Shawn Small, founder and engineer at Portland-based carbon fiber repair shop Ruckus Composites, wants to shake up the world of bicycle science. Right now, he says, this field relies a lot on anecdotal evidence, and data that is collected is difficult for average bike consumers to understand. Small thinks bike science has the potential to … Read more
The central eastside is home to a collection of bike-making businesses. Contributor David Boerner works there and was able to get a new bike made for him without leaving his building.
(Photo © J. Maus) [This is our latest Bike Science column by Shawn Small. Read previous entries here.] In the world of singlespeeds and fixed gears you often hear people talking about each other’s “gear-inches”. This is an easy way to prove your machismo and is also a way to get useful data about your … Read more
Our Bike Science superhero Shawn Small will rescue you from the sea of bike jargon and myths.(Photo © J. Maus) It’s with great excitement that I introduce our latest project here at BikePortland, a new column we call Bike Science with Shawn Small. Shawn is the man and the mind behind Portland-based carbon fiber research … Read more