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First Fixie Build

Posted by mitch jones on August 14, 2015 at 23:24 0 Comments

For better or for worse, here's my first contribution to the fixie world.

It started out as a Standish frame & forks I got from a local scrap dealer, which I made into a single speed with a coaster brake hub & racer bars. I then decided I wanted to build a fixie, so I changed the rear wheel for one which I'd added a track cog, made a set of bullhorns, & added a front brake & some toe clips. I also had to re-dish the rear wheel (something I'd never tried before....), to get the rim central between the chain & seat stays. I'd never ridden a fixie before so it was quite different not having a freewheel, & having to peddle around corners, but it was good fun! I'm looking forward to some longer rides on this one!

More on this bike is at…

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Buying ti - a journey of discovery

Posted by Simon Lownsborough on July 29, 2013 at 20:43 13 Comments

Part 1

I have been very fortunate to come into some money. Most is for my family, but I decided I'd get something with meaning for myself. I considered my options for about 10 seconds. Yep, it had to be a bike. This was an opportunity to get something that would have lasting value, and a different ride experience. I realised I wanted something that I could grow with as a cyclist, and grow old(er) together with, if that makes sense. It needed to be a top bike, I didn't want to compromise on performance. And it had to be special. I set myself a realistic budget, and began looking.

The first thing I did was write down what I thought I wanted:

Something individual, with a sense of long term ownership. Something not 'out of fashion' in 2 years time, yet still competitive. Something light, and fast and comfortable, something ‘alive’, that gives back to the rider. A special ride quality. Great in the hills,…

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Riding in the Picos de Europa - Part 1

Posted by Dahondude on May 18, 2013 at 7:39 3 Comments

We had a four day long weekend in mid May thanks to a festival on the Thursday which created an unofficial holiday on the Friday. The Pyrenees are a long 8-9 hrs drive away - too far for only four days. However there is a relatively little known set of mountains called the Picos de Europa (literally Peaks of Europe) about half way between Santiago and the Pyrenees. I’d heard wonderful things about it from a number of cycling and walking friends so we decided to head over there. Luckily for me our leased car is a station wagon so I could squeeze the old Btwin Triban 3 in the back on top of all our luggage. We drove over on a typically Galician day – low cloud and pouring rain so didn’t get to really see that much of the mountains until we were pretty much on top of them. The bits we did see were enough to excite a hill-climb loving cyclist! Deep, green valleys with rocky peaks above and stupidly steep looking gradients. We spent the weekend at a quirky hotel in the small town of Las…

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It's All About The Ti Build

Posted by Justin V on February 18, 2013 at 9:18 10 Comments

The journey to build my new bike started 18 months ago after reading “It’s All About The Bike” by Robert Penn. How wonderful it would be to build a bike that you have personally selected each piece individually, researched its attributes and not have some multinational company thinking that these are the components you should have on a said priced bike. No thanks.

For those that don’t know me, I like things that are a little alternate without being too far from left field. The idea of a Titanium frame seemed to suit me. From what I had heard, it’s a more compliant ride, can be as stiff as carbon and will last forever. The weight of the bike was in the back of my mind as I knew a Ti frame would be heavier and the Brooks saddle and Di2 was never going to make for a ‘Weight Weenie’ build.

Which Frame: A decision had to be made on the brand of bike, research was conducted on Baum, Lynskey, Moots, Seven, Van Nicholas, and Litespeed (yes there are other…

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