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.
Make rims ready-for mounting
Rim care and cleaning
Too narrow, folded rim tapes or tapes which stand up on the sides do not offer sufficient protection. In most cases endless rim tapes cannot be reused. Replace them after removal and also replace brittle or cracked rim tapes.
When you use acetone or spirit for cleaning, make sure the room you are working in is well aerated.
If the braking performance of your bicycle appears too weak for you, of if the brake pads are constantly affected by aluminium particles, you should try other brake pads after consultation with your bicycle dealer. The manufacturers of brakes or brake pads have different mixtures in their program, but bicycle manufacturers not always combine the perfect matching pad with the rim.
Nuts for the fixing of the valve stem in the rim are not necessary. Although pumping up is easier with nuts, this means for the valve that it is immobile and cannot move, when the tyre slips on the rim. If you use nuts, always keep an eye on the valve and make sure it is accurately in upright position.
Author: Dirk Zedler