A quick word on riding bikes and heart issues, notably AF and SVT, something I have some experience of. Maybe it could help you understand and compare if you get similar symptoms. Born in ’69 and riding bikes since 5, I’ve never stopped riding bikes. And unlike the skinny stereotype cyclist, I have probably carried […]Read more "Riding Rhythms"
This is a quick summary of my experiments with chain waxing. Would Mr Miyagi be happy? I am probably late to this game. I have commuted for years over mixed on/off-road and gritty and wet conditions, and have worn chains down to 1% wear in a matter of months. My faithful old Surly: I became […]Read more "Wax on, wax off"
Starting position was flat tyres, rusty brakes cables, broken gears, loose spokes… and lots of rust. Most of those things could be fixed easily enough. But to get a feel of the bike, and determine whether it was worth saving, I quickly gave the inner tubes some love, and rode around in circles for a […]Read more "1983 Peugeot PSV 10 renovation part 1"
Realising a dream I was retelling the story recently; In 1983, at the age of 14, I spent many weekends drooling over the Carlton bikes in the LBS. My best friend had then been given a Carlton Criterium, a step above anything I’d owned. It was metallic green, swift and very cool. The bikes I […]Read more "Renovations"
“It never gets easier, you just go faster.” – Greg LemondRead more "PROPS 2017 World Famous Bristol to Bordeaux cycling challenge"
Or why its sensible every now and again, to take things apart, just for the hell of it.Read more "What lurks beneath (the Campagnolo surface)"
Thoughts on road riding again after a tarmac break.Read more "The road to Bordeaux starts here"