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Thursday thoughts – bike industry shake up

The bike industry’s bike shop business model is dog shit. Here are some ideas for anyone worried that they are going out of business. I hope it helps someone out of the drain. Please address all hate mail to the comments. Thanks.

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Saddle sore – How to – Prevention and treatment

Pain in the ass. If you are new to cycling then this may be news to you, cycling can be a real pain in the butt. As a new cyclist, you may never have considered the battle waged between the legs of amateurs and pros alike. The battle for comfort, against overwhelming pressure, friction, heat, moisture, and skin. We are …

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Gravel bike build – £100 Budget custom bike

Gravel bike you say? The idea of playing around with a fat-tire, go anywhere, drop handlebar Gravel bike has always appealed to me. The idea of a bike that can be equally at home on the daily commute and the rough bike trail is something of legendary status because the two disciplines are so drastically different. There must be a …

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How to – The Waterproof backpack for commuting – A guide

Today we have another video how to. My previous waterproof backpack video entitled “How to pack your backpack for commuting by bike” can be found here. Continuing my series on the waterproof backpack. I’m going to look at them in a little more detail. This includes closure types, how to look after your waterproof backpack and how best to fit …

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How to – Pack your backpack for cycle commuting

Pack your bags! Today I have another how-to, ever wondered how best to pack your backpack for cycle commuting? Have you ever wanted to know what a cycle commuter carries on his back? Why his bag is so big? or how he fits it all in?  Newby. Are you a beginner cycle commuter struggling to nail the daily pack? maybe you have …

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Rise from the splashes – A Dawes Kingpin refurb

The Kingpin. Have you ever seen a shoe by the side of the road and wondered how it got there? Ever wondered how the person who lost that shoe, had fled the vicinity? Hopping, limping? I wonder about these things a lot, like how come a pair of shoes is worth £50 but just one shoe is worthless? But that …

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Product demo – KOM cycling – Garmin edge bike mount

Today’s post is a sponsored video demo of a Garmin bike mount. Videos like this are a lot of work and I can’t stand watching myself once they are completed, but they are a lot of fun to make.  The product is available in the US only, Via Amazon or via the CyclingKOM website. Use this link to buy and Amazon …

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Thursday thoughts – Sharing the road – Halfords

Sharing the Road report 2017 by Halfords In a previous Thursday thoughts post, (found here)  I talked about the likelihood that high profile court cases, dockless bike share, and electric bikes would lead to legislation regarding the registration of bicycles. Well thanks to Halfords, this prediction is one step closer to a reality. Read the report. This week Halfords published their Sharing …

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Cycle commuting #3 – pannier

Cycle commuting #3 – Pannier Bags Unbelievable Baggage After looking into the use of backpacks and frame mounted bags in previous episodes of this series,( which can be found here, and here) it’s time to get serious. Panniers are widely understood to be the best way to carry items on a bicycle, used by world tourers and occasional commuters alike …