A large part of the enjoyment I get from bikes & biking is from the technology. It’s in the blood – I’ve enjoyed 35 years in engineering so far both professionally and in my private life.
My new blog describes the technology behind the machine and old bikes in general – a basic 'how it works' – covering the engine, gearbox, cycle parts, and fuel & electrical systems.
The blog is at http://classicbiketech.blogspot.co.uk/
It's based initially around Britain's favourite two-stroke learner bike, the BSA Bantam. I'll add to it as I come up with technical stuff that might be useful to others.