The S-Works Build

I love building bikes. Especially my own, it gives them a more personal touch. After building up my new S-Works frame this will be the fifth bike I have built myself for myself. The plan was to use all of the bits and pieces from my old road bike and port them across to my... Continue Reading →

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My New Favourite Tool

Yep, that does sound like a bit of an odd title. Who has a favourite tool? It's such a simple one too, and it saves a lot of worries when you've removed the rear wheel. I'm sure I'm not the only one who, when they take the rear wheel out of the frame, is worried... Continue Reading →

Discovering a Bodge Job

You have to be slightly prepared when you buy a second-hand bike. Or second-hand anything for that matter. You never fully know what has happened or what work has been carried out before you get your hands on it. I've had a few second-hand bikes and components over the years and I'm starting to become... Continue Reading →

A Bike Kind of a Day

One of my favourite types of days. I even managed a little cheeky blast on the rollers towards the end of the afternoon. Over the last, however many months, I'd been slowly building up a small collection of new parts and components that I wanted to use to upgrade various bikes. Actually, there was at... Continue Reading →

A Quick Brake Change

Still not quite as quick as a Formula 1 pit stop. However, I think it's the quickest I've changed a set of brakes and discs on a bike. Oh and the handlebars for good measure. At the weekend, I received a text from Josh asking if I'd like to go for a quick blast around... Continue Reading →

Getting Your Bike Winter Ready

As the weather starts to turn more as we move towards autumn and winter with the temperatures dipping, the light diminishing earlier and more rain starting to fall. Getting your bike ready for these conditions is worth thinking about. Below are some of the things I like to do. Give your bike a good clean Technically... Continue Reading →

Keeping It Clean

A clean bike is a fast bike. The first time I heard this I was working in the bike industry and one of my colleagues said it out loud when looking at his beautiful cross country hardtail he'd just cleaned up and serviced. I had never really considered this before but it has stuck with... Continue Reading →

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