Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Last weekend, March 15, 16 and 17, the 15th edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) took place in the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. As the name suggests, this is the show for small bicycle makers doing things mostly by hand, along with companies that support the handmade scene. So, you won’t … [Read more...] about Wheel Building with Jet Bicycle Wheels at NAHBS
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Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Elite Jet Water Bottle RATING: Hot: 100% biodegradable (3 months - 5 years) Safety “blow-off” cap to prevent dropped bottle causing a crash Odorless & tasteless BPA-free Certified food-safe Max-flow and easy to open/close nozzle Ridiculously affordable … [Read more...] about Elite Jet Water Bottle and Vico Carbon Cage Review
Jim’s Tech Talk by Jim Langley Some of the feedback on last week’s look at a budget, super light carbon clincher wheelset from the new Chinese company, ICAN Cycling surprised me. So, this week I’m sharing the unexpected comments and responding to provide some thoughts. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Wheels for Bigger Roadies
By Mike Tierney Why should we even bother with wheel tinkering at all? Why not just take them to the local shop for a fix when needed? And with so many factory pre-built wheelsets on the market, why would we go to the trouble of building wheels ourselves? After all, isn't wheel building the most difficult and complicated thing a bike owner can do, next to building their own … [Read more...] about Why Bother Building and Maintaining Our Own Wheels?
Jim's Tech Talk By Jim Langley This is the third and final installment of our coverage of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, that took place March 15, 16 and 17 in California's capital city, Sacramento. We're wrapping up with a selection of the beautiful and innovative creations that make this show so unique and wonderful (everyone is welcome to attend). … [Read more...] about NAHBS Virtual Show Part 3