When Motobecane Became MBK: a Review of the Super Sprint

  Fall of the Giants Motobecane shares a similar history to Britain's Raleigh brand, and sadly both companies no longer produce bikes in their...

J’Accuse: Halfords and their Policy Against Bike Boxes.

  I'm not Stating the Obvious   Everyone knows that Halfords is a big corporate entity, expensive and holding a large piece of the pie of the...

Removing a Stuck Crankset By Extra Force

  Some Caveats   This method has been useful to me a number of times, with the problem of unyielding crank arms. With s bike stand, you only have so...

The 1980 Dawes Galaxy – Reborn in Pictures

  Bringing it Back to Life   Here is a list of the issues this 1980 Dawes Galaxy had when I bought it: Rear Wheel out of True Headset Loose Bottom...

After the Touristique, I came Across a Dawes Galaxy..

  Post Touristique Blues   The best bike I've ridden for a while? The British Eagle Touristique. It surprises me, that a British touring bike from...

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A Closer Look at the Triplex Professional

A Closer Look at the Triplex Professional

  I, Triplex   Wasn't it Claudius who said "Isn't it more important what a man says, than how he says it?". Well, can't the same be said of bicycle components? Isn't it their purpose to function efficiently, and not look pretty and expensive? Ok, if you can get both...

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A Note about Stuck Seatposts

A Note about Stuck Seatposts

  Buyer Beware   I imagine it's fairly uncommon, but it's actually really important; when you are about to buy a bike, you really should check if the seatpost moves in the seat tube. I mean, why not? Ok, I suppose it could be construed as being a bit pushy and perhaps...

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