Poor Old Peugeot in a Barn

Poor Old Peugeot in a Barn

  Rusting Away   Staying on a farm for a winter break, I saw this old racing bike stuffed at the back of one of the farmer’s storage buildings. This unit is just a canopy and open to the elements even though it has a metal roof, so the bike has...
Road Bike Test: Modern Versus Vintage

Road Bike Test: Modern Versus Vintage

  Why this Test?   This road test between a vintage and modern road bike came about entirely by accident. I didn’t sit there on the couch thinking of a blog to write, or contrive to throw something together to waffle about during this period of...
How Many Ball Bearings..?

How Many Ball Bearings..?

  Ball Bearings are Confusing   Note to self: don’t write a blog about ball bearings in bike parts, it’s a bloody nightmare. In fact it would be a mammoth task for anyone to precisely evaluate the amount and size of ball bearings for each...
Tubular Tyre Repair: Gluing the Side Trim

Tubular Tyre Repair: Gluing the Side Trim

  Saving that Old Tubular!   Sometimes old tubulars look beaten and worn out, ready for the bin. Yet, often they are in better condition than they look, as good quality vintage tubulars were well made tyres. Old tubulars can look scruffy, often they can have...

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