Category Archives: Equipment

THE BEST WIDER ROAD BIKE TIRE AND WHEEL SIZES | In The Know Cycling

Here’s a really good article that explains the trend towards wider rims and lower pressure.

“One of the biggest shifts in road cycling in recent years has been the move to wider tires.  By spending less than $100/£70/€90 on a pair of 25mm wide or wider tires, many cyclists have been led to believe their comfort, speed and handling will immediately improve over what they experience on the 23mm wide tires that most of us have used for years.”

And later on in the article…

“No matter what width tire you are running, the key here is to find the right pressure to inflate your tire.  For that I suggest you start with a table provided by your tire company and a little trial and error of your own.  Tire companies vary quite a bit in what they recommend or even how specific they are willing to get…” Read more

Source: THE BEST WIDER ROAD BIKE TIRE AND WHEEL SIZES | In The Know Cycling

Tire Pressure Take-Home | Off The Beaten Path

What is the “correct” tire pressure for your bike? The simple answer is: Whatever feels right to you. Confused? Here is how it works:

In the past, many riders inflated their tires to the maximum pressure rating. Now most cyclists now recognize that the optimum pressure often is much lower.  Read more…

Source: Tire Pressure Take-Home | Off The Beaten Path

Wooden Bicycle: From Design to Ride – YouTube

https://youtu.be/YnblKbXwnbM

First Ride: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Hydro | VeloNews.com

Here’s an exposè and first ride on the all new Dura-Ace Di2 Disk Brake setup. Pretty impressive with “intelligent” shifting and integrated power meter. Feast your eyes and dream on. At around $3,000, you better have a pretty good engine to justify the price.

Source: First Ride: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Hydro | VeloNews.com

The Revolutionaries by bud_hammerton – Shapeways Shops

Specializing in unique bicycle related device mounting options.

Source: The Revolutionaries by bud_hammerton – Shapeways Shops

I was looking for a clean way to mount an item on my bike and found this guy. He offers a pretty comprehensive variety of different types of mounts for action cams, computers, lights and other junk we need to mount. Everything is offered in a various colors, materials and finishes. They are a bit pricey and you can’t be in a hurry because they’re made on demand using 3d printers. Turnaround time is about 2 weeks.

From Concept to Ride

Aaron Holmes did a really interesting presentation on his Black Walnet bike last Tuesday, January 10th at the Wooster Library. He started with the concept, research and design process. Then he showed photos of the step-by-step evolution of turning 4/4 boards into a built up, laminated wook frame. He brought along the templates he used to hollow out the insides and someo of the scrap pieces showing the laminations and rough look of the frame before sculpting, sanding and finishing. This was probably the best two hours of the entire winter so far (outside of the holidays). Thanks Aaron for a great evening.