Wellgo W-01 SPD Clipless Bicycle Pedals Review Light MTB Road

I needed some new clipless pedals for my Surly Crosscheck build and because Shimano pedals have rocketed up in price I decided to shop around.  For $45 I found these very nice-looking W-01 pedals by Wellgo.  They look good, I like the specs and I’m familiar with the brand.  Have a look: Specs Weight: 300Continue reading “Wellgo W-01 SPD Clipless Bicycle Pedals Review Light MTB Road”

Microshift Centos 10 Speed Front Derailleur Review and Installation

I was looking for a nice old school looking derailleur that I could get new for my Surly Cross Check build and landed on the Microshift Centos groupset.  The group I have is new, but a slightly older version and very silver.  It is a 2×10 groupset so the front derailleur is a 2X.  TheContinue reading “Microshift Centos 10 Speed Front Derailleur Review and Installation”

Have a braze-on front derailleur and no braze-on?  You need an adapter clamp

So front derailleurs are either clamped on or they attach to a braze-on.  I’ve never owned a bike with a braze-on, so mine are all clamped on.  What type of front derailleur do you need? If you have a braze-on frame you need a braze-on derailleur.  If you don’t have a braze-on, you can eitherContinue reading “Have a braze-on front derailleur and no braze-on?  You need an adapter clamp”

Continental Rim Tape Easy Tape 18mm Review

I decided to try something different for rim tape with my new Wheel Master Zac 19 wheels and went with Continental Easy Tape.  It’s a neat product, made from a slightly rubbery plastic material.  It is high pressure tape for up to 220psi.  The size I went with is 18mm, and I think it’s aContinue reading “Continental Rim Tape Easy Tape 18mm Review”

Microshift CS-G100 10 SPEED CASSETTE 11-28 Review

My Surly Cross Check is going to have Microshift Centos derailleurs and shifters, so I went with a Microshift cassette.  I picked up the CS-G100 11-28 which is considered their Centos level cassette.  It has chrome plated steel cogs with an aluminum spider.  The spider is supposed to reduce wear on the cassette body.  ItContinue reading “Microshift CS-G100 10 SPEED CASSETTE 11-28 Review”

Wheel Master Weinmann Zac 19 Wheels 700c

I needed some 700c wheels that have a vintage look and can take some wider tires and landed on these.  They are silver and not too deep which I think delivers an old school look.  They also have 36 spokes which is more vintage and hopefully leads to no broken spokes.  I had to buyContinue reading “Wheel Master Weinmann Zac 19 Wheels 700c”

ATOZI Alloy Headset Spacer Kit Silver 28.6 Review

For my new build I decided some silver spacers would look good, but they were a little challenging to find.  Seems like most of the kits I found were just 4 spacers which I thought might not be enough.  This kit includes 6: 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, and 30mm.  They are a nice silverContinue reading “ATOZI Alloy Headset Spacer Kit Silver 28.6 Review”

Stronglight Impact Double Compact Crankset Review

I was looking for a nice, old school looking crankset that would work with a modern 2×10 drivetrain and found the Stronglight Impact double crankset.  It fits my vision perfectly, have a look: I really think this crank has the vintage look but is made for modern 9/10 speed chains.  Forged alloy crankarms are madeContinue reading “Stronglight Impact Double Compact Crankset Review”

Marque Adjustable Bike Torque Wrench Review

Now this is one of my favorite tools that I wish I had bought earlier.  There are obviously lots of fasteners with a torque spec for bikes, so it gets a lot of use.  Previously I had used a small torque wrench with a needle and a ruler you would watch to achieve the rightContinue reading “Marque Adjustable Bike Torque Wrench Review”

Tange Seiki LN 3922 Bottom bracket square taper Review

Here is a rather nicely machined bicycle part.  A square taper bottom bracket by Tange Seiki, the LN 3922.  A surprisingly beautiful part given that it’s not hardly visible when installed.  Made in Japan says quality.  Just look at all the shine and precise looking machining: Specs Weight: 295 grams Sealed Cartridge bearings Solid boronContinue reading “Tange Seiki LN 3922 Bottom bracket square taper Review”