Tag Archives: Shimano

Cutting through Shimano-SRAM compatibility nonsense

I’d say don’t try this at home, but home is the only place this sort of thing is done. Continue reading

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What can you learn from Shimano? Ask Bushwhacker’s Robert Woo

When you deal with Shimano technicians face to face, there’s a lot you can learn about the Di2 drivetrain. And screwdrivers. And bicycle chain. Continue reading

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Loose Screws Bicycle Parts. The past has a future again

“Loose Screws is bucking the general direction for bicycles. But we won’t compromise what we do.” Continue reading

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Giving Shimano SPD pedals the boot, or half of one

Maybe I’ve been reading too much Grant Peterson, but there’s something to be said for pedals without toe clips or clipless mechanisms. Continue reading

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The folding bicycle: packing it in for more than a century

Folding bicycles have been around since the 19th century, but it’s only been in the last 20 to 30 years that basic folding strategies met with computer-aided design and improvements in material science, manufacturing processes and parts, all of which … Continue reading

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Shimano: Sales up, income down. Missouri Safe Routes update

First-half 2011 Shimano sales up 3.3%, but income down. Here’s the distilled report. (Bike Europe) Speculation that a bicycle boom might follow a baby boom in the U.K. (Bike Biz) Missouri’s Safe Routes to School program emphasizes rural improvements. (Missouri … Continue reading

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