A Guide To Choosing The Right Fishing Waders & Boots

Waders and wading boots are an important addition to your fly fishing gear. Wading will give you access to water that you would not otherwise be able to cast to. They will keep you dry and dedicated wading boots will provide you with secure traction when walking and wading through the water.


Waders and chest waders in particular, are becoming ever more popular with all fly anglers. Increasingly, Stillwater trout anglers are now taking advantage of the benefits of having a totally waterproof lower half to their clothing. Great for avoiding the dreaded ‘soggy bottom’ if you need to sit down on damp grass or wade just that little bit further than thigh waders will allow.


Which Type Of Waders Are Best For Me?

Choosing a pair of waders can be a little daunting. There are two main types:


These have a boot already welded to the bottom of the waders and are first choice if you need to get the waders on and off quickly and don’t have to walk too far. Perfect for a salmon beat with good vehicle access and easy wading conditions. The downsides are less size options – (many will find it hard to get a good overall fit) and the lack of ankle support compared with a purpose designed wading boot.



These have welded neoprene socks to take your foot but require a pair of wading boots to be used over the top of them. Your foot is water proof but the boots are designed to be submerged in the water for long periods. There are wide choices of fittings available and the boots are very comfortable to walk long distances in. They also protect your feet from the rocks on the riverbed – it is easy to injure your ankle if your foot gets trapped between rocks and you stumble.


What Is The Best Material For The Waders?



It’s generally accepted that the versatility and comfort of breathable waders makes them an essential part of the fly fisher’s wardrobe. Waders now have a range of user-friendly functional design improvements made possible by recent technological advances in fabric performance and manufacturing techniques that enhance durability and wearer satisfaction.


A range of breathable fabric technologies are used in our wader range – here are some examples:-


  1. GORE-TEX – The best known brand of waterproof, breathable and windproof fabric, licensed exclusively to Simms for use in waders. You can expect the highest standards of performance from any product bearing the Goretex label.
  2. H2No – This is Patagonia’s high performance breathable membrane designed to be used in combination with their HydroStorm fabrics and Deluge DWR (durable water repellence). H2No pressure tests at 20,000mm when new and 10,000mm after being subjected to Patagonias own Killer Wash Test that replicates many years real world use.
  3. F 3.5 Fabric Technology – Used in Vision’s Ikon waders to give a pressure test of 13,000mm and breathability of 5,500g/m2/24hrs
  4. Vapour-Tec – used in Snowbee’s new ‘Soft Touch’ breathable wader technology, it gives superior breathability of 4000g/m2/24hrs and hydrostatic water pressure resistance of up to 20,000mm.



We also stock a range of waders made from Neoprene, PVC and Nylon materials. These are boot foot designs and are available with studded and cleated soles. They offer a less expensive option for infrequent fishers, emergency use for flooding and garden pond maintenance etc.


  1. Neoprene – This material has great insulation properties and is very durable, perfect for cold conditions particularly for this less active angler.
  2. PVC & Nylon – These models offer affordable and robust waders, they are lighter than neoprene waders but lack insulation.


Choosing The Best Fit Possible

Waders that fit correctly will be far more comfortable and last longer – a major advantage of premium brand waders is the wider range of sizes on offer. It is possible to have waders made to measure with some brands – please enquire at our stores for details. Aim to have a minimum of loose material whilst ensuring that you are not stressing the seams if you crouch down. The same applies to the neoprene feet – if they are too tight, they will become uncomfortable and too loose, you will have folds of neoprene inside your wading boots that will compromise the fit of your boots.


Repairing Waders

Unfortunately all waders are susceptible to puncture and tear damage on the riverbank and care is needed to ensure this is kept to a minimum. Minor repairs to waders can be made in the field or at home, we recommend more serious tears and large damaged areas are dealt with by the manufacturer.



Here’s how to repair minor damage.


  1. Dry the waders inside and out. Then turn them inside out and try to locate the puncture. If this is not visible to the naked eye, spray Stormsure Leak Doctor in the area and look for any dark patches that appear. These indicate an area of damage – mark by circling with a marker pen.
  2. If you are in the field apply a thin coating of Loon UV wader repair to the area (away from sunlight) and expose to either sunlight or a UV torch light to cure. If you are indoors use a thin coating of Aquasure and leave the repair on a level surface overnight to cure. Avoid allowing Aquasure contact with skin – use a brush or a polythene bag/glove as a barrier.
  3. If the puncture is large enough to allow glue to seep through to the outer surface of the waders, seal the hole with sticky tape on the outer surface first. Remove the tape when the Aquasure is fully cured.
  4. Continue fishing!



