The integrated bar-stem combo and seatpost can help save weight, and also reduce road vibrations, adding comfort, but not mass.
Lennard answers questions about Shimano GRX chainline and derailleur adjustment, brake calipers, and also reviews questions about Salsa adjustable seatposts
Keen to install your new Contact Switch Dropper Seatpost? Follow these tips for a clean assembly
Lennard Zinn also fields reader questions on stripped BB shells and picking seatpost material, and takes recommendations for freezing painful feet
Zinn addresses reader questions about repairing a blown derailleur hanger, shipping carbon seatposts and whether GC riders need aero wheels
Zinn answers your questions on not converting to a 29er, rusty frames, and carbon seatposts in Ti frames
A look at Ivan Basso's Cannondale Super Six Evo, and Basso's adjustable-on-the-fly seatpost
A look at the Selle Italia SLR Monolink saddle. Smart design, at a price
Technical FAQ with Lennard Zinn: Removing headset top caps, seatpost creaking, and more solutions to mystery creaks
Lennard Zinn fields questions about the need for headset top caps and why shortened seatposts don't creak, and shares another long list of potential sources for bicycle mystery noises.
The fi’zi:k Cyrano seatpost offers easy adjustment and excellent support for carbon and oversized saddle rails.
TorqueDear Lennard,I recently purchased my first full carbon bike, absolutely love it. Yet, I'm scared of over-torquing the seatpost clamp. Is there a torque wrench you could recommend that works on Allen wrenches? What's the worst that happens, the seatpost clamp needs replacing or I have this fear of the actual seat tube deforming, I'm not doing the Samsonite luggage monkey torque on it, but "hand tighten" is just too open to quantify.ThomasDear Thomas,First of all, carbon frames generally have a separate band clamp to tighten the seatpost, and, yes, the worst that can happen,
Questions, and suggestions, about stuck seatposts, especially carbon posts
Questions regarding Hincapie's broken steerer and slipping carbon seatposts.
More tire talkDear Lennard,I really enjoyed your recent wet-road tire discussion with Tom Petrie and Alberto De Gioannini. Just the topic I was looking for, but I'm still a little confused. I thought the cord compound made a big difference and it wasn't mentioned at all. I recall racing in the rain in a crit next to a friend who was running cotton-cord sew up tires as opposed to my silks. While we'd been comparable in bike handling otherwise, I found myself nearly sideways in corners while hewent around like on a rail. We'd pumped our tires to comparable pressures.I'm taking a group over for
VeloNews technical writer Lennard Zinn is a frame builder, a former U.S.national team rider and author of several books on bikes and bike maintenance.This is Zinn's regular VeloNews.com column devoted to addressing readers'technical questions about bikes, their care and feeding and how we as riderscan use them as comfortably and efficiently as possible. Readers can sendbrief technical questions directly to Zinn. We'll try to print a representativesample of questions regularly.First, some follow-up from previous columns:Comment on rim weight:Froma July, 2002 column,"As an aside- the old wheels
VeloNews technical writer Lennard Zinn is a frame builder, a formerU.S. national team rider and author of several books on bikes and bikemaintenance. This is Zinn's VeloNews.com column devoted to addressing readers'technical questions about bikes, their care and feeding and how we as riderscan use them as comfortably and efficiently as possible. Readers can sendbrief technical questions directly toZinn. We'll try to print a representative sample of questions regularly.Question: One of my riding partners had a ticking (not a creak)sound in his ride. It would only happen when pedaling