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…

Love Thy Bike

The terrible weather we have suffered for the last month also takes a toll on the bike, the constant water, mud and grit seem to get in every crevice and this equals more wear on all the components. While cleaning the muck off the bike last week I checked the chain and as there was…

Brothers In Arms

You can often identify with people of similar interests but a certain camaraderie seems to exist with cyclists especially when one is in trouble at the roadside  with a mechanical or puncture. On several occasions when I have been victim to the puncture fairy others have stopped to offer help so I was a bit…