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How bicycle spokes transmit torque between hub and rim

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 … Continue reading

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Leather saddle repair

A rail on your Brooks leather saddle broke? Our new page lists repair sites around the world. Your repaired saddle will be better than new, because it is broken in. Photo: Simon Firth, of Transport cycles, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, authorized … Continue reading

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Check spoke tension by ear when building a wheel

Check the level of spoke tension by ear — unless you are tone deaf, a musical pitch reference (pitch pipe, tuning fork, smartphone app etc.) is all you need to tell whether you have brought spokes up to the appropriate … Continue reading

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Leather saddle update

Major additions to our page on leather saddles — descriptions and photos of different Brooks saddle models, comments on other brands, lots more advice on adjustments and leather care.

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Addition to wheelbuilding page

New information in the wheelbuilding page about removing the bend from spokes where they exit the hub flange…

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