Month: June 2014

Bike News, Mombee Design

Mombee Designs – First T-shirts ordered

Just placed an order for the first 100 Mombee cycle t-shirts – with luck they’ll be with us at the end of next week. In the meantime, we’ll keep the design under our hats (cycle helmets – ed?), but rest assured it’s a simple punchy design that we love. This is a real watershed moment… …

Bikes

Hire a Post Office bike – Best bike birthday present

It was my ‘bike birthday’ last weekend, not quite my actual birthday, but an opportunity for the Malmesbury Peloton to get together for a ride and some lunch. I’d been given some idea of the route, so pulled out the road bike and donned my lycra ready for 10.30, only to find Ian arrive astride …

Tools

KOM mug – Meilleurs Grimpeur French style

During a last minute dash through the mini-mart in a small French town, as we were gearing up to leave after a week’s skiing, that this mug caught my eye. I’ve been a fan of the KOM polka-dot shirt since long before Strava started to claim some sort of copyright, so this mug seemed perfect… …

Pumps

Lezyne Pressure Drive – Perfect for pockets

It’s that age-old question… should I sully the beautiful lines of my new Bianchi with a frame-mount pump… simple answer is No!! So the next question was, could you really stow a pump in a jersey pocket without losing it mid-ride, only to realise when you’re standing at the side of the road with a …

Shorts

US Postal shorts = Bad-ass MTBer?

I’ve had my US Postal bib shorts for twelve-plus years and it’s testament to their quality that they survived this long. They’re a bit thin in places, but they’re not indecent, so I carry on wearing them… on a mountain bike. I absolutely wouldn’t be seen dead on a road-bike in these shorts. Friends will …