These can be repaired in the same way as above, but Stormsure is no longer used. You may find leaks by filling the waders with water and looking for signs of water seeping out, marking it with a waterproof pen and applying Aquasure to the affected area. Larger holes can be patched.


Looking After Your Waders

Here are some simple guidelines that will ensure you get optimum performance from your waders at all times.


  1. Dry your waders thoroughly inside and out before storage. As the neoprene feet do not breathe you will need to turn the feet completely inside out to achieve this. Leaving them damp will allow mould to get established – the first sign of this is the tape that goes around the seams will become detached as the mould attacks the glue. Avoid this by keeping them dry and clean.
  2. To ensure maximum breathability you will need to wash your waders regularly in a detergent free soap based cleaner – we recommend Nikwax Tech Wash. It will revive both breathability and water repellence. Nikwax can be used in a washing machine in accordance with the garments washing instructions. Bear in mind that to function correctly breathable fabrics must be clean to allow the passage of water vapour through the material.
  3. Use Revivex spray to restore the water repellence of the waders outer surface after washing – water should bead off the fabric surface when you emerge from the water. If your waders look dark when you come out of the water they have absorbed water and need to be treated.
  4. Store waders on a hanger in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Ensure there is no possibility of rodents getting to them.


  1. Dry waders thoroughly after each use, turn inside out, dry, and then reverse.
  2. Store hanging up in a cool dry place.


Which Soles Are Best For Your Wading Boots?

There are two basic sole types in use on wading boots:


  1. Felt – This material has stood the test of time, and on some surfaces is unbeatable. Felt provides excellent grip on rock and gravel surfaces, particularly smooth rock often found on riverbeds. It’s not so good on muddy banks where the felt gets blocked by fine particles making the boots very slippery indeed. On snow it’s a nightmare – snow sticks to the felt and you get taller as you walk along! A number of metal studs screwed in around the edge of the sole (2cm from the edge) will help you maintain grip on slippery surfaces. Don’t overdo these – too many will impair grip. In some parts of the world felt soles are no longer permitted – this is because they take longer to dry and have been linked with transferring bio hazards between watercourses. Check before travelling.


  1. Rubber/Plastic Compound Soles – These soles provide superior grip on muddy banks and are the preferred choice for anglers who hike a long way to their fishing spot. They are more durable than felt and can be studded if required. For general use they are a better option for most situations but not all! Anglers who fish a lot may prefer to have two pairs of boots to match the terrain that will let you enjoy the best of both worlds!


Recommendable Waders Manufacturer

Neoprene fishing waders production is the specialty at PACIFIC EAGLE. The company has developed expertise and resources which are unparalleled. To get more information about Neoprene waders with boots, try to visit their website and feel free to send inquiry or contact with Pacific Eagle directly.



Article Source: https://www.sportfish.co.uk/fly-fishing-tackle-buying-guides/a-guide-to-waders-wading-boots

Bike Frame Materials Explained

Impacting important characteristics such as ride quality and feel, a frame is often the defining feature of your favorite bike. So regardless of whether you’re getting stuck into a dream bike build, considering a new ride or are just a sucker for the technical detail, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you better understand the foundation of your bicycle.


Often referred to as the heart of a bike, a frame can be made from either carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, steel or a combination of these materials. Each bicycle frame material offers a list of differing characteristics that will affect the cost, comfort, weight, stiffness, strength and durability.


It’s worth noting that it’s often how the chosen material is used by the engineers and manufacturers that matters most, and this is something that each brand will typically play with. Before we jump into the details, it’s worth considering the following factors when deciding what material is best for you;


  • Weight: Your bike needs to be strong enough to carry you and any extra luggage you plan on carrying in the form of panniers, racks or mounts. Each material will have different strength properties, fatigue rates and impact resistance but there is always a trade-off between weight and durability. Another aspect of weight to consider is how important having a lightweight bike is to you. For example, if you’re chasing performance advantages than having a light weight bike would be higher on your list.


