Category Archives: Bikes

More Bike Repairs

Having given my commuting bike a new lease of life with a Single Speed conversion  I have been enjoying riding it around, until it broke on on me. Literally the handle bar just snapped. So I took the opportunity to perform a few repairs / upgrades.

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Flour Supplies and More Bread

Yesterday saw a trip to the velodrome in Newport with a return journey via Shipton Mill. The perfect combination of bread and bikes. The velodrome was great as usual but having never been to Shipton Mill I was intrigued to see what I would find. What I left with was 7 kg of new flour and a new book, and that made me very happy.

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Olympics Round Up

Claire and myself in our Games Maker uniforms holding an Olympic torch, at Sandown race course

Ok so I know there are a few more days left at the Olympics, but my involvement is over and I wanted to talk about it. So for the past few weeks I have been a Games Maker, you know one of those many thousand of volunteers in the distinctive purple outfits that spend their time milling around. That was me.

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Upgrading to Single Speed

Following the trend of upgrading (baking stone) I have taken on a new project, to upgrade my commuting bike, to a single speed. So I bought a new chainset and a converter and set about making a single speed.

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Fibre Flare

This is perhaps the most overdue post yet. I bought this product on a bit of a whim back in May and haven’t had a chance to properly test it, until last night. So it’s about time for a review I think. For those of you who don’t know the Fibre Flare is a flexible strip light for your bike / self. Designed to be visible not to see by.

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Di Cooke 10m TT – 2012 Photos

So I was out supporting Claire at the Di Cooke 10m TT this afternoon. The course is a simple out and back on the K41/10, and features as one of this years women’s series. The conditions were, cold with a bit of wind, so not a fast day but nothing too apocalyptical (as with recent TT’s).

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Tacx T1000 Rollers

So I have been waiting a few days to write this entry. Basically the new rollers arrived just after the track bike, but I didn’t want to write a report until I had actually properly tested them. The first step was to actually work out how to use them properly, without falling off.

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First Outing

As was hoped we managed to get down to Newport velodrome this morning for their drop in session, giving me the chance to take the new Felt TK3 for a spin. It was fantastic, everything I had hoped.

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New Bike For The Stable

Yesterday saw the arrival of my new bike, a 2011 Felt TK3 track bike, in pearl white.

Like a kid at Christmas I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Buying from E-Bay there is always a risk, but this arrived in perfect condition, hand delivered my the previous owner, and I couldn’t be happier.

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