In this article I’m answering the frequently asked question: “which trekking bicycle should I buy?” I’ll also explain the differences between trekking, and hybrid bicycles, and explain what to look (out) for when shopping.This is not a “10 best trekking bikes to buy in year 20xx” article. This is what I answer when friends and … Read more
Updated: 07/05/2021. Which mountain bicycle (MTB from now) to buy if you only have $ 400? Based on today’s prices, that’s considered rather cheap, so in this article I’ll recommend “the least bad” models in this price range. Contents: Introduction What kind of MTB to seek for under $ 400? 29-inch wheels MTB for under … Read more
Which mountain bicycle (MTB) should I buy? Should I go with Shimano Deore or SRAM? What kind of suspension to look (out) for?
Which road bicycle should I buy? Which road bicycle is the best? What should I pay attention to when buying a road bike?
Mounting more modern wheels, derailleurs and forks on an old, or vintage frame, in order to make a cheap, and durable bicycle that’s easy to maintain.
Is buying a bicycle on Amazon a good idea? What are the pros and cons? Do they offer a wide range of good choices?
A list of all the tools needed for building bicycle wheels. Pros and cons of various wheel-building tool models.
Which bicycle frame material is the best? Carbon, steel, titanium, aluminium? Basics, differences, and pros & cons of each – explained.
Why are most bicycle frames built with the high horizontal top tube, rather tricky to step over? How to make a frame that is light and strong?
A homage to the late legend – Sheldon Brown. A great cycling and bicycle mechanics enthusiast, who was happy to share his vast knowledge.
There are screwdrivers that don’t slip (come out, “cam-out”) when unscrewing a tight screw. How to tell those, what are the differences?
My thoughts on the prices of bicycle service – are they too high, or too low, how much should that cost?
Display of malfunctioning, damaged, or broken bicycle parts, with brief explanations
Explanation of some widely used cycling industry patents that I consider bad, and/or unsafe
Cycling related legal provisions of Serbian traffic law. Is helmet obligatory? How to ride in traffic, etc.
How to use a bicycle for commuting to work, or to school? What kind of bicycle? How to dress? What to look (out) for?
Bicycle repair stand that I use – DIY made. Showing functions, dimensions and some details of how it was made.
Page dedicated to posting questions and giving answers to those questions – sort of an online consulting page if you like.
What to know, what to look (out) for when dealing with bicycle services and shops during peak season rush (Spring/early Summer).
Table with measured hub dimensions that are important for calculating optimal spoke length when building bicycle wheels
Table with a list of effective rim diameter (ERD) data that I have measured. Along with some other rim related data for bicycle wheel building.
Important hub dimensions that need to be taken in order to calculate the optimal spoke length for bicycle wheelbuilding. What to measure and how to do it.
How to measure effective rim diameter (ERD) and a datasheet with effective rim diameter of various rims. Knowing ERD matters for bicycle wheelbuilding.
How to true a bicycle wheel? How to build strong wheels? Which spokes and rims are the best? I give all these answers (and a bit more) here.
What I consider good cyclig goggles (glasses). With a review of a concrete model: Uvex 802 Variomatic.