Bench Talk – Interview with the Owner of Irish Cycles

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This week on Bench Talk we have a guest joining us. I talk with Joe O’Callaghan the owner of Irish Cycles about racing, how racing has changed over the years, wrenching on bikes and the manufacturing of carbon fiber components and bikes. We also talk about Irish Cycles complete line of bikes!   Here are just a few of the topics we … Read More

Bench Talk – Interview with a mechanic and commuter

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This week Coach Rob has an old friend on Bench Talk. Take a listen to learn about what Bike shop mechanics go through and how our old friend gets around town.

Coach Rob and his friend Tom Armstrong, long time Louisville Bike Mechanic. Talk bike shops, mechanical issues, bike commuting and swap some old stories.

Bench Talk – Building a Project Bike pt 4

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On the last Bench Talk we covered selecting the right group set for your project bike. In this last show in the 4 part series Coach Rob covers wheel types for your custom build. Selecting the right wheel set or wheel sets for your custom build, components, materials, styles of riding and much more!     Do you need 2 … Read More

Bench Talk – Building a Project Bike pt 3

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In part 3 in the series of building a project bike Coach Rob talks about group sets and and how to select the ones that are the right fit for your project. Learn about the brands, mechanical vs hydraulic brakes, mechanical vs electronic shifting and future releases of products. NOTE: We had some problems with some microphone his and attempted … Read More

Bench Talk – Secrets to Gluing Tubulars

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Welcome back form the long holiday break. While its cold out for many of us and we can’t ride outside we can take care of some much needed bike maintenance. This had me thinking about all of the tips I have learned over the years about gluing up tubulars. With that said I decided to take a break from the building a project bike series to cover the secrets I have learned gluing tubulars.