Category Archives: Bikes

Time to start saving

I’ve been dreaming for a while now of a new frame to replace the Merckx. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore the Merckx as a basic racing bike but part of me desires a really expensive flashy bike. I … Continue reading

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My new Raleigh Burner

My new raleigh burner, originally uploaded by leguape. Sitting here watching the World Championships via the red button on the BBC *thumbs up* and cheering like a loon at the Team GB success rate. I forgot I hadn’t posted up … Continue reading

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If your bars are only as wide as your hands

Then you are riding a plank. No, it’s not going to make any difference to how easy it is to glide through those gaps in traffic that you wish you were brave enough to take on. At the weekend I … Continue reading

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I want my youth back, and my Raleigh Burner

If you are around 31 years old, grew up in Britain and rode bikes as a kid you know what I mean. While nostalgics tends to bang on about the Chopper as the iconic Raleigh bike (it tends to be … Continue reading

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The finished Dolan Cyclocross build

The finished Dolan Cyclocross build, originally uploaded by leguape. At last, after many hours of tinkering, crying and wailing it is ready for riding. Woolsey’s of Acton sorted the headset star nut this morning but otherwise all the fitting and … Continue reading

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Building work is still in progress

This is how far I’ve got with building up my cyclocross bike: Just need to buy some hangers for front and rear brake cables, a wrench or two for the bottom bracket and cranks and get the star nut done … Continue reading

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Condor Tempo

Condor Tempo, originally uploaded by leguape. The new bike, through the Cycle2work scheme. A singlespeed Condor Tempo with fixed/free. Running 46/18 free and 46/17 fixed. Lovely bike to ride. This will be my everyday bike from now on. It’s getting … Continue reading

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Merckx Racing: first impressions

Whippy is perhaps my first thought on describing the new bike. Not in the sense of flailing all over the place but in the sense of responsive to the touch and manoeuvrable. Light is the next thing thing that springs … Continue reading

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The mighty Merckx

Here at last is my newest addition to the collection, an Eddy Merckx Racing decked out with full SRAM Rival. You’ll probably want the full spec as well to satisfy that “how big’s the engine?” thing everyone does with anything … Continue reading

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Merckx me up baby!

Well the classic shape Eddy Merckx frame was too big for me in the top tube. But the compact/sloping one wasn’t, so I now own an Eddy Merckx Race frame in black, silver and red. I’ve also ordered an SRAM … Continue reading

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