Since Google Now has been spamming me with this article for the last few days, I feel it is appropriate for me to respond. road.cc may well be a road bike site, but their suggestions for “Commuting bike of the year” are frankly ridiculous. 9 of the 10 bikes have drop bars, and two of […]Read more "“Commuting Bike of the Year”"
So, after 18 months of cycle commuting (and riding a lot more in between), I’ve finally treated myself to a modern bike. I had considered many options (too many in fact), and in the end made a snap purchase of the best value big-name disc-braked bike I could find, for the simple reason that my […]Read more "Preparing a Giant Roam for the city"
It’s not often you see these levers mounted so I thought I would post a couple of pics (before I take them back off again)… What do I like about the levers (Dia-Compe’s DC139, in case you were wondering)? I like the aesthetic, and the way they keep that clean curve of the front of […]Read more "“Guidonnet” levers in the wild"
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. […]Read more "A lesson in premium branding from Brooks – and a lesson in premium service from Germany"
And then there were three… As time has gone on, I’ve become a bit clearer about what I want from a bike to commute on. And riding at a leisurely pace in work clothes it what suits me best. And what better way to ride in gentleman’s work clothes than on a gentleman’s bike? You […]Read more "What’s this – ANOTHER 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 […]Read more "My commuter bike"
Now I have never had any particular interest in Raleigh bikes – my bikes as a child/youth were an MCS BMX bike (which I think may have been a lot rarer than I realised at the time) and a Peugeot MTB. But for some reason, all of the second-hand bikes I have bought as an […]Read more "Another new bike!"