  • The Purpose of The Bike: If you plan on racing then a stiff, lightweight bike is the ideal choice, narrowing the type of materials to choose from. Conversely, if you are touring or planning a riding adventure that requires long hours in the saddle and the ability to carry items, then durability is the priority and again, narrows the type of material to choose from.


  • The Area You Ride: It may not be apparent that your postcode could influence the type of material your bike is built from, but consider a material like steel that will rust in wet, humid climates. A material like aluminum might be a better choice given the conditions while still providing similar characteristics to steel.


  • How Long You Plan On Having The Bike: All materials will fatigue over time but some faster than others. Steel will rust if not taken care of but is more durable than aluminum over the long term. Carbon fiber and titanium frames have exceptionally high fatigue rates meaning they will last and last and last.


  • Your Budget: Budget is often the biggest factor in choosing a bike and consequently its material. As a generalization, in order of most expensive to least expensive, titanium takes the cake, followed by carbon fiber, aluminum and steel. As always, the tradeoff between what you are willing to spend for what outcome is the key consideration.


To help provide more clarity on the various bike frame materials available, we’ve summarized each material type, its properties, characteristics and more importantly how they translate into ride quality. But, today I only introduce the material part of steel. For more details about other materials, please click here: Bike Exchange




Ah steel, the no fuss workhorse of bike frame materials. Steel was the universal choice of racing bike frames until aluminum appeared in the 1970’s and 1980’s and carbon fiber took over in the 1990’s.


There are two distinct types of steel used in the bicycle industry. The first is high tensile, or otherwise known as ‘Hi-Ten’, this is a cheaper grade steel commonly found in cheaper bikes, especially those from department stores. It offers an incredibility poor strength-weight ratio and so manufacturers will typically use this material in order to hit low price points. By comparison, higher-end steel bikes are likely to use chromoly, or CroMo for short (generally short for chrome molybdenum) steel, which as an alloyed steel offers superior strength properties to Hi-Ten and so can be butted and made thinner/lighter.


Steel is inexpensive, exceptionally durable, highly resistant to fatigue, easily repaired and easy to work with. Unlike carbon fiber and aluminum, damage to a steel bicycle frame is typically easily repaired. Somewhat surprisingly despite its strength, steel offers good levels of compliance thanks to its elastic properties. The downside of steel is that it is prone to oxidization (rust) and carries a weight penalty over other materials.


Touring and adventure bikes are commonly made from steel thanks to the exceptional durability and strength on offer. This enables riders to carry large amounts of luggage without compromising the bikes performance. Steel also features heavily on entry level and recreational bikes where weight isn’t such an important factor.


  • Pros of Steel: Cost and ease to manufacture, strength, durability.


  • Cons of Steel: Weight, corrosion resistance.


How It’s Made


Joining steel tubes together involves similar welding processes to aluminum frames, but further options exist including ‘Brazing’ and the use of lugs. Brazing is similar to TIG welding but uses a ‘filler’ material that is melted and used to join the tubes. The filler material is commonly silver or brass but could be a myriad of other alloys too. Lugs act as connectors at junction points of the frame, creating a sleeve for the tubes to slide into. Prior to constructing the frame, the ends of the steel tubes are precisely cut to fit perfectly into the lugs and brazed together. The use of lugs creates an immensely strong joint, and being an older manufacturing technique carries a side perk of giving a bike a ‘classic’ look.


Steel bicycle frames are perhaps the easiest frames to repair due to the availability of the equipment and supplies, as well as the material’s resistance to repeated heat. For this reason, steel is a great option for commuters, recreational cyclists and touring riders that need a highly durable bike.


If you want to get more information about bike frames, I recommend that you can visit the website of Maxway Cycles Co., Ltd.: www.maxway-cycles.com. Maxway is a leading manufacturer of steel bicycle frames and other kinds of bike frames. The company has built up solid relationship with a lot of steel bicycle frame manufacturers in Taiwan who supply high quality steel bike frame, bicycle frame products at decent prices. For more details, please feel free to send inquiry to them.



Article Source: https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/blog/bike-frame-materials-explained

How to Overhaul A Bottom Bracket

How to disassemble, re-grease, reassemble and adjust a cup and cone bottom bracket.


