Tag: jgw.bike

Funny Fork West Coast Test and Tune 

Visiting a friend gave me the opportunity to spend some time testing the FF-01 and 02 on unfamiliar terrain, most of which had about 10x the elevation my…

JGW Funny Fork

FF-01 – Update # 2

Overview: It’s been about a month now since first trail testing the FF-01 and although it is too early to make claims about performance,  handling or ride characteristics, it…

FF-01 – Update # 1

Overview:   Week 1 was a blast.  I had some time at Kettle and some time around the neighborhood but  also had my first broken part.  The part…

How the seed was planted… 90’s

I still remember the 80’s but its clear to me that the MTB seed wasn’t planted in my life until the 90’s wave of recreational entertainment rolled through my…

Vintage Mountain Bike Suspension

Funny Front Ends: Part 2

Last time I promised a history of suspension but i’m more interested in the history of bicycle suspension, and even more interested in some modern history.  This is…

Fig 1. Earles Patent

Funny Front Ends: Part 1

The ubiquity of the telescopic fork is something i’ve always thought to be a curious subject.  The absence of  linkage forks in OEM applications, outside of BMW, and a few…

A Simple Seatpost Extension

Measure twice cut once, in this case I believe we measured 5 times, and cut 6;  in the end things came together nicely.  The customer needed a fit…

Short Bike History

Trek 820 I’m not even sure of the year anymore but this was certainly the bike.  I remember wishing I had suspension, but then getting it and wondering…

Carbon Bicycle Stem

This stem was designed, and manufactured as a case study for understanding the application of low volume, rapid cycle time, soft tooling in producing high end bicycle components.  The…

Carbon Bicycle Brake Rotor

In 2011 while validating composite materials for use in Surgical Instrumentation JGW was introduced to SIOC materials and the process to produce green and cured carbon ceramic matrix materials….