Writing about bikes

After 20 odd years working in and around the cycling industry, for myself and others, I decided riding bikes was more fun than working with them. Over that time though, I wrote a lot of stuff about bikes on blogs and the like. Some was good, some, well... not so much. Rather than loose it all when I shut everything down once and for all, I have kept some of my favourite, and more popular pieces here for... prosperity?

I also am working on a few new pieces as well...

Road Raging

Lately there has been a lot of hoopla about the supposed war going on between ‘cyclists’ and drivers…

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Bike Shops

Now this might come as a shock to some retailers but I have a theory about just why you might be loosing business. The theory is simple and goes something like this – you suck.

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Bike Snobs

The sort of stuff I see on a regular basis is a lot more passive but every bit as insidious.

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Old Skool Warbirds

I started thinking though, why don’t we just (and others with a similar love affair for older bikes) upgrade to something modern…

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The cost of weight loss

I have a question for you – what’s the best way to make your bike lighter?

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I’m going back to heavy

The 55 is a great fork but it’s bloody heavy, it truly is. All you have to do is pick up the bike to realise this…. or even just the fork alone. I wondered if I could stick a lighter fork on the front?

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Advertising?

Yet despite this many of today’s adverts tell you that it should be, and is mostly about, victory and winning.

And that’s where I have an issue.

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650b, placebo effect or something more?

Unless you have been living in a large hole of late, there is a new wind blowing through the mountain bike world…

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The Bog Standard

Put up your hand if you remember what it was like to ride a mountain bike in the early to mid 90’s. Remember all those must have, lust worthy boutique parts?

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That Place

I think it’s one of those things that every one who’s ever ridden a mountain bike has

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