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Stelbel Part 12

Crikey, I had to hunt way back through old Posts to find my original Post to find out what update ...

A Winter Wonderland by Wiscot

For many, a fat bike might seem like an indulgence in a cyclist’s stable of bikes. Some see them ...

Latex vs Butyl

I’m sure most folk (if not everyone) are familiar with the claims that Latex tubes run ...

La Charge by Wiscot

Guilty as Charged? As if losing their rising superstar Remco Evenepoel to a horrific crash in the ...

Upcoming Events this week 24th – 29th Aug 2020

Keep your heads up this week as we have the following OTRL events.  Picks are open for Bretagne ...

Tyre pressures, Resistance and Rollers

Lead Photo by Teocalli With the current trend to wider tyres and tubeless there is also a trend to ...

Criterium du Dauphine and Il Lombardia 2020

Photo – Double Header Steam Engines Well, unless I have my calendar all screwed up we have ...

Milan San Remo 2020

Lead Photo – Cycling News The rearranged 2020 season continues with the 111th Milan San Remo ...

Maglia Rosa by Wiscot

Lead Photo by Steel Vintage Bikes Details, details Introduced in 1931 and first worn by Francesco ...

OTRL rises out of Lockdown

Photo by Sportgraph Folks, the OTRL will arise from lockdown starting with the Strade Bianche on ...

Tommy Prim by Wiscot

  Photo:  Tommy Pim by Bianchi Just as Knut Knudsen’s career was winding down after his oh-so ...

Zwift for Dummies

Sorry, I’ve been a bit absent as we are in the midst of trying to move house  during the ...

Rumination on The Giro by Wiscot

Lead Photo – Wikipedia (2019) The 1989 Tour de France’s final-day time trial loss by Laurent ...

Adding bit of Jewellery

I don’t know about anyone else but during the lockdown I’ve found myself looking at ...

Bernard Hinault’s 1980 Liege-Bastogne-Liege by Wiscot

Bernard Hinault’s tires swished and hissed as they plowed through the snow and slush. They were ...

Moon Comet-X Rear Light

I came across these a while back while looking at seat rail brackets for rear lights.  Well, I ...

Spring Mk 2

Spring is sprung, The grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is. I’ve just discovered that ...

Spring??!??!??!!

Right. I’ll just keep Zwifting then… ...

Losing weight – new and old

A mate recently bought a new-old bike, a vintage Collage complete with Drillium chainrings.  It ...

Ride the Casbah – by ChrisO

If there’s one place where you could forget that the sky is falling, it must be a mountain range ...

Rose Tinted Glasses? – by Wiscot

Photo:   Oakley The old adage says “there’s nothing new under the sun.” Sometimes that’s false, ...

I think I’m getting nesh

Photo Local stream overflowing by Teocalli. First I guess I need to explain the word Nesh having ...

E-Bikes and Gran Fondos, a perspective

Photo: Wilier Cento Hybrid The first time I came across e-bikes on a organised event was on the ...

Cars, Bike Transport and Rule #25

Notwithstanding Rule #25 on looking for a new car it seems a good idea to try to get my bike(s) ...

The Spinning Machine Saga – Part 2

Photo – BB with broken drive side axle Well, the Windscreen Wiper Puller didn’t fit, ...

The Spinning Machine Saga – Part 1

This could probably be subtitled “never volunteer for anything”………. ...

Book Review – The Race against the Stasi by Herbie Sykes

As much a view on life in East and West Germany during the Cold War and the impact of the Berlin ...

A Tidy Rear End

I do like to keep my rear end tidy, particularly on #1 and prefer not to put a light on my seat ...

Souplesse and Winter Training

Lead Photo by Sportgraf A couple of years ago my wife bought me a set of Rollers for indoor ...

Possibly the Perfect Pocket Pouch

Over the years I’ve gone through numerous iterations of pouches for my emergency tool kit on ...

The Kelly Legs by Wiscot

Photo:  The Kelly Legs There they stand, not really on a podium, but some kind of platform, shared ...

The Winter Bike by Wiscot

Growing up in the west of Scotland, the weather was generally mild enough to ride year round – you ...

Raymond Poulidor by Wiscot

Photo:  Raymond Poulidor by Le Parisien Eternally Second, Eternally Beloved. For