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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

Wheelbuilding:
John Neugent of Neugent Cycling sends occasional installments on how to build wheels.

Materials: Spokes explained
How to lace up a hub with spokes.
The first step in making wheels
How to tension spokes. The second step in building wheels

How To:

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.

Wheelgoods:

Hub bearings explained

Hub design: Thru Axle hubs explained

Modern Alloy Wheel Durability: Modern alloy wheels and what pair is best for you

Mounting tires: Wheel God John Neugent tells how to mount that tire that won't quite go over the rim. He has two methods.
Mounting tough tires
A new technique for mounting tough tires

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.

Wider Road Rims and their Benefits Explained

Tires, the different kinds, how they are made and how to choose the best one for your bike.

Drivetrain:

Derailleur systems, photos and history: 1930's and '40s | 1950's

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:

Indoor bike trainer use requires different bike maintenance schedule

Saddle choice affects comfort, power and control

Rock Music and Cycle Clothing, a Technical Meditation

Bike Racing's increasing speeds

Patents and Bikes

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.