Open University explains bike design

Bike geeks rejoice: the Open University has launched a series of five short films exploring the history of bike design It starts with the advent of the French Velocipede in the 1800s, through the development of bike racing and ends with a look at the materials  being used today and where bicycle design might be … Read more

Gios: Into the blue

A retro build should be a labour of love. It should also be a test of patience, ingenuity and sheer bloody mindedness as Jingle Jangle found out with his Gios Super Record. One thing’s for sure: the flight to Turin was probably the easiest part. [blog_list thumb=”small” showposts=”12″ post_content=”excerpt” category_in=”81″ pagination=”true”]

Framebuilding: how hard can it be?

  by Luigi62 For the biking cognoscenti it’s a nice idea: have a custom bike crafted to your personal fit and form by a bespoke framebuilder. Like heading to Saville Row for a tailored suit, the luxury and exclusivity of having a bike made just for you is a something you’ll enjoy dreaming about about … Read more

Return to Tuscany

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” said Duncan as we rested at the top of another killer climb. “And I don’t understand why you’ve done it again.” Quite. When does something change from a ‘revisiting’ to a pilgrimage? It’s hard to quantify, but whatever the case, the trip to Tuscany for l’Eroica is … Read more

Yorkshire takes centre stage at TdF 2014 unveiling

In what must be considered the worst kept secret in professional cycling, Yorkshire was today confirmed as the hosts of the opening stages of the 2014 TdF. Never ones to hide their lights under a bushel, Yorkshire (aka, The Centre of the Universe) immediately released a short film of a man cycling round God’s own … Read more