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I started pushing cranks in the ’80’s on early MTB’s. In the 90’s I did time as a wrench in a cycle shop. In the naughty’s I built custom beach cruisers. Now I am back to MTB’s with a shiny new Clockwork Orange.

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As surely as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, if you ride a bicycle you can bet your ass against an apple that you are going to get a flat. Not if, but when. Death and taxes, and all that.This could be Pierre or Antonio or Jean-Michel, most likely a name that rolls off the tongue with the same ease he rolled his dead tubular from the...

@viking's posts:

  1. @RedRanger If only it would get that hot hear, but then we Brits would then moan that our roads had melted and our railways stopped functioning. So perhaps its for the best. »

Cycling is a mighty sport with a rich and complex history. Every company, racer, piece of kit, and component has a legend, a story behind it; in many cases it also has a personal and nostalgic connection to our lives.  While this particular sport is steeped in tradition, it is also fiercely modern, a fact that serves only to deepen its complexity...

@viking's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy thanks for that,i never seen a site built like this. »

  2. Hi, as a newby hear I could do with a hand. How do I get my picture up on my profile? Or is this something I have to earn? Sadly computers and myself don’t get on, Park don’t make a tool to work on PC’s. »

I am a road cyclist, at heart. Even when I’m in a car, I’ll daydream about riding the same road I’m driving. I’ll imagine how the tarmac might feel as my wheels carry me across it, the wind, the smells in the air. I’ll imagine how my lungs are expanding and contracting, cleansing me a little with every exhale. In my mi...

@viking's posts:

  1. @RedRanger good steel (hand fettled) is very nice, feels alive. somehow less inert then alu. »