Today we’ll learn how to overhaul and re-grease an adjustable bike bracket. There is something you need to prepare.


  • To remove the cranks you’ll need a crank puller, a 17mm open end wrench and a large adjustable wrench.
  • To overhaul the bottom bracket you’ll need a bottom bracket wrench or a pin spanner, a hooked lock ring wrench, and a 36mm wrench.
  • For re-greasing the bearings you’ll need some cleaning solvent and waterproof grease, a rag, a toothbrush and a small container to clean the bearing cages.




Begin by removing the cranks. Once the cranks are removed, loosen and remove the lock ring on the non-drive or left side of the bike by turning counter-clockwise. Once the locking is removed you should be able to easily loosen and un-thread the bearing race using either a pin spanner or a bicycle bracket wrench.


Now pull the spindle and both bearing cages out of the frame. It’s important to remember which way the spindle came out, as they are directional. The drive side usually has a longer distance from the bearing race to the end of the threads. Wipe off the bearing cages, drop them into the solvent, and let them soak while you use your rag to clean the spindle and both outer bearing races.


Tighten the drive-side bearing race by turning it counter-clockwise with your 36mm wrench. Unless you are replacing the bottom bracket, there is no need to remove it.




Shine a flashlight into your bike bracket shell to inspect the bearing race for pitting and wear. Inspect your other bearing race and then carefully inspect the spindle. Most wear occurs on the spindle’s bearing races. If you see pitting here you should take it to your local bike shop for a replacement.




Now clean both bearing cages with a toothbrush and solvent, and then set them aside to air-dry. These should also be replaced if they are worn or have bent cages.




Apply a layer of grease on both bearing races and cages. A grease gun makes it easy to squirt grease inside the gaps between the bearings. Then place the bearing cages into both races. The rounded side of the cage should be facing down into the bearing race. Seal them in with another layer of grease.




Now insert the spindle the same way you removed it. Wipe off any excess grease that comes out on the spindle. Grease the threads inside the bottom bracket shell, and then slide the outer race and bearing cage onto the spindle. Thread it on all the way clockwise but don’t tighten it. Again you’ll need to wipe off excess grease.




Thread on the lock ring finger-tight. Before adjusting the bottom bracket, first install the drive-side crank arm and tighten it as shown in the crank installation tutorial. This will help us make a proper adjustment. Now hold the inner race firmly with your wrench or spanner and tighten the lock ring. When properly adjusted the spindle should spin smoothly. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to loosen the lock ring, back off the inner race a little bit, and then tighten it again.


Check for play by placing the crank arm close the frame and pushing and pulling it against the frame. There should be no movement. If it feels loose, you’ll have to loosen the lock ring, tighten the inner race a little bit, and then tighten the lock ring again. When the adjustment is correct, install and tightens the left crank arm and you’re done!


Now, have you known how to overhaul a bike bracket? If you are interested in learning more information about bottom bracket and other bicycle parts, try to check out the website of G-MA Engineering Co., Ltd.: www.aerozinebike.com. There are kinds of high quality bike components at G-MA. Visit its product pages to find you need.



Article Source: http://bicycletutor.com/bottom-bracket/

How to Choose a Youth Bow

Archery is a sport for children to learn and enjoy. Even the youngest of children can start off with archery toys, one with safe rubber or suction cup-tipped arrows. By the time young archers reach the age of 8 or so, it is important to select a bow of the right size and type.


Step 1

Determine whether your child is right-eye or left-eye dominant. Have your child stand facing toward a wall that has some kind of feature on it–a clock, a picture, etc. Tell your child to point to the clock, picture, etc., and then close his right eye. If his finger stays in the same place, he is left-eye dominant and you should choose a left-handed bow. If his finger appears to “jump” so it is now pointing somewhere to the right of the object, he is right-eye dominant, and will need a right-handed bow.


Step 2

Measure your child’s entire arm span to help you determine what draw length bow you should purchase. Draw length is the measure of how far the bow can be drawn back. Have her spread her arms out with her palms facing forwards. Run a tape measure from the tip of one middle finger to the other. Once you have this measurement, divide it by 2.5. This should give you the correct draw length for the bow you’ll be purchasing.


