Bike Service

Topeak Mini 18+
Topeak Mini 18+

Today, I wanted to go out for a ride, but they typhoon weather had other ideas. That’s not really an excuse, but there is really nothing that you can do when it’s pouring heavily. I kind of get what it means to have a bike. Mechanical faults will happen and it’s best to have it serviced as often as possible.

What I really like in Taiwan, is that you don’t pay for service, you only pay for parts. Today, I put my new Topeak Mini 18+ to work by changing tires. I had a pair of Ritchey Tom Slick Comp 1s that were just itching to be put on my bike. Since I don’t plan on doing any trails anytime soon, I thought that this would be a good idea, for now at least.

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Ritchey BreakAway Ti MTB Frameset

Tired of traveling without having your trusty bike along?

The Ritchey BreakAway is a bike frameset that fits in a handy bag, which weighs about 30lbs, including the bike and its components.

The titanium version of the frame is available for $2500. The bag is optimized to fit the size of the wheels.

It’s a great concept, especially for all of those people traveling the world with their bikes. Whar I really like is that it’s like any other normal mountain bike, excep that it fits in a bag. I wonder how the bike holds up to aggressive mountain biking.

This would make a great second or third bike for when you travel. It’s just a different frameset. This is a really nifty idea.

Coupled with a lefty carbon fiber fork, a carbon fiber seatpost, carbon fiber wheels and other nice components, it could be a sweet 20lbs hardtail ride. The frame itself weighs about 3.6lbs.