Updated: 31/03/2019. Explanation of various hand positions and grips on the bars is in this post: Road bar hand positions In case no set up enables comfortable position, perhaps a bar with a different shape is needed. This post explains different road bar geometries: Road bar geometry This post addresses setting up drup bars (road … Read more Setting up drop bars
Updated: 25/04/2019. There are plenty of different bicycle types. Explanation of 10 basic types can be found in this article: Bicycle types. Which type suits one best, depends on intended use of the bicycle. Answer the query below and it will give you recommended bicycle type for the planned way of using it: Query for bicycle choice … Read more Which type of bicycle suits my needs?
Updated: 16/11/2018. Those into cycling must have heard, or read something like: “The bike comes with a full Ultegra groupset”. Or: “Fully Shimano Deore equipped bicycle”. This post will explain what a “bicycle groupset” is, what parts it consists of. Other, less common name for a bicycle groupset is “bicycle equipment”. 1. What is … Read more Bicycle groupset
Updated: 16/11/2018. This post explains what kinds (types) of bicycles exist and which is the best choice for which use. There are many “sub-types”, so this is just a short explanation of major distinctions and characteristics of each type. A query that can be answered in order to get a recommendation of bicycle type most suitable … Read more Bicycle types
Updated: 08/11/2018. Unless a bicycle frame is by “three sizes” too big/small, it can usually be set to better suit a rider’s comfort. This post gives instructions for setting up a comfortable riding position, i.e. bicycle fitting. For a shorter, simpler explanation, more suitable for beginners, read the post: Setting up comfortable riding position. Contents: … Read more Setting up riding position – bike fitting
Updated: 16/11/2018. There’s been a long trend of ever increasing number of speeds on bicycles. From single speeds, “tenspeeds”, over 18 speeds (bicycles with 3×6 chainring setups), to modern “1X” trends with only one front chainring and 10 to 12 rear chainrings (“sprockets”). This post will try to answer the question: how many speeds are … Read more Bicycle – how many speeds?
Updated: 16/11/2018. What is a correct, “real” (i.e. effective) bicycle frame size? How to measure it, tell which one will fit? While most other things can be “tweaked” to fit a rider, if a frame is too small, or too big (especially by more than “one size wrong”), it is very hard “fix” – since … Read more How to choose a correct bicycle frame size
Updated: 30/03/2020. Bicycle glossary of terms used on this website, as well as general cycling terms Bicycle illustration with basic parts noted can be found in this link: Names of bicycle parts. Clicking an image shows it enlarged. Back browser button to return. Index:A B C D E F G H I J K L … Read more Bicycle Glossary – illustrated
Updated: 16/12/2019. What is the best bicycle bearing grease? In this post, a recommendation for bicycle bearings grease will be given. For detailed explanation of various types of greases, as well as recommendation of grease for extreme riding conditions, look at this (long) post: Bicycle bearing greases – explained The mentioned (linked) post gives explanation … Read more The Best Bicycle Bearing Grease