Firstly, I'm not knocking Amy's ride or those who took part, though the organisers could have arranged for better weather (glad it was you, not me).Jan and I decided to head to our favourite coffee…Continue
I just dropped into Tailwind to grab a brake lever (which I probably don't need so it was a good buy) and there, leaning arrogantly against some cheap and nasty Giants, was a lovely new Merida. Now…Continue
Does anyone know when the Seacombe Rd bridge over the Expressway will reopen? Not this week by the looks of it.I've felt the loss of this because one of my favourite routes was down Expressway Hill…Continue
I'm currently trying to be a 'good' boy and use my bikes more for short trips and trying to get some riding in every day and so forth.I had to meet Jan for a coffee, then up to the bike shop for a…Continue
Yup, my beloved old Europa has undergone yet another metamorphosis.
I bought this old bike in the mid-eighties and used her on and off for years. Typically, I'd start riding her during the TdF and some years, would stop a few months later while other years, I'd still be riding when the next TdF came around. In the late nineties, the front dr broke and I stopped riding. Six years ago, I repaired things and got back into riding. She served as a stripped down version of her earlier…Continue
You've met this old bike before, when she was done up for bike polo duties. Well, she's moved on ... again.
A bit of history, I bought this bike ... frame (coz that's all that's left) for $20 from ebay. The components were very low end and the wheels steel rimmed horrors with some of the cheapest hubs I've ever seen. Surprisingly though, the frame is quite light and seems quite sound. Nice to ride too. Sure, it'd be plain guage tubing but a nice frame for all that.