Q.What sort of shoes would you recommend for cycling in bad weather? The best option we have found is sandals, which at least mean our feet just need a quick towel down at the end of a ride – but they aren’t very cosy.
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Bike builder James Kennedy explains that single speed does not mean ‘fixed’ and why he believes it offers the solution to urban riding Last weekend I had a stand at the Spin LDN urban bike show. After the third day of hearing the same misapprehension uttered by people under their breath as they passed our stand I was forced to act. I borrowed some tags …
June 29, 2016 Gear Up, Learn How To Bike, Life, Love Your Bike, Maintain Your Bike, Pick Your Bike, Upgrade Your Bike No Comments
Cyclists lie to one another. They say they haven’t been training when they have. And if they can be forced to admit to a bit of riding, it’s never more than a few miles and, by the way, it hurt so much they had to stop to catch their breath. Practically chucked, in fact. And so it is with “les Ecrins”, the name given to …
I bought a racing bike for just under £1,000 last year. It has a Shimano 105 groupset and I am thinking of replacing this with Ultegra gears. What do you think? BJ, Appleby, Westmoreland
You’re onto a different level of cycle obsession when you start studying the type of cassette you might want, especially when the main players offer perfectly adequate options for relatively reasonable sums. But as with anything that costs more, if you do choose to widen the scope of your cassette choices you might be in for a pleasant surprise.