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Sturmey-Archer two-speed internal gear hub.

Understanding Bicycle Component Brands – A Primer

Bicycles are a popular mode of transportation for people all over the world. They are eco-friendly, affordable, and provide an excellent way to stay active. Moreover, with the increasing demand for better performing bicycles, components need to be of high quality and come from reputable companies. One of the essential components that make a bicycle…
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A Torque Wrench - c.c. 3.0 (

Torque in Bicycle Repair – A Primer

Torque is the amount of force that is applied to an object to make it rotate around an axis or pivot point. In the bicycle industry, torque is an essential factor when it comes to tightening nuts and bolts, as it can influence the safety and longevity of the bicycle components. Proper torque application can…
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Frame Geometry of a Road Bicycle

Bicycle Frame Geometry – A Primer

  The design and choice of a bicycle frame is a complex process that requires consideration of many factors, including the intended use of the bike, rider size and position, and materials, among others. The main factors considered when designing or choosing bicycle frame: Intended use of the bike: The intended use of the bike…
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Caliper Brakes of a Road Bicycle, with brake light

Bicycle Brake Systems – A Primer

Bicycle braking systems are essential components that enable riders to control their speed and come to a safe stop. There are two primary types of braking systems used on bicycles: rim brakes and disc brakes. Here’s how they work: Rim brakes: Rim brakes are the most common type of braking system used on bicycles. These…
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Shimano Deore Rear Bicycle Derailleur

The Bicycle Derailleurs – A Primer

The ability to change gear ratios while riding was a game changer. Brought about out of necessity at the desires of cyclists racing in the Tour de France, speed was only one of the motivators.  At a time when bicycle were all made of carbon steel, the ability to climb gruelling hills was of primary…
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