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”

Whisky No.7 12F Drop Bar Silver Road Bike Review

Take a look at these beautiful bars: I’m going for a vintage look with my Surly Cross Check build so decided I should go with silver handlebars.  After shopping around at what’s out there I decided the Whisky bars looked best, and they have not disappointed.  The high polished silver has a really good lookContinue reading “Whisky No.7 12F Drop Bar Silver Road Bike Review”

Alritz V-brake Pads Mountain bike review

Looking for nice, cheap brake pads?  I have used a few different cheap pads with varied success, but I have no complaints about these.  They installed easy and have nice braking power.  Got rid of the annoying screeching my bike was doing when braking.  They are sold by Alritz on Amazon but come in veryContinue reading “Alritz V-brake Pads Mountain bike review”

Wahoo Kickr Snap Smart Bicycle Trainer Review

I’ve been using my Kickr Snap for almost 3 years now and I like it a lot!  Previously I had purchased the cheapest smart trainer I could find which was an Elite.  After about a year it broke and though they sent me a part, I couldn’t fix it.  So, I did lots of researchContinue reading “Wahoo Kickr Snap Smart Bicycle Trainer Review”

ZTTO Road Bike Caliper Brakes Review

When I built my indoor trainer bike it was my first build so even though it didn’t need brakes, I put them on anyhow.  I wanted to test the bike out a little outdoors to make sure I did everything fine with the build.  Searching for some cheap brakes I landed on these ZTTO caliperContinue reading “ZTTO Road Bike Caliper Brakes Review”

Delta Bike Hook Review – vertical wall storage

As winter approaches you might be looking for a good way to store you bikes.  The Delta bicycle hook is a great option for vertical wall storage.  This is one of the first options I bought, and they work well.  They are thick and strong with a rubberized hook to protect your rim.  Have aContinue reading “Delta Bike Hook Review – vertical wall storage”

Microshift Advent 9 Speed Groupset Review

The Microshift Advent 1×9 groupset is a really nice and affordable 1X option.  I just purchased a Giant Talon 2 mountain bike that came with this group.  I wanted to try out a 1X since it’s one of the things all the modern mountain bikes have.  So far, I’m really happy with it.  I useContinue reading “Microshift Advent 9 Speed Groupset Review”

Topeak Aero Wedge Pack Medium Review

Topeak makes some really nice quality items, and this bag is no different.  It’s a nice size for all your essentials like wallet, phone, keys…  Plus, it’s well made with a place to clip on your light.  Have a look at it: You could find a cheaper bag, but probably not of the same quality. Continue reading “Topeak Aero Wedge Pack Medium Review”