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Bicycles as a thing of a beauty

The great poet, John Keats said ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ He might have added, that with regard to bicycles, simplicity = beauty. Compare these two bikes: Rob English’s time trial bike Source: Bike Radar photo gallery I advise checking out the Bike Radar photo gallery. There’s some very nice aerodynamic design […]

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Vintage 1981 Trek Road Bike

I’ve had this old Trek road bike in New York for 10 years. It was pretty old and battered, even when I bought it 10 years ago. I think it was originally made in the early 1980s. In its time, it would have been a top of the range model, used in road racing. But, […]

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Jamis Allegro X Sport Review

Jamis is not a well known bicycle brand, but Jamis have a large range of bikes from road bikes to cyclo-cross. The Jamis Allegro X Sport is hybrid bike with front fork suspension. It will appeal to those looking for a good value hybrid which is suitable for the off the road as well as […]

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KTM Strada 1000 Review

KTM are better known as a motorbike manufacturer. They have been producing cycles abroad for quite a few years, but are now trying to crack the competitive British market. I took this for a test ride and was impressed at the value for money (¬£899)for a sub ¬£1,000 road bike. The bike is based on […]

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Winter Training Bikes

A winter training bike is a great luxury to have. You can ride it into the ground and not worry (too much) about your expensive groupset rusting away on salty roads. If things go well, you might spend many hours on your winter training bike, getting in all those winter miles. Make sure it is […]

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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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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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Electra Amsterdam Review

The Electra Amsterdam – A distinctive Dutch style cruiser bike – designed for comfort rather than speed. Electra is an American company, and they have tried hard to make a very competitive kind of ‘Dutch Style’ cruiser bike. The result is a classic steel frame bike in the distinctive relaxed riding style, but combined with […]

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Subrosa Letum Fixed Review

Subrosa Letum Fixed Review

The Subrosa Letum is a fixed wheel bike which takes inspiration from both a classic fixed whell commuter bike and also bmx style components, hoping to give an enjoyable riding experience for those who want to pound away around a city centre. I would have to start my review by saying I really could never […]

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Oxford Bike Photos from Weekend

Oxford Bike Photos from Weekend

Concentration Traditional Oxford bike This is fun Chatting on Bike

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