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Rohloffs conversion complete

I’ve spent most of the last two days upgrading the Moose and the Troll (the Halfords ‘Limit’ bikes) and now both have a Rohloff in their back wheel. The results are very pleasing indeed. Especially so as I’ve wanted to do the upgrade for a few years now and the results are exactly as I […]

More Rohloffs? Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, oh go on then.

In 2008 we bought our VSF T400 Rohloff touring bikes. After a couple of years struggling with cheap bikes with cheap components we were fairly sure we knew what we wanted. Hub gears, hub dynamo with good lighting, wider tyres and a steel frame. For a while we considered upgrading the Moose and the Troll […]

Revenge is sweet but not fattening

I bumped into this collection of short stories, about Spike the Bike. I suspect many commuting cyclists will have fantasised about this type of revenge after a thoughtless or a deliberate act of intimidation by a motorist. If you don’t get why cyclists might feel like this then search on youtube for something like ‘cyclist […]

Site upgrade

This blog runs on WordPress on the server. I’ve just upgraded to the latest version. So far all seems to have gone fine. I used the WP-DB-Backup plugin to create a backup of my database first. This plugin seems to do what it says on the tin. I say, ‘seems to’ because I haven’t […]

16 speed Brompton – update

A little good news: the Brompton and the Nexus hub have been re-united in Gol. The only problem is that I am not in Gol. I had to travel back to Holland for a few days to pick up my van and the remains of our stuff. If all goes well then I should be […]

16 speed Brompton: Part 4

Well there is good news and bad news and good news and good news. The good news is that my spokes and front mech have arrived from SJS Cycles. The bad news is that in three weeks time we’ll be emigrating to Norway. I can’t justify taking the time to build a wheel. The good […]

16 speed Brompton: Part 3

I’m still waiting for some spokes from the UK to do the wheel build. SJS Cycles have assured me that they should get them from their suppliers next week. So hopefully not much longer to wait. The question is when will I have time to build the wheel? In a month we will be packing […]

It’s Oh So Quiet

Yes it is. You’ve just stumbled on something that isn’t live yet. Once I am happy with the layout I’ll start using this blog to supplement the main website. See you later!