Monthly Archives: September 2009

I’m a Freewheeling sort of chap.

There are three basic ways of transferring the motion of the chain to your bike’s rear wheel; the fixed sprocket, the freewheel and the cassette. The Fixed Sprocket This is as simple as it gets, just a sprocket screwed onto … Continue reading

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There’s a thread running through this post

Once I’d decided on a red De Rosa Neo Primato I had to actually go out and buy the frame. It was available on a few websites, but all the forks had non-threaded steerers and I wanted a traditional threaded … Continue reading

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…and so it begins.

I arrived back from work today to find the first part for my Neo Primato build waiting for me on the doorstep. Thank you Velo-Orange and Mr. Fedex Man. It’s a beautiful Sugino Alpina 48/34 110BCD compact crank. The rings … Continue reading

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Bicycle Fever!

I have a very serious illness – bicycle fever. It’s dormant for long periods, but it can come back to attack my wallet at any time. The latest attack was brought on by a convergence of circumstances. Rivendell decided to … Continue reading

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Traveling with the Tardis

There comes a time for every cyclist when they have to face the trauma of putting their bike into the care of a baggage handler or porter. To be parted from your bike is a big deal! I certainly worry … Continue reading

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