Kogel's Ball Bearing Adventures

Ceramic bearings for mountain bikes

Ceramic bearings for mountain bikes

Ceramic bearings on mountain bikes are a controversial topic, a surefire way to start a heated discussion over an after...

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5 ways to reduce drivetrain friction and why it is important

5 ways to reduce drivetrain friction and why it is important

You can install all the fancy ceramic bearings in the world, but the effort is quickly lost if you do not...

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Fixing bottom bracket creaks

Fixing bottom bracket creaks

Following up on last week's blog post which covered bottom bracket creaks that are actually not coming from the bottom...

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bottom bracket creaks that are actually not bottom bracket creaks

bottom bracket creaks that are actually not bottom bracket creaks

 Every mechanic dreads the moment when a customer comes into the store with a creaking bottom bracket. While the poor...

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Understanding bottom bracket issues. And why the standards are here to stay.

Understanding bottom bracket issues. And why the standards are here to stay.

The good old bottom bracket, the silent work horse, hidden deep down inside the bicycle. Well, silent is referring to...

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How to install PressFit bottom brackets for home mechanics

How to install PressFit bottom brackets for home mechanics

Pressing bottom brackets in frames can be a daunting task. It is not necessarily difficult, but if things go south,...

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The best bottom bracket tools for installation

The best bottom bracket tools for installation

Installing bottom brackets can be challenging, some press tools are great, others cause the cups to go in crooked or...

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The lowest friction from ceramic bearings

The lowest friction from ceramic bearings

 Or: why we are not obsessed with building the lightest running bearings Reading any post about bearings in the cycling...

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