Month: March 2014

Design News

Getty Images are offering 35+ million images royalty-free

This is interesting and is generating a fair amount of discussion… Getty Images are offering 35+ million images royalty-free and causing uproar in the photographic community. It’s not quite as negative as the ‘giving your work away’ stance that seems to be the default position, as reading the Getty T&C’s implies that any user needs …

Wheels

Shimano RS30 – Budget deep rim wheel set

I met a fellow Malmesbury cyclist after a ride last week and he asked me whether the deep rims on my bike were noticeable, and the honest were that they weren’t. Last year, the Shimano R500 rear wheel on my Cannondale finally gave up after nearly 8 years, which isn’t too bad I guess – …

Components

Saddles, bars and other touch points

These are those key touch-points… the points at which and the bike become one. All bikes come with the touch-points that the manufacturer thinks will suit you best (some bikes don’t come with pedals? – Ed), but you’re different to your mate. So assuming that the bikes fits and the moving bits are all working …

Dream bike

Racer Rosa jumps to the top of the Dream Bike list

Concerns that a Condor, albeit a steel steed, might not quite tick the exclusivity boxes, have meant the Acciaio dropping to second on the Dream List. Although I have yet to see one in the flesh, on paper (or rather the web) the Racer Rosa Spirit frame looks to be about perfect… just need to …

Technology

Decathlon watch – GeoNaute 200 – Review

I really like the simplicity of this ‘training’ watch that I found at Decathlon, that wonderful French sports emporium. We’d bought a similar watch as a present of a friend of one of the boy’s last year, and I’d kicked myself for not getting one then… given is was the princely sum of 18-or-so Euros. …