Website security upgrade and maintenance

BikeGremlin website security upgrade

Updated: 21/02/2019. The cause of “hickups” With the nice spring and summer weather, cycling season is still at it’s peak – lots of work at the bike shop. In those terms, the worst possible moment was chosen for the bikegremlin.com site redesign. However, since the website is meant as a source of good and reliable … Read moreWebsite security upgrade and maintenance

Posting questions, or comments

Questions and comments for bikegremlin.com website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ profiles

Updated: 09/12/2018. This post explains some basic “rules” for posting questions and/or comments on the website (same goes for the BikeGremlin Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels).   1. How to post a question? To post a question/comment, it is first necessary to register, or log in if an account has already been registered. Also, … Read morePosting questions, or comments

A thank you note for donations and help

1$ Pay Pal donation

Updated: 08/11/2018. This fortnightly post will not deal with cycling riding technique or mechanics. It is time to say thanks to all the people that have, and still are helping to make and keep this site, as well as the whole Bike Gremlin “story” become and remain what it is – a place with good … Read moreA thank you note for donations and help

Theory vs practice

Theory, or practise - what is more important?

Updated: 08/11/2018. Theory is when everything is known, but nothing works. Practice is when everything works, but no one knows why. In Bike Gremlin garage, we combine theory and practice: nothing works and no one knows why!  🙂 This post gives my personal opinion on theory and practice in terms of (bicycle) mechanics and engineering. … Read moreTheory vs practice

White arrow – vintage road bike project

Restauration and assembly of a retro (vintage) road bicycle

Updated: 08/11/2018. A colleague asked me to find her a road bicycle for up to around 200 euros. Since small sized frame 2nd hand bikes offer was very poor, it was decided to find a frame and components and assemble a nice fast bike. 🙂   1. Sourcing parts and preparations Suitable frame was found. … Read moreWhite arrow – vintage road bike project

Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 03 – 300 km – painting the bicycle

Painting a bicycle

Updated: 24/02/2019. Previous posts from this test: Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01 Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 02 After the first 300 kilometres there were no more problems – all was working perfectly. It was the time for the first chain lubing – since the factory grease was done after 300 km. … Read moreCapriolo Sunrise – long term test 03 – 300 km – painting the bicycle

Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 02

New cheap BSO-bicycle long term test

Updated: 08/11/2018. Previous part: Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01 First 100 km and first problems.   1st problem – all the left original bolts started loosening All the bolts that weren’t replaced, or “reinforced” with nylon locking nuts, during the first service, got loose and it all started rattling. During the first service, … Read moreCapriolo Sunrise – long term test 02

Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01

Long term test of a cheap new bicycle (BSO)

Updated: 24/02/2019. 1. How it all began A friend decided to buy a bicycle to go to work and back. It’s about 15 km one way. With a 500 meter steep and about 500 meter gradual climb. He opted for a rather cheap, new bicycle – Capriolo Sunrise – costing about 160 euros. He consulted … Read moreCapriolo Sunrise – long term test 01