Step 3

Select a bow of the proper length for your child. Unlike draw length, this measurement refers to the bow itself, how many inches it measures from top to bottom. Youth bows tend to measure between 31 and 41 inches in length, but you should have your child try out several bows at different lengths to see which one is most comfortable.


Step 4

Estimate the draw weight your child will need in a bow. This refers to the pounds of pressure that will need to be exerted to draw a bow back to its fullest extension. A child weighing between 50 and 70 pounds will usually be able to pull a draw weight of 10 to 15 pounds. For a child weighing 70 to 100 pounds, a draw weight between 15 and 25 pounds would be appropriate, and a draw weight of 25 to 35 or 40 pounds should work for a child weighing between 100 and 130 pounds. Children between 130 and 150 pounds ought to be able to handle draw weights between 40 and 50 pounds.


Step 5

Take into account budgetary considerations. If your child is new to the sport of archery and this is something you’re just trying out to see if he likes it, select one of the lower-priced models. You can usually find some type of beginner bow in the $40 to $50 range. If your child really enjoys archery, however, and wants to get into competition or bow hunting, you may wish to select a model specially made for his needs and interests costing anywhere from $100 to $400 or even more. Be sure to take into account that your child is still growing, though. You may not want to mortgage the house to purchase archery equipment that he is likely to outgrow in a year or so.


Man Kung, the company is dedicated to the design and manufacture of a wide range of crossbows, archery bows and related products. You also can find archery toys on their website. If you are looking for high quality archery products, please do not miss Man Kung, it will be the best supplier for you.


More details, check out here: www.archery-manufacturer.com



Article Source: https://www.livestrong.com/article/28232-choose-youth-bow/

The Best Baseball Practice Nets Supplier in Taiwan – Holy Hoe Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Holyhoe practice net is ideal for use for baseball practice. Lightweight, easy to set up, and with incredible versatility.


If you are a baseball pitcher and want to make your college or school team, or even the major leagues, you have to practice more than you can possibly imagine. While there are many ways of practicing, the most effective way you can consider is by having your own pitching net.


Through this, you will be able to develop your skills at your own pace without interference from anyone. Baseball pitching nets have been around for quite a long time. They are mostly used for practice, with some versatile enough for soccer and basketballs. Since the primary task of this equipment is to help with training, it’s important that you go for premium quality ones. After all, you want something that can last for ages and transform you into an elite player within minutes.


Here, I’m going to recommend you a baseball practice net manufacturerHoly Hoe Enterprise Co., Ltd.


The Sport Nets Manufacturer in Taiwan


Holyhoe, a company with more than 40 year professional experience, provides the complete solutions for the sports nets and accessories. Holyhoe has been supplying high quality products to the international customers around the globe.


Holyhoe sport nets include tennis nets, volleyball nets, badminton nets, soccer nets, basketball nets, baseball practice nets, golf practice nets, beach volleyball sets and much more.


In this article, I only introduce baseball practice nets. Other else sport nets, please try to check out Holyhoe’s website.


High Quality Baseball Practice Nets from Holyhoe


Holyhoe offers four types of baseball practice nets for you to select.




  • BR-2001 model – protective screen, regular style baseball practice net.


  • BR-2002 model – target style for pitcher baseball practice net, with a mouth and a movable net, pitching target practice screen net.


  • BR-2003 model – target style with sock net for hitter, baseball batting practice net.


  • BR-2004 model – pitcher style L screen baseball practice net, pitcher safety L screen nets.




Holyhoe’s baseball practice nets are easy to set up. Suitable for indoor and outdoor using. With anti-UV and water-resistant, all weather designed.




There are a lot of things to consider before you purchase a baseball pitching net.


  • Strength of the frame: as this promotes stability as well as helps in high-intensity training.
  • Versatility
  • Quality of the net


Price does not matter much since most of these products are not costly. If you are interested in learning more information about sport nets, try to check out the product pages of Holyhoe. You’ll find the ideal products on their website.


Holy Hoe Enterprise Co., Ltd.

No.18, Paitang Lane, Tatsun Hsiang, Changhua Hsien, Taiwan 51543

TEL: 886-4-8526116 / 7

FAX: 886-4-8526118

E-mail: holyhoe@ms24.hinet.net / holyhoe@holyhoe.com


Article Source: https://ahjoo.com/top-best-pitching-nets-reviews/

How to Choose a Suitable Wetsuit

Unless you are fortunate enough to live in the tropics, you know how important a wetsuit is to your comfort and health when surfing in the chilly waters of the open ocean. There is a wide array of wetsuit types to choose from, as well a range of material thicknesses, allowing you to customize your gear to the water and weather conditions wherever you may be.


