Bicycle Technology and
The Business of Bicycles
Bicycle Trade Show visits:
- Las Vegas Interbike 2013
Las Vegas Interbike 2012
Las Vegas Interbike 2011
Las Vegas Interbike 2010
Las Vegas Interbike 2009
- Milan 2004. This story includes side trips to Prague and Vienna
- Milan 1998
John Neugent of Neugent Cycling sends occasional installments on how to build wheels.
How to fit a quality bike. John Neugent of Neugent Cycling explains how to fit yourself to a modern frame
How to measure your bike. Larry Theobald of CycleItalia explains the three measurements every cyclist should know.
Care for that vintage bike. Larry Theobald of CycleItalia explains the simple steps to care for that wonderful, older bike.
How to Wash Your Bike. Pressure washers can damage bearings. Here's how to keep your bike clean and make sure it has a long life.
Wheel Building: A Little Washer Can Make a Big Difference. Build stronger low-spoke count wheels.
Hub bearings explained
Hub design: Thru Axle hubs explained
Modern Alloy Wheel Durability: Modern alloy wheels and what pair is best for you
Things You Never Knew About Bicycle Spokes: John Neugent explains the complex technology behind what looks like a simple bicycle spoke
Wheel Stiffness and rim design: John Neugent explains the changes over the years and how it affects your bike bike and its ride.
Tires, the different kinds, how they are made and how to choose the best one for your bike.
Bottom bracket threads and other specifications for bikes with traditional three-piece cranksets
Bicycle frames and forks:
Frame Preparation: What's Involved? Tapping, facing and aligning frames
Steel, Aluminum, Ti or Carbon? An opinionated discussion of frame materials.
Steel & Damping. My father gives a myth a merciful death
Other tech subjects:
Bicycle Trail (the combination of head tube angle and fork rake) determines how your bike will handle. The BikeRaceInfo simple Trail-o-Matic table will let you know how much your bike has.
Bicycle Weight, the perfomance benefits quantified.