottom Bracket Types, Tools and Other Essential Information

Keep reading for a detailed coverage of the main types ...
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Direct Mount Chainring
Chainring

Direct Mount Chainring and Crank

A direct mount chainring is installed directly onto an integrated crank which ...
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Taipei Cycle
Taipei Cycle

Taipei Cycle’s Tortured History and Other Stories

Since the pandemic shut down the show in 2020 and ...
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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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