Types of Wetsuit



This suit envelops your entire body, usually with long sleeves (some have short sleeves) and full leg coverage.



With legs that cut off a few inches below the knee, and either short or long-sleeved arms, this suit is designed for warmer conditions and is usually made of a thinner material.



The overall of the surfing world, this suit is sleeveless with long legs, designed for use with a rash guard on days when the outside air is warm.



This suit is a shorter version of the Farmer John, with the same sleeveless construction but the cooler feel of cut-off legs.



Neoprene vests, jackets and shorts, all made with the same construction as a typical wetsuit, fall into this category. These pieces allow customization based on the weather and temperature, both in and out of the water.


Wetsuit Materials



The idea behind a wetsuit is to permit a small about of water to seep into the suit initially, which, once heated by your body, forms an insulating layer of warmth. Foam neoprene, treated with water-repellant chemicals, prevents the cold ocean water from continuing to wash in and disturb the temperature within the suit.


The thickness of the suit determines how warm the surfer will remain after time spent submerged in the frigid water; the fatter the material, the warmer he’ll be. Neoprene panels come in several thicknesses: usually between 1-6 millimeters. Depending on the water temp, neoprene wetsuits are usually pieced together using different thicknesses of neoprene, heavier on the chest and back areas, and thinner on the arms, legs and shoulders. This multi-thickness construction leads to nominal classifications such as 3/2mm (3mm on the core and 2mm on the extremities, in this case).



Because of neoprene’s rigid and grippy nature, it can be really tough to yank on a wetsuit and pull it up into place. Luckily, suit manufacturers figured out a way to lessen the resistance formed between the wetsuit and the rider’s skin. Smooth skin nylon facing is attached to the inside of the wetsuit, making getting in and out much easier, as well as providing added warmth to the surfer. Sometimes, the material is attached to both the inside and outside of the suit – a material construction known as Nylon 2 – which increases warmth, but also makes the suit more bulky. Smooth skin was a needed advance in wetsuit construction; however the added bulk coupled with a decreased durability in nylon-backed suits are the unfortunate side effects of such a progression. Manufacturers have now begun using lycra, spandex and even wool blends as a replacement for raw nylon backing, leading to wetsuits with much more flex and stretch, and a more streamlined fit.


Fit of Wetsuit


The fit of a wetsuit is not only important for comfort’s sake but also to ensure that the suit is properly insulating the wearer. Basically, the pocket of extra space between the suit and the surfer’s skin is designed to trap and heat a layer of ocean water to provide a cocoon of warmth. If a wetsuit is too baggy, the water won’t heat up enough; if it’s too tight, there won’t be enough water to heat. Either way, a proper fit is the only way to get the most out of a wetsuit.


The way that the neoprene material flexes and moves is also a significant aspect of a suit’s fit. To surf in comfort, you need to have a wide range of motion through the shoulders and knees to help you paddle and pop up with fluid motions.


If you are interested in learning more information and images about wetsuits, I recommend that you can visit the website of Pacific Eagle Enterprise Co., Ltd… The company is specializing in neoprene wetsuit, breathable hunting waders, boot foot waders, wetsuit socks, and much more. For more details, click here: www.pacificeagle.com to obtain the information you need.



Article Source: https://www.tactics.com/info/how-to-choose-a-wetsuit

Fillet Brazing vs. TIG Welding Frame

Brazing, a lower temperature process than welding, uses a bronze rod to create a fillet–a French word for ribbon–pronounced FILL-it (not fill-LAY). It was previously thought higher welding temperatures would ruin good tubing. We now know because welding is faster, the damaging effect of higher temperature is mitigated by shorter heat duration. While disagreements about the relative merits of lower temperature vs. shorter duration continue, a properly fillet-brazed joint will certainly have greater accident “survivability.” For example, if you run into a tree or parked car, a fillet-brazed joint is less likely to fail. Either joint will withstand decades of normal use.


