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Split Tyre

10 Tips for Avoiding Punctures

This Continental 4000- split and punctured on a ride- I had to put new inner tube and ride home like this! If I had been clever, I would have founded strong leaf to improvise some protection between tyre and inner tube. But, I only thought of that after I luckily got home. If I listed […]

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Amsterdam White Bicycle Scheme

In the 1960s, Amsterdam had much lower cycle rates. To try and reduce pollution and congestion in the city centre, one anarchist group launched a scheme to promote mass bicycle use. It involved giving out free white bicycles and leaving them unlocked in strategic locations around Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the scheme was not a success, some […]

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Single Speed Value and Single Speed Pain

Earlier in the year, I reviewed the Dawes Mono – and really quite liked it. I’m tempted by’s offer of 60% off, meaning it is only £256. Very good value. Dawes Mono Single Speed Unisex Road Bike at Stuck in the 12 Sprocket Not such a good experience with single speed was my […]

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Single Speed Bicycles

Thinking about my next commuting bike, I have become interested in the idea of getting a single speed bike. (I wouldn’t want a  fixed gear bike for commuting, though some do choose to have it ) A single speed bike would have certain advantages over a conventional bike, and also I like the simplicity of […]

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Raleigh Oxford Review

I’m not sure how this bike came to have the distinctive name of ‘Raleigh’. Raleigh are the famous British manufacturer with a long and illustrious history  who sponsored one of the top Pro cycle teams of the 1970s and 1980s. Recently, they have re-entered the high end road bike market to capitalise on their strong […]

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Trek Equinox TTX 9.9 SSL – Review

A review of the Trek Equinox TT 9.9 SSL after 2 seasons of racing. This is my new Carbon fibre bike frame. A bit different from most of the bikes pictured on this blog. The first thing that strikes you about the frame is well – it’s orange (remember that old advertising slogan by Orange […]

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Vintage Cycle Ads

  Raleigh, the all steel bicycle 1951. Sir Thomas Drake gives the silk carpet treatment. (not exactly sure why, but they look happy to be riding their Raleighs.

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Santos Touring Bike

Santos Touring Bike

Santos bikes was established by a Dutch mountain bike enthusiast, Robbert Rutgrink. It seeks to offer a highly customised bike to meet the preferences of the cyclist. This is a Santos Travel Master 2.6  Alu which was used in a successful around the world bike ride by James Bowthorpe (18,000 miles in 176 days) I […]

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Ammaco Dresden Review

Ammaco Dresden. A hybrid bike for under £170. It looks good and seems to offer tremendous value. But, as soon as you start riding it you know why it is so cheap. Yet, these cheap hybrid bikes do sell tremendously well. Many buyers just want a bike under £200, no matter what the components are […]

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GT Transeo 3.0 Review

GT Transeo 3.0 – A  heavy duty hybrid bike to withstand both road and off road cycling. Towards the MTB spectrum of hybird bikes. A friend has a regular cycle routine of cycling a 14 mile route on quiet roads, four times a week. He sees cycling as a low impact form of exercise which […]

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Kona Dr Good Review

Kona Dr Good Review

The Kona Dr Good is a low maintenance 7 speed hybrid bike for easy use around town and beyond. Main features 7 speed internal hub gear system. Single chain ring at front Shimano Front disc brake Shimano Rear roller brake. Frame: Kona 7005 Aluminium Butted Fork: Kona Project Two Aluminum Swept back handlebars for relaxed […]

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