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.

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TOUR 05/1997

Freeze frame

A bike’s bolts are highly-stressed parts which can cause big problems when not looked after carefully. TOUR clarifies the coherences of the connection elements.

Some turns with resistance, one more in order to really fix the seat post securely, and another one for good measure… - crack. The bolt breaks and the seat post slides slowly back into the seat tube. This is the end of the weekend ride on the new bike. Broken saddle clamping bolts – this is something that happens every day and usually is not a big danger with steel frames. The deficient bolt can easily be exchanged. Worse are damages caused by improper connections, when load bearing parts do not stand the stress anymore during a ride and break. Then, crashes and injuries are bound to occur.

Author: Dirk Zedler

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