Sunrise

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Brief, unexpected pleasure. At my desk at the ungodly hour of 6am. It’s dark, cold and where the light reflects, white. The snow fall of recent days is a perilous mix of slush… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 7

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Can you believe it?  Can you bloody believe it? A Chainset for f**** sake? A Chainset?????? Can NONE of my bits be left outside???? This is a very specific theft, leaving the remainder… Continue reading

The two wheeled snow mobile

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Giant cross bike in Odoni head office cycle shed, Wednesday 23rd January A cross bike. The consummate all terrain vehicle and my weapon of choice in these snowy, inclement conditions. Armed with a decent set… Continue reading

Abandoned part 6

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They came through ‘ere. The horde. The vultures. Descending. Kicking. Stealing.  That’s both wheels gone.  Gone forever. Gone for good.  What’s a bike without wheels? An assortment of parts that’s what.  If I’m… Continue reading

‘Boris bike’ success?

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British Museum, Bloomsbury London. A lady picks her way amongst the ice patches, passing the empty ‘Boris bike’ stations.  Success? Tricky.  Boris Johnson’s cycling credentials are often under fire.  Costs of ‘Boris bikes’… Continue reading

WW2 public service bike art

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Love the artwork in this image. A beautiful piece of bike art from a bleak period in history (used between 1939 and 1946). Artist: Tom Gentleman. With thanks to Brain pickings.

Alpine antics on a Single speed, rigid, 29er

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29er-alpine from amotion.at on Vimeo. Low speed but high adrenaline jinks with a rigid, singlespeed 29er in what I think is a Pyrannean setting. Oliver Dunjic reminds me of what I’d rather be… Continue reading

The misfortune of Charlotte’s brompton

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This particular bike theft thoroughly annoys me (they all do) and tugs on the heart strings. Charlotte Watters Brompton was stolen from the Stokes Croft area of  Bristol on the 9th of Jan.… Continue reading

Keep it under your helmet; The best cycling cap in Blighty

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I like cycle caps. A lot. I rarely ride or race without one. And when it comes to the printed word, Boneshaker is my favourite mag.  I’m more willing than admit it. But when… Continue reading

Today, we’ll be mostly at the London bike show.

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…so if you’re free for a chat pop in and see us on stand LB67 (Odoni cycle storage). I’m there Thursday and Friday. If I’m not actually on the stand I’m almost certainly… Continue reading