To the thieves who just stole the lights from my bike there's something you need to know about the contents of the saddle bag you also stole.The bag is worth a tenner new, that bag has been through two winters. It is far from new. The rear … [Read more...] about Ipswich bike thieves – read this or die.
This morning I had one of those rides where I was sure the effort I was having to make felt a little tougher than usual. Admittedly I'd gone out on a whim having only eaten a banana and I knew that my legs would be a little tired from the forty … [Read more...] about My rim has been compromised
Well here's the ride I did yesterday https://www.strava.com/activities/82896536I used my geared bike and when we were going up hills the easiest gear was nowhere near low enough! Everyone else was spinning but I was having to shove so hard my … [Read more...] about My first ride in the Lake District and the damage done.
When I bought my first (and still current) road bike I knew that it had enjoyed a rather 'lively' existance before becoming a part of my modest stable. It had Dura Ace durrelier and front crankset and Ultegra brifters and front changer, and there's … [Read more...] about Bye bye Dura Ace
Punctures were starting to take the enjoyment out of my cycling until I found out how to stop getting punctures. I had a job on an industrial estate and had to cycle past a windscreen repair place that always had a skip full of glass outside; I … [Read more...] about How to stop getting punctures on your bike
...shit. I bought you in 2001 when I decided that I would cycle everywhere instead of driving. My previous bike was a Raleigh Mustang bought with my paper-round money, by comparison you (what were you? A Raleigh Montana?) were light as a … [Read more...] about Bye bye BSO MTB, you were…