Reviews and various ponderings
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- Bicycle component reviews: Lighting, leather saddles, mini pumps. You will not find reviews anywhere near as useful, complete and thorough in bicycle lighting and leather saddles anywhere else on the internet.
- Bicycle component reviews, part 2: less extensive tests. These will be updated only if I see something really interesting that I want to test, or if there is a need. And the need came when my testbike with my favourite bell/saddle/grips was stolen, I needed to find new grips as I couldn't get hold of my favourite bell and grips. Grips: the TAQ/Matrix G21, Contec Mirage ergo exclusiv leather, Bells: Many with steel, brass and aluminium domes. Also 2 videos, with interesting rain (shower) results! This test is the first proper test of bicycle bells anywhere, it seems, I've not seen anything with proper rain testing
Misconceptions: Do you ride faster with smaller wheels? Do you ride faster with a lighter bike? Does dynamo efficiency really influence your speed? Countering misconceptions about these and other topics is a big part of the process of doing proper reviews!
- Commentary on interesting or inane stuff on the internet incl. youtube.
Contact/email about my site/reviews
All pictures and text made by me, except: 1. Some stock product photos, those with a pure white background (should be clear when you see them) which come from websites of manufacturers or distributors. 2. A few other types of pictures I got from a forum, manufacturer's website or from readers who sent some pictures, which I note in the text accompanying such pictures, along with a link to the original site where relevant. I use these pictures only on the non-commercial part (i.e. the reviews and explanations of technical stuff) of my website!
If you want to use any of my stuff, for non commercial purposes, that is fine if you mention that you got it from my site...
Commercial part: In 2018 I am only continuing selling Brooks saddles, while stock lasts
This doesn't change other things I do, consulting for companies wanting to design bicycle lighting is always possible, for example. Also orders of lights are still possible, but I won't keep the sale page up to date...
- Leather saddles, and good bicycle lighting. Note: I only sell what I think from my reviews are good quality products.
Sales support my reviews, which give you the best information on bicycle lighting and leather saddles.
Contact/email for consulting/sales
I do consulting work for manufacturers (bicycle lighting, StVZO translation, explanation, design suggestions and design comments etc.), and I sell bicycle saddles/lighting. You can phone, email, or use Skype/Telegram/Viber.
My test bike was stolen Thursday evening 9 Aug. 2018, in NL/Leimuiden. If you see it in NL let the police know and send me a message...
Maybe it's on the way to Poland, or some such destination, but in case it stays in NL, if you see it let the police know and send me a message...
Nederlands: Cannondale fiets, type Vintage, zwart, schijfremmen, Dit is mijn testfiets, opvallend door 2 verschillende pedalen voor testen, dito 2 verschillende handvatten, 3x9 versnellingen, bijna alles is zwart, zadelpen: Descendant, zadel: Brooks b17 imperial (uitsparing in het midden) zwart, linker handvat kurk, rechter handvat leer bruin, fietscomputer: O-synce, achterdrager vervangen: was Cannondale's eigen merk (maar die was gebroken), is nu Atranvelo, Stuureinden van Ergotec, ligstuur (alleen de arm-steunen) van Ergotec, koplamp: Herrmans H-one S (met plakband waarop V2 geschreven staat, dit is de versie met neutraal wit licht), achterlamp Spanninga Solo. Continental achterband, voorband is een Compass Barlow pass 38mm vouwband (door een lezer van mijn site gestuurd om te testen/vergelijken)
English: Cannondale bicycle, type Vintage, zwart, disc brakes. This is my test bike used the last 2 years for testing lighting and pedals and grips etc. And so it sticks out by having 2 different pedals for testing, ditto 2 different grips, left grip cork, right grip leather (brown), 3x9 gears, almost everything is black, seat post: Descendant (contrary to the pics), saddle: Brooks b17 Imperial (so with cutout in the middle) in black, bike computer: O-synce, rear rack: Atranvelo (I had to replace the original rack which was Cannondale's own brand, which broke), bar ends from Ergotec, aero bar (but only the arm rests mounted) from Ergotec, headlamps: Herrmans H-one S (with tape on which I wrote V2, this is the 2nd version of the H-one S with neutral white light), taillamp Spanninga Solo. Continental rear tyre 42-622, front tyre is a Compass Barlow pass 38mm folding tyre (sent to me for testing by a reader of my site)
Numbers on the frame: 57 1 086.128 (so: 571086128) / UN...571 (can't quite make it out)