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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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Putting A White Tail on The Pashley

In the early 1930s, there were over 7,000 road deaths a year. Yet this was an era which we now look back on as some sort of rural idyl when compared with today’s roads – they had just two and

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Also Made In England

FutureCycles posted this video from the Brompton factory today: As it happens, I’m a bit of a factory nerd, so I love this sort of thing. It got me thinking – what other bicycle factory footage could I find? The

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More On The Headlamp Upgrade

I thought you might want a bit more information on the headlamp upgrade I built for my Pashley’s hub-dynamo driven front light. You probably don’t, as you’d have to be the same sort of geek that I am to enjoy

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Whitley Bay In Regular Clothes

Number fourteen in our series: An early spring evening and a bike with saddle springs: As I came out onto the sea front next to Beaches & Cream in Cullercoats, I saw this lady ride past. I caught her up

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Pashley Dynamo Headlamp Upgrade

My Pashley came fitted with all the essentials of Civilised Cycling – mudguards, rack, chain case, and of course lights. The back light is a battery-powered LED affair, while the front is a dynamo-powered incandescent bulb. The trouble is that at the

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Visited By The Puncture Fairy AGAIN

I went for pretty much six months without a single flat. Then the post-Christmas weather sent everyone’s recycling bins blowing along our back alley (not a euphemism), scattering broken glass everywhere. In the last two weeks I’ve had five flats,

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