We’re added some bicycle tire sizes (mostly, rare Dutch sizes) to the ISO cross-reference list in our tire-sizing article. We think we have all currently available sizes covered, but if you know of others, please let us know.
Our article about cassettes has been updated to include information on 11-speed systems. Interesting — all major brands of 11-speed casettes now have the same sprocket spacing. Most rear derailers and shifters are not compatible, though. We can tell you which ones are.
Sheldon Brown kept an online journal for several years. He coded it himself in html rather than using blog software. Sheldon reviewed books, movies, concerts and TV programs, as well as describing his travels and other interests including, of course, bicycles and bicycling. Harriet is in the process of dusting off the journal, reformatting it for easier reading, repairing broken links, etc.
We tested three cyclecomputers against one another. Our experiment reveals a lot about their inner workings. Differences in some of their readings were large enough to matter. Read about this in our new article.
We have a new article which describes how the spokes transmit pedaling and braking torque between the hub and rim. The spokes do it by changes in tension — but how much does the tension change? The article explains the drawing below.
Diagram showing how a tension-spoked wheel transmits torque
A brake quick release lets you remove and replace a wheel without deflating the tire. Our new video shows how a brake quick release works. The video appears in our article about flat tires, and the glossary.