Set to participate at the MBT van Vlaanderen Ekopak Business Trophy, I need an MTB. Gravel and cyclocross bikes are not allowed.Continue reading “The KTM is Back”
I’ll start by saying Tubulars Work! So this is my second consecutive puncture in the same cold, dark, wet, tired and dirty conditions. This time, it wasn’t a tubular but the WTB ByWay on Spank Oozy rims (they have that weird rim design).Continue reading “WTB Away”
The last 1000km I’ve been commuting on Veloflex tubular tyres. My typical commute is between 25 and 50 kilometers long, with a bit of everything, and for this test I even exaggerated that a little.
So I had preloaded my Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars with the new Stan’s Race Sealant. This wasn’t as easy as it sounds, since the sealant will clog up the valve stem when using the slightest bit of pressure, it is that good.Continue reading “Stan’s Race Sealant Works!”
It’s small, light, has long battery life, buttons work in the rain, very clear display and the list goes on and on. Now it seems Wahoo also supports Linux and I don’t mean by the open source community, but they have clear instructions on their site. I had a garmin 1000 edge before. I know, right…
After 6 years of commuting, on and off-road, I think I have spent more money on lights than on cycling clothes and shoes. From cheap Chinese light-in-a-box helmet mounted ones that work very well to über-expensive CatEye external battery crap lights. The best compromise I found is an 80 euro USB rechargable, easy-detachable Trelock LS-950 with 6 levels of brightness and an lcd display to display its battery life.
This light comes with a fabric strap and a clip mechanism that pulls it to tension around the handlebars. Works great on round bars but not so well on my new monocoque aero bars on the Chiner.Continue reading “Lights Please”
I’m a huge fan of threaded BSA bottom brackets. They’re cheap, easy to install, kind of a standard so available anywhere and everybody can install them. I have converted my Cannondale Supersix to BSA, as well as the Niner RLT9 steel.Continue reading “Press-Fit Bottom Brackets, the Hambini way”
Some boring pictures of a scale below. I got it down to total weight of 7.5kg.Continue reading “Chiner: the Core Weight”