Monthly Archive: January, 2012

Bike Fish

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The perfect unknowing riposte to the article I posted last week (the cars lined up by my daughter. Full article here). Would make a nice t-shirt methinks. ‘Bike fish’ Image by Urban Rider.

I’m sure I’ve seen that toastrack before.

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……and yes you have, at Artcrank back in August. Casting our minds back 6 months (was it really that long ago?), we sprayed up some toastracks in a rather natty colour (to match… Continue reading

An ill wind…

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…blew through Cardiff yesterday. An evil day, borne from the depths of Mordor. If you were lucky – and I wasn”t – you’d avoid the momentous deluges, the frozen fingers and the saturated… Continue reading

Be-stoked Bristol

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‘Stoked’ is not a word I use very often. Ever, in fact. I think I’m probably about 20 years too old to use it. Hey-ho. I seek solace in the fact that I… Continue reading

A Tuesday curiosity – Rocket powered bikes

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Fantastic vintage images of……. Rocket powered bikes. That’s right, not just one rocket powered bike – TWO. These come courtesy of Matt Townsend who spotted them on the Retronaut site. Whilst I have… Continue reading

Genesis, single speeds and one big hill.

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This weekend was a bit of a struggle. A slow start Saturday precluded a morning cross ride (the legacy of the London bike show lingering on).  Sunday’s ride was thoroughly curtailed by a… Continue reading

It smells lovely.

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Paul’s words, not mine. It’s not often that the scent of our product comes into sharp focus (welding smells ‘orrible), but this is one of the lovely Cedar wood panels that we’re putting… Continue reading

Steel is real (a public service announcement)

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Since the London bike show, we’ve received a lot of traffic on this site for Chicken frames. This is pleasing for a number of reasons. Firstly, that a one man band operating out… Continue reading

Another day in Carradice

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After banging on and on and on (and on) about British manufacturing, small companies, ‘sticking it to the man’ etc. etc., you would be forgiven for wondering if I did my bit at… Continue reading

The city through a child’s eyes.

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Truly wonderful the mind of a child is’. You hit the nail on the head Yoda. Evelyn, my five year old daughter, likes to play with toy cars. They give her hours and… Continue reading