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Fixie Town Bike

I’ve been re-appraising my stable this summer. We’re all familiar with the concept of needing one more bike than you currently have… but sometimes you reach the limit of what that means in practice. Maybe you already knew this, but

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Fixie Vs Reynolds Roadster

My mate Tom has been working on a Project. Basically he had a Very Sensible Dutch Bike (VSDB), but was frustrated at its lack of agility & the Grand Canyon-esque spacing of its three gears. So he hatched a plan

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*It’s not normally this boozy…

I got sent out to the shops on my winter Fugly bike. 19kg of “essentials” later, I’m home: Yes those are lever arch files, and yes that is tramp-strength Dutch lager & fighting-talk Hobgoblin beer. Oh, and some cider. And

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Natural Selection

What is it with London’s fixie-riding cyclists? I have three theories: Riding a brakeless fixie in London traffic is an evolutionary cul de sac. Once you get in, extinction is the only way out. Riding a brakeless fixie in London

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The Weather Man: He Tells Lies

Maybe I’m just not as fit as I once was. Or maybe that 44×16 is much for me. Or maybe I’m just getting too old. But it’s amazing how quickly I’m tiring these days, especially when there’s a headwind. My

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Newcastle Fixed Gear

I don’t normally hold with look-no-brakes fixed gear riding on public streets. But this, via The Foot Down (and on Twitter via a Splendid Chap In Darlington) is local, quite nicely shot, and just the right length to be interesting

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Wait – I Have To Dye My Hair To Match My Bike?

Remember the Youtube vid showing how expensive cars are just so much better than bikes? Well the creator, “Rugfoot” now brings us this, which had me rolling around on the floor giggling more than is appropriate: I do ride a

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