Flat pedals, round 4?

Sunday is a planned trip to Thredbo.

Can I get away with flat pedals there? Read More...

Flat pedals, round 3

Today I took the flat pedals for a first ride off road at Stromlo. I wore the leg armour but didn’t need it. Read More...

Flat pedals, round 2

Time to take the flat pedals to the street. Onto the commuting bike for the trip to work and back. Read More...

Cool Kiwi bike

Trolling around the internet the other day and I came across an awesome looking new Kiwi designed (American built) DH bike.

Check it out! Read More...

Flat pedals, round 1

If you’ve been reading the blog you know I have been wanting to give proper flat pedals a good try. Monday I got my pedals and shoes sorted. Read More...

A Canadian itinerary

Dates are set, flights are booked, accommodation selected.
Everything is in place except I still have room for one more rider - interested? Read More...

Headset wear

While I am discussing bearings I have to include the unique nature of wear in headsets. Read More...

n-1

It is a sad occasion, but I have realised I am not using my Felt DA much at all. So it is time for it to go find a new home. Read More...

Headsets

There are bearings in headsets so a brief visit to the front end of the bike is necessary. Read More...

Bottom bracket evolution

There have been more “standards” amongst bottom brackets in the past decade than in the previous century… Read More...

What about bottom brackets?

Having written about hubs, it is time to look at other places with bearings. Read More...

Bearing wear

What about wear in a hub? Read More...

Bearing play

Every well designed system that uses bearings has some method of adjusting the free play in those bearings. In here I look at loose ball and cartridge style bearings. Read More...

An epiphany

Today I had one of those moments of insight that happen all too seldom. This one was about downhill bike geometry and it answered the big question that has been bugging me all week. Read More...

Wheel bearings

This series of blog entries came out of a conversation I had recently with someone about bike hubs. I hope you enjoy the occasional technical blurb here. Read More...