Because the bronze fillet is softer than the steel tubing it joins, a skilled craftsman can sculpt a brazed joint without cutting into the tube. Please note that the quality of this sculpting (or craftsmanship) is highly variable–look for large smooth fillets with compound radii and long feathered edges. Beware of “overbite.” Overbite, a result of hurried or sloppy work, is where part of the steel tube has been carelessly filed away at the edge of the fillet. This creates a stress riser that can lead to frame failure. Unfortunately, overbite is a common flaw found on many fillet brazed frames.


Unavoidable downside of fillet brazing #1: Price.


Because fillet brazed construction requires much more time and skill, the price of a properly fillet brazed tandem frame will be $300-$500 higher. If the price differential is lower, inspect the joints carefully before taking delivery. Because of the price, most bicycle customers choose a TIG welded frame.


Unavoidable downside of fillet brazing #2: Weight.


A filleted joint, like a lugged joint, is slightly heavier than a TIG-welded joint (4oz penalty on a single bike, 12oz penalty on a tandem).


Because a properly fillet brazed frame is the ultimate hallmark of a skilled frame builder, the best reason to buy a fillet-brazed frame is because you value the artistry and can appreciate the builder’s skill.


If you need more information about fillet brazed frame, I can recommend that you can visit the website of MAXWAY Cycles Co., Ltd… The company is specializing in producing kinds of bike frames such as city bike frames, cyclocross bike frames, fillet brazed frame, MTB bicycle frames, trekking bike frame, etc. More details about bicycle frames, please feel free to send inquiry to MAXWAY.



Article Source: http://www.gtgtandems.com/tech/brazing.html

Tell You 5 Tips to Find the Right Bicycle Shoes

The right bicycle shoes will offer you comfort while unlocking your performance potential


There are many factors to consider when deciding for new bicycle shoes. In this article, I’m going to give you five tips about what to look out for when choosing the right bicycle shoes.


Step #1: Finding The Right Length

Bicycle shoes are not running shoes! In contrast to choosing a running or even walking shoe you do not need extra room in your bicycle shoes. There is no rolling motion of the foot in cycling. You can easily test if the length of your bicycle shoe is appropriate. Just take out the original insole of the shoe you are interested in buying and step on the insole.


The shoe’s length is ideal, if you have three to five millimeters from the front of your big toe to the upper end of the insole. Make sure that your heel is located right at the lower end of the insole when you carry out this test!


Step #2: Checking The Width


Now that you found the right length you should not compromise on the width! The front region of the foot is the widest part of the foot and very sensitive in cycling as this is where the transfer of power from foot to pedal happens. There should not be any unnecessary pressure or space on the sides of the foot.


Step #3: The Fastening System


Moreover, you should take a good look at your shoes fastening system. Buckles and Velcro should not exert any additional pressure. When fastening your shoe the top material of the bicycle shoe should never fold, otherwise this could apply extra pressure points onto your foot. The form of the shoe is likely to suit to your foot if the fastening system is in a middle position when closing the shoe.


Step #4: Heel Support


A good cycling shoe fit provides a secure anchor for your heel. It should never slip, nor there any extra pressure or pain while walking.


Ask a second person to help you to check if the shoe has a good hold for your heel. This person should press the closed shoe to the floor. Now you have to try to raise the heel. If you manage to raise the heel fully or partly out of the shoe, the shoe is not supporting your heel accurately.


Step #5: Your Personal Impression


Finally: Your bicycle shoes should feel completely comfortable. If you feel that the fit is not perfect ask your dealer if there are any alternative brands or fits that would suit your requirements. Apply the four steps as explained above again when trying other shoes.


BEV.INT’L CORP is the manufacturer of specializing in producing kinds of quality bicycle parts and accessories. Their products include bicycle shoes, frame, front forks, bar ends, saddles etc. If you are interested in learning more information about BEV’s bicycle shoes and so on bike accessories, welcome to check out their website and feel free to send inquiries to them.



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Looking for The Best Archery Equipment Supplies

Archery equipment comes in all shapes and sizes and it is important for you to get the right kind for your needs. You can purchase a bow and arrows as well as all the other archery supplies and accessories online. This is a great way to shop because you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Before you do that however, you have to make sure you are getting the right products to avoid wasting money.


