cyclingweekly.co Frame builder, mountain bike pioneer, component, wheel and tyre designer, consultant with Trek Bicycle and a hell of a cook, Keith Bontrager has been at the pointy end of the bike industry for over 30 years. A former motocross racer who also tuned engines, Bontrager started building road frames in the late 1970s. He then made some of the earliest mountain bike frames before he sold his company to Trek in 1995, who also hired him as a parts designer and consultant. But Bontrager, now an absurdly youthful looking 59-year-old with a range of experience that is unique in the bike industry, actually started out as a physicist, gaining a degree in the subject from the University of Santa Cruz. “You can look at things, at explanations and say, ‘No, that’s not right.’ You can’t always explain precisely what’s happening but it gives you a solid start point and you can refine it from there.
Merckx’s Musings: Track Racing Is The Ideal Training The winter is coming, and that’s a time for all cyclists to switch gears. Some take a few months off, others switch to different sports. But, what would Eddy do? We* took some time to talk to the greatest cyclist of all times, and founder of Eddy Merckx Cycles, and asked him how he spent his winters. Eddy, the winter is here. Future - Can you really get fit in 60 seconds? It’s called 'High Intensity Interval Training', and it can supposedly do wonders for your health – all with just a few minutes per week. BBC presenter and doctor Michael Mosley was sceptical, but as he discovered when he tried the exercise for himself, there’s scientific evidence that supports it – so long as you do it right. Watch the technique in the video above. (Needless to say, you should always consult your doctor before making any radical changes to your lifestyle.)
Hydraulic brake device - Ashima Ltd. 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a hydraulic brake, and more particularly to a hydraulic brake assembly used to apply opposing brake loads on the wheel rim of a vehicle such as a bicycle, a motorcycle, and the like. All about Scottish Cycling The Dig In At The Dock cyclocross event has an impressive profile – it’s great what a few enthusiastic individuals, social media promotion and elbow grease can do. I maybe do a disservice to all the hard work put in behind the scenes, but the point is, willing volunteers, fostering a rabidly enthusiastic community and fuelling the banter on facebook and twitter can go a hell of a long way for local events. I have been helping out with the race programme, co-ordinating the articles, chasing up text, sourcing images and performing a general ‘overseer’ role.
Tektro Lyra Mech Disc Brake Stock Levels & Dispatch Dates All products on our website show an estimated dispatch day – Please note that this is an estimate only. The estimated dispatch day depends on whether the item is in stock in our warehouse or if it has to be ordered from our suppliers. Before 3.30pm, a dispatch day of “Today” means that the item is in stock here and it will normally be dispatched that same (working) day. After 3.30pm, the estimated dispatch day will automatically change to the following working day. We place daily orders with most suppliers and normally receive shipments the following working day (possibly a day later in busy periods). Our website calculates the rolling delivery time to us for each product and the estimated dispatch day is calculated on this basis.
BikeHacks Reader Matteo recently contacted us and noted that he had turned an old wheel into a ceiling light. His bike deco hack kicked my brain into search mode for another post along the same lines, and before I knew it was in full search mode for hacks we have posted related to decorations made from bike parts. A bunch of time typing and mousing through memory lane resulted in this cumulative post. If you have a bike deco hack you would like to have featured on bikehacks.com let us know. 1. Santini 'Retro' Wool Jersey - Short Sleeve by Santini - Prendas Ciclismo why prendas? We consider ourselves to be clothing specialists focusing on the unique, the stylish and the most practical items which will work for you, the rider, whether leisure, weekend warrior, commuter, clubman or racer. We only sell items that we would be happy to use ourselves and consider to be good value for money. Direct links with some of Europe's finest manufacturers and factories allow us to keep prices pegged due to a lean supply chain, therefore a cheaper price does not indicate poor quality! Honest, Reliable, Old fashioned Service: Now in our 17th year of trading, cycling to work everyday whatever the weather! Safe and Secure Shopping: Continuously monitored by a leading international security specialist.
Unsupported Handlebar-Mounted Bags I get a lot of reader questions about front bags, and particularly about whether I've found a good way to carry a bag on the handlebars without using additional support. Short answer: In my experience, it depends on the bike, on how much weight is being carried, and on how the bag is attached to the bars. These factors interact with varied results. On roadbikes, I have tried carrying unsupported loads on the handlebars using several methods. Improving Chain Lubrication The majority of chains used in industry suffer unnecessarily short lives. This leads many companies to forego chains all together and replace them with belts. In most cases, however, the problem is not the fault of the chains but rather the method in which they are lubricated.
Bianchi/Campagnolo Retro Wool Jersey - Short Sleeve by Santini - Prendas Ciclismo why prendas? We consider ourselves to be clothing specialists focusing on the unique, the stylish and the most practical items which will work for you, the rider, whether leisure, weekend warrior, commuter, clubman or racer. We only sell items that we would be happy to use ourselves and consider to be good value for money.