Posts by Category: Machine

Volagi Liscio, Part I

Volagi Liscio, Part I

One of my favorite features of the bike industry is its low threshold to entry. If you want to manufacture something in the bike industry, depending on just what you want produce, the fixed costs ...

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Assos Équipe Bibs

Assos Équipe Bibs

The inexorable march of technology can be as infuriating as it is fun. I didn’t buy the first iPhone. I swore I didn’t need to be able to send email with my phone or surf the ...

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The Big Pour

The Big Pour

Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? The large self-propelled device in the image above these words isn’t a bicycle, is it? And yet this is a site that is allegedly devoted to ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part IV

Winter PressCamp, Part IV

If you go to Europe and spend enough time kicking around bike shops and talking to distributors you’ll find that seemingly every pro who ever won Paris-Roubaix more than once or stood on ...

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Upgrade and Afterlife

Upgrade and Afterlife

I have three friends who have complete Mavic gruppos from yesteryear, who are actively looking for just the right bike to put them on. Each of them has been holding the prized parts for longer ...

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Winter PressCamp Part III

Winter PressCamp Part III

Campagnolo came to show their new internal battery system for the EPS group. Those two nuts you see in the battery above allow small screws to go in through a frame’s water bottle bosses ...

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Winter PressCamp Part II

Winter PressCamp Part II

Every now and then I encounter a product that defies expectations. It can be a bike from a storied brand that rides like a Huffy, or it can be something I suspect will be absolute junk that turns ...

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