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Hambini – the Aeronautical Engineer who tells it like it is


If you read the recent, ‘Vik Rant’ we ran the other day, you’ll be aware that the VeloVeritas answer to Nostradamus is a disciple of a certain Mr. Hambini, purveyor of tools, small parts and bottom brackets as well as YouTube videos about the quality of bicycle frames and componentry.

His videos pull no punches and have not endeared him to certain sections of the frame and equipment community. The reply he gives is that he’s just telling the truth…

I thought it would be interesting speak to the man. Whilst we had him on the line we asked him his opinions on some of the bicycle design aspects of the moment. 

Thank you for speaking to us, can I open by asking about your background?

“I’m and aeronautical engineer on military jets like the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F 35 Lightning.”

How did you get into cycling?

“I have to tell you that I’m not someone who has ever ridden a bike to compete or is mad keen about the sport.

“I was simply a leisure cyclist who migrated into making parts for bicycles – I must stress that I’ve never had any desire to emulate Chris Froome.”