I’m not sure there’s such a thing as the ‘perfect’ bike, at least if you’re attempting to shoehorn everything into one machine. But right now, I have to say my current setup feels completely dialled. It’s as good as it’s …[ Read More → ]
Recently, I acquired an old Specialized Stumpjumper through the classified pages of Craiglist. As the first production mountain bike in the world, the venerable Stumpy is the stuff of legends, and a bike I’ve long coveted. Although 20 years of …[ Read More → ]
Bicycle workshop are petite havens of bike love: homes to geometry doodles, frame jigs, welding goggles, wood-handled files, old and oily machinery, and lengths of tubing that spell raw potential. From this clutter, somehow, bikes are born, creations that far …[ Read More → ]
I’m recently back from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. It’s the third time I’ve attended this gathering of artisan framebuilders – first Portland, then Sacramento and now Denver, Colorado.
This is by no means any attempt at a comprehensive …[ Read More → ]
Urban Dictionary definition of Klunker: An automobile, or occasionally another object, that is in poor condition due to mechanical problems, age, damage or other issues.
Required watching: http://www.youtube.com/embed/SVWP6VaLtvw
Growing up in the UK is a sure way of harbouring envy for …[ Read More → ]
Update: now with click-able big-able pictures!
I’ve been cogitating a lot about fat bikes these last few months.
You might have spotted these larger than life, balloon-tyre bikes out and about – they’re all the rage right now, as riders …[ Read More → ]
More semi-nerdish gear talk, I’m afraid. A persistent cold and rattly lungs have delayed my travels plans – I’ll be heading off for a few days of Arizonan bikepacking very soon though, hopefully returning with a story or two to …[ Read More → ]
As I ready myself for a short tour, I figured I’d use this opportunity to jot down the gear I tend to carry – for my own recollection as much as general knowledge. I’ve noted a few comments where appropriate, …[ Read More → ]