A Note about Stuck Seatposts

A Note about Stuck Seatposts

  Buyer Beware   I imagine it’s fairly uncommon, but it’s actually really important; when you are about to buy a bike, you really should check if the seatpost moves in the seat tube. I mean, why not? Ok, I suppose it could be construed as being a bit pushy...
How Many Ball Bearings..?

How Many Ball Bearings..?

  Ball Bearings are Confusing   Note to self: don’t write a blog about ball bearings in bike parts, it’s a bloody nightmare. In fact it would be a mammoth task for anyone to precisely evaluate the amount and size of ball bearings for each component over...
Tubular Tyre Repair: Gluing the Side Trim

Tubular Tyre Repair: Gluing the Side Trim

  Saving that Old Tubular!   Sometimes old tubulars look beaten and worn out, ready for the bin. Yet, often they are in better condition than they look, as good quality vintage tubulars were well made tyres. Old tubulars can look scruffy, often they can have...
Creaking Noise When Pedalling – Fix

Creaking Noise When Pedalling – Fix

    The Deceptive Problem   When your car starts making a weird noise, you know immediately what you’re in for. Unless you’re already in suspicion, or have been expecting a particular problem, finding the source of a bump or squeak can be a real challenge....
Restoring a 1981 Eddie Koepler Bike

Restoring a 1981 Eddie Koepler Bike

    Mystery Man   There’s very little information out there on the mysterious Eddie Koepler. From what I can gather, he was a professional cyclist, perhaps a domestique, who quite possibly rode in the Molteni team with another Eddy, the iconic Merckx. Unlike the...

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