One of the first things you need to think about before you buy archery supplies online is compatibility. Different manufactures make different archery related products that follow the industry rules without necessarily being exactly similar. As a result, you may end up purchasing a bow and arrows or any other supplies that cannot be used together properly if you purchase them from incompatible brands. You bear the responsibility of making sure that such a thing does not happen because you may fail to get a refund and thus have wasted your money.


Another way of ensuring that you get what you need is to compare the prices of the items you are interested in purchasing. Plenty of online stores offer different brands of archery supplies at different price rates. You have to ensure that you shop around and get the best deal there is in terms of prices and brands. You can get products well within your budget this way.


In order for you consider yourself as having gotten the best financial deal possible as far as buying supplies for your archery equipment is concerned, you also have to consider the quality of items you are getting. Buying a low quality supply set for your archery equipment at a low price is not as good a deal as getting a high quality archery supply set at competitive market prices. This because high quality supplies and accessories last longer and have less maintenance costs as compared to their low quality counterparts which may need to be repaired or replaced often. As a result, high quality supplies end up being lower in terms of general associated costs in the long term, which is a great deal for any perceptive buyer.


Client reviews and testimonials will come in handy in ensuring you get the right kind of information if you want to buy archery supplies online. This is because they are written from the perspective of people who have experience dealing with different brands of products of this kind. You will be able to access the best products that are well worth your money if you pay attention to this information.


Man Kung has manufactured archery equipment since 1988, and which make them an experienced archery supplies manufacturer in the industry. Mainly products include: crossbow series, crossbow accessory, archery bows, archery bow accessory and archery toys. Need more information about archery equipment series, welcome to visit the website of Man Kung and feel free to contact with them!




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The Process of Getting Started With Your Archery Bow

If you are thinking about getting involved in archery, but you are not sure what you need, then you are in luck. One thing that I like about this sport is that there are only a few things that you need to get off and running. Obviously, the first thing that you would need to buy is one of the many archery bows that are on the market today. Next, you will need to get arrows to shoot. To make your life a bit easier, there are also some accessories that I would recommend.


When you first start you will need to make the decision on which of the many archery bows you would like to shoot. There are compounds, recurves, takedown bows, longbows, etc. out there so it is best that you do a bit of research on them before you commit buying your bow of choice. They all have their own unique set of attributes that are made to fit archers of all varieties. Once you figure out what type of shooting you want to do, then you need to figure out how much you are willing to spend. This will help you narrow down your focus and hone in on a decision.


You now need to get yourself something to shoot. The most popular arrows that you will find out there are wood, aluminum and carbon. I have personally transitioned from using the wood arrows in my childhood, to aluminum in my teens, and now the only thing that I use is carbon. Everything matters when you are shooting your archery bow, so you need to make sure that the arrows are consistent. Carbon is extremely consistent, but they will be the most expensive. Aluminum is a good starter arrow because they are relatively inexpensive, and are more consistent than wood. I would suggest staying away from wood arrows until you have developed an eye for purchasing arrows because it is much harder to find a quality wood version.


I would also suggest that you get an archery arm glove or an archery bow release-depending on the type of bow that you purchased. When I began shooting, I mainly liked to use recurve bows. When you start to move up in weight, your fingers get sore after 40-50 shots due to finger pinch — unless you are using a glove. Once I moved up to a compound bow, I knew that there would be no way that I would be able to draw a 55-70 pound compound bow with my fingers so I opted to use an archery bow release.


If you are anything like me, then you will probably also want to get an archery target so that you do not have to drive to your local archery range every time that you want to shoot. I purchased a Bulldog archery target as they offer a lifetime guarantee. This means that I can shoot off a couple of dozen arrows when I feel that I need a little bit extra practice. Again, the archery target is not a necessity like the arrows, and the archery bows are, but having one never hurts so that you can get as much practice as possible out of it.


Once you have your bow, arrows, target and accessories you can start the fun part. Shooting an archery bow is the next journey that you will embark on. Getting the equipment was the easiest part, now it is time to perfect your form. It is good to read up on tips and tricks when shooting your archery bow, but shooting is the best.


Man Kung archery bow series including recurve bows and compound bows, which are manufactured with different specification to satisfy various demand of the clients. And we also provide archery bow accessories for you to choose. Welcome to browse our archery bow products below to find the most suitable bow for you. We believe that Man Kung is the first choice of archery bow manufacturer to you!


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