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How good is a cyclocross bike… the joy of CX

I took delivery of my Cannondale CAADX cyclocross bike between Christmas 2014 and New Year, and it’s been a revelation. In other posts I’ve commented on the trials and tribulations of sorting a winter bike to keep the Bianchi unscathed during the ice and mud that we’ll be getting out in the south-west in months …

Bike News

Cycling inspiration in one picture

Inspiration comes in many forms and the advertisers try their damnedest to persuade us one way or another. But there’s one image that’s really inspired me to dig deep this year and to get out & ride whatever the weather… it’s this Rapha banner image from the shop site, which I trust they won’t mind …

Books, Cycle Blog

George Hincapie’s The Loyal Lieutenant – Foreword by Armstrong!

I was given George Hincapie’s biography “The Loyal Lieutenant” for Christmas. It’s one of those books that I’ve seen on the shelves in bookshops and wondered what it would tell us about the inner workings and turmoils of the Lance Armstrong machine. Cards on the table first… I never liked Lance Armstong. Friends & family …

Cycle Blog

Winter bike saga – Part 3 – We got ‘cross

After all of the indecision (Part 1) and the fixie shenanigans (Part 2) I threw all of the original plans out and went back to the drawing board. While I was trying to sort of the ebay fixie, I managed to get a few mountain rides in and decisied that, having also seen the Cyclocross …

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Winter bike saga – Part 2 – The ebay nightmare

As outlined in Part 1 of the Winter Bike Saga, at the start of Dec 2014 I decided that a fixie would be the ideal winter hack and although I was happy to buy a new bike (the Fuji Track looked the best bet), a secondhand single-speed fixie caught my eye on ebay. In practice …

Cycle Blog

Winter bike saga – Part 1

Firstly… this is a bit of a retrospective… I shoulkd have posted this back in early December 2014, but what with this and that the Mombee Posts went awry… so here’s my attempt to catch-up, I trust no-one minds too much. As we headed into the winter I was getting nervous… I was really concerned …

Bike News

Ultimate Christmas presents for cyclists

Ultimate Christmas presents Cycling gives you the option to spend amounts of money on your passion (that’s your bike, not your significant other?) that start to make your head spin. How about a bike for the price of a small car or feeding an expensive coffee addiction with the ultimate expresso machine? Ever since we …

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Best Christmas presents for cyclist – the stocking fillers

It’s that time again… what to buy your bike-obsessed friend/brother/wife/son/etc for Christmas. So here’s the first of two reviews to help you out… the second one looks at those special (more expensive – Ed) presents that you’ll see appearing on lists for Santa, but this one gives you some simple initial ideas. Where you’re buying …