Diagnosis: Puncture

(with apologies to Dick Van Dyke) Punctures are frustrating. But what can be even more frustrating is working out why they happen. And why they didn’t used to happen. And why they seem to be affecting perfectly good tyres and inner tubes… My bike left the factory with these Giant S-RX4 tyres. They are a […]

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A lesson in premium branding from Brooks – and a lesson in premium service from Germany

Brooks know how to make a purchase feel special. It’s something of an anachronism that these ancient leather saddles are still hugely coveted more than 100 years after they first appeared. And although you (can) pay a lot of money for a Brooks product – getting it in your hands makes it worth every penny. […]

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My commuter bike

I’ve been cycling to work for just over 6 months. Basically – I love it. It’s the quickest way into work (non-stop traffic along the route means that a car lags behind); it keeps me fit and healthy (with one proviso that I will mention in a moment); it’s cheap; and it’s therapeutic – starting […]

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