Bicycle Blog

Folding Bikes for women

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 12th 2021

I have sold folding bikes for nearly two decades. I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable about folders. However, I am still learning about women's taste on folding bikes. Guys love the full suspensi … read more

Bottom Brackets Square taper vs Hollowtech

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 12th 2021

Square taper bottom brackets have been around forever...at least 40 years. A consortium of bicycle companies created the ISIS bottom bracket specifications to compete with Shimano's Octalink design. T … read more

Quality difference of Brake calipers

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 12th 2021

We will discuss rim brakes, since they are most prevalent on folding bicycles. Nowadays all brakes are V-brakes, which are easier to adjust & modulate. The best V brakes move perpendicular to the … read more

Bicycle chain quality & maintence

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 11th 2021

Chains narrow as we add more speeds. Therefore 1 sp chains are the strongest, while 7,8,9,10,11 speed chains are each weaker than the previous because they are more narrow. Chains normally last about … read more

Interfaces on bicycles

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 11th 2021

Bicycles are used for transportation. Adding interfaces adds functionality so the bicycle can do more for the user. Let's examine some of these:1. kickstand interface- allowing a kickstand for commuti … read more