All about bicycles, pedelecs, technology and safety in the press

In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.

For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.

We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics of interest.

Frankfurter Rundschau, March 17, 2004

Assembling and greasing

Specialist bike dealers got informed about new technologies at the 8th bike congress in Bremen.

(...) As for up-to-date bike technology, the "technical arithmetic basis" of assembling and greasing no longer suffices. In order to maintain and regulate a suspension or to assemble current lightweight parts, you need to have profound technical knowledge.

An example: If the clamp of a carbon seat post is tightened too much, it will break off while the customer is riding the bike. And this happens already after a short while, reports bike expert Dirk Zedler from experience. Because carbon indeed is a very lightweight and extremely firm material, but does not tolerate imbalanced clamping or, worse, sharp-edged pressure points and then breaks without any previous warning – no bending, no stretching or cracking announces the part’s failure as you know it from steel. Therefore, every modern workshop needs to have a torque wrench with which the clamping force can be precisely regulated.

Only an informed dealer can protect his customers from such accidents, choose his models accordingly and profoundly advise the customer (...)

Author: Peter Barzel

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