Surviving the icy roads.

This last week has seen very low temperatures with hard overnight frosts and daytime temperatures barely rising enough to melt the ice. Ice must be the single biggest worry to all cyclists, unlike most other weather phenomenon’s you cannot always see it lurking to catch out the unsuspecting. For the leisure cyclist the choices are,…

Tyre Love

A recent club ride had its fair share of punctures and the talk invariably centred on what were the best tyres for our roads. It was interesting listening to different opinions and long-held beliefs about what brand are best, The answer to the question is akin to finding the Holy Grail and got me thinking…

DIY Headset Press

One of the must have tools when building up a bicycle is a headset press, it is also one of the easiest to fabricate as a DIY project. The recent rebuild of my Van Nicholas necessitated the use of a headset press and given the cost of a Park Tool version at over £100 it…

A Winters Tale

Back in the Autumn I had decided that I needed a winter bike so I placed an online order for a Canyon with disc brakes, the order was later cancelled when the bike delivery date came and went and Canyon could not confirm when I might expect to receive it. The reason for an extra…

Garmin Tab Repair

I am now using my third Garmin Edge, I will say at this point that for a fair amount of money they are far from perfect, in fact all three models, 705, 800 and now 810 have all been replaced within 12 months under warranty and to me that represents a 100% failure record which I…