Changing The Wheels On A Track Bike

In my last post, I talked about the upgrades to my track bike. The main thing was the wheels. I love how simple track bikes are and how they look without the 'clutter' of brakes, gears and cables. This was the first time I'd changed the wheels on a track bike. It's similar to a... Continue Reading →

My Track Bike Update

A couple of weeks ago I talked about having a bike day. Not a day of riding but a day where I managed to spend a bit of time giving some of my bikes some TLC and a few upgrades. One of these bikes was my track bike. When I bought it, I came across... Continue Reading →

Dropper Posts

One of the best things for your mountain bike! I mentioned in my previous post that I'd finally managed to install a dropper post on my hardtail. I've had dropper posts before, on my previous and currently full suspension bikes. For those that don't know, a dropper post is a seat post that can be... Continue Reading →

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 →

It’s Warming Up

Finally! We are definitely on the edge of winter and nearly into spring. The evenings are getting lighter; I'm now able to go to and from work without turning my car headlights on. Ok, bad analogy, I don't turn them on, my car does it for me. But still. The temperature is increasing too! Over... Continue Reading →

Overshoes Are So Underrated

One of the best things I have ever invested in, other than waterproof socks, is overshoes. Especially for when the temperature drops. For a long time, I'd never bothered with overshoes, until I started going out for longer rides in cooler temperatures. Don't get me wrong, these weren't freezing temperatures, I don't do those on... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: A Café Run

My favourite type of ride. It happened completely by accident and we didn't plan on heading for a coffee. Although, from now, I think that should always be the plan. Josh and I decided that we would go for a ride. The weather was bright, chilly but the sun was out. I headed over to... Continue Reading →

A New Saddle

I've been looking at the Specialized Power saddle for a while now, as soon as it came out I was curious about it. It didn't help that one of my mates who works at Specialized was singing its praises. The saddle came out a while ago, 2015 to be exact, but it's taken me this... Continue Reading →

The Cyclists List

Don't lie to me, every cyclist has one... It could be a new bike, a shiny new upgrade or some new kit. I know I always have a list of shiny new cycling stuff. New bikes come out every year, upgraded components get released and I can't help but look. But then I think, if... Continue Reading →

First Ride

Will's got his new bike! A Specialized Tarmac. It didn't take long for him to fall in love with it. About 3 laps of the car park to be precise. We played around with the saddle height and position for a little bit to make sure he was happy and comfortable. Nothing worse than being... Continue Reading →

Bike Shopping

No, unfortunately, it's not for me. My friend Will has decided that he fancied a new bike. Last week was less riding and more looking. We decided that we'd go at the weekend and start looking at some different bikes. Obviously, Will had done some looking beforehand, sensible really. He had a rough idea of what... Continue Reading →

Hardtails

9 times out of 10 if I'm going out on the mountain bikes then my Santa Cruz Bronson, my full suspension bike, usually gets picked. However, on recent rides, I've been taking my Orange hardtail out for a spin. I love a good looking hardtail, especially ones with a good amount of travel up front.... 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 →

The Weekend Ride: Sherwood Pines

I know, back here again, but it's definitely an easy place to go, especially at short notice. Well, I say short notice, I got a text from Josh staying that we should go out to pines but on the hardtails. Something we haven't done in a while. Especially as the bike was sitting in the garage... Continue Reading →

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