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My Pegoretti Marcelo: The Thin White Duke

At last my dream bike is complete: A Pegoretti Marcelo. It’s to bike ownership what a Chanel 2:55 is to handbags: a timeless classic piece of artisanal craft whose quality is evident but not showy. Ordered in January 2011 and … Continue reading

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The bandit and the champion – they don’t make ’em like this anymore

It’s a frequent complaint that some of the romance and mythology has disappeared from cycling in the modern era. Reading Flavio Zappi’s excellent account of the story of the bandit and the champion which tells the story of the relationship … Continue reading

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Lovely Hercules commuter bicycle

Spotted while on holiday in Greece. Difficult to figure out how old it actually is, but it was in great condition. I would love something like that for pottering about town.

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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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