Tag Archives: Carbon Fiber

Not-So Skilled Labor

Not-So Skilled Labor

In all the time I’ve been visiting bike companies, I’ve never once handled pre-pregnated (better known as pre-preg) carbon fiber while in its still-useful state. I’ve handled a ...

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When Same Isn’t Same

When Same Isn’t Same

When it comes to saddles, I have a bunch of go-tos. There are saddles I know will work, provided I set them up properly. The Fi’zi:k Aliante and Antares, and the Specialized Romin and Toupé ...

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Fresh Thoughts, Familiar Source

Fresh Thoughts, Familiar Source

Last night I went to an event at Sausalito’s Above Category in which Zipp Speed Weaponry presented a new wheel, called the 454. Well, not just a new wheel, but a new generation of wheel. It ...

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Carbon Calm

Carbon Calm

There can be too much of a good thing. As an American, I’m not supposed to believe that. I’m supposed to think that the answer to everything is more. The bigger house, the faster car, ...

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A Talk With Bill Holland, Part I

A Talk With Bill Holland, Part I

When you think about the veterans of frame building in the U.S., the names that turn up are mostly from the East Coast and the Midwest. The guys at ground zero on the East Coast were part of the ...

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Anachronistic

Anachronistic

I’ve got this hangup about accuracy. I hate seeing history rewritten, or the present adjusted to conform to the past. Case in point, most cycling fans claim they not only hate Lance ...

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State of the Art

State of the Art

When I think back on some of the products I used to use and just how colossally, phenomenally slow they were from an aero standpoint, I’m amazed that I was able to ride at the speeds I did. ...

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The Torelli Montefalco

Carbon fiber bikes have changed more in the last 10 years than steel bikes have in the last 50 years. I write that as a fan of steel and an owner of two steel bikes. While it’s hard to quantify ...

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