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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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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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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 …

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Pain in the butt!

Pain in the butt, If you are new to cycling then you may be surprised to learn that one thing unites us all, it is the leveler, the uniting factor that mountain bikers, road cyclists, and everyone else who rides bikes will agree on. Cycling is a pain in the butt. When you cycle for the first time the discomfort …

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Why?

Am I a cyclist because I ride my bike ? or do I ride my bike because I am a cyclist? When was the last time you asked yourself why you do the things that you do? The answer to this profound cycle-ogical question could put the fun back in the bike Living in the city and working a high …

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The CIA, Cycling Issues – Acronym/Abbreviation

You may have noticed that acronyms and cycling go hand in hand. Barely a day passes without my noticing a new, mysterious combination of letters printed in bizarre places on a bicycle or bicycle paraphernalia. It seems that the whole industry is searching for a good acronym or abbreviation; Clothing companies, bicycle manufacturers, magazines, websites, are all willing to shorten …

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Neglectathon

There is a certain self-sufficient mentality that has grown in me, whether it comes from my upbringing or from a necessity of life, I do not know. I can’t feel secure unless I can get myself out of trouble should the need arise. This appears in all aspects of my life from riding a bicycle to carrying a pocket multi-tool …

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Tri troubles – Gulf news – Jan 15

The original article can be found here – Gulf News  So you are hitting all of your training goals, smashing personal bests and destroying your local Strava segments. You are as at home in the water as an otter and have been issued speeding tickets whilst on your morning run. But one thing could be holding you back. It is …