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Pain

This article is available at this link. Written for Cycling-bargains.co.uk

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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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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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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 …

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Throwback – Race Report – Shawka MTB Orienteering

  Call Log; Dan “Hey, do you want to race, it’s orienteering but on an MTB in Shawka, Ras al Khaimah” Myself “yeah that sounds great” Dan “1.5 hours or 3 hours race?” Myself “All or nothing, 3!”   This conversation led me to my first experience of an event whose format is new to the UAE.  The MTBO is …

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Cycle commuting #2 – Frame bag

By using the term frame bag I am referring to any luggage that attaches to a part of your bike using straps. I.e. Not panniers. The sheer amount of different frame bags available is a testament to their usefulness and versatility.  Every conceivable empty space between, above, below, in front of and behind, has been catered for. The current trend …

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Sand

Sand and the middle eastern cyclists who live with it. A look back at my first published article.

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Cycle commuting #1 – Backpack

This is a sponsored article looking into the science behind commuting and the methods used by beginners, pros and everyone in between. Commuting by bicycle is fast becoming the best way for a lot of people to get to work. Taking control of when you leave instead of chasing a bus or train. Having personal space, time to think, and …