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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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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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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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Video review – Wera tools – Kraftform and Zyklop ratchet

First Timer A Video review, my first in fact. A difficult thing for an introvert to make but I managed to get through it and am pleased (enough) with the results.  This is not a sponsored post, Wera has no idea about it and both of the tools are my own, purchased with my own money to make my life …

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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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Newroad stylee

Road cycling apparel is always the last element of the sport to be accepted by the mountain bike convert or new rider alike. Week upon week, my beginner group of road cyclists would show up in jogging trousers or running t-shirts. These riders cling to their baggy shorts just as their baggy shorts cling to them in the rain or …

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The name IS the game

A name is an important part of life. A good name can be a road-map which guides its owner on their way. Names can be a reminder of who we are, who we wish to be or a reminder of those who love us. The best names give their owners a head start in life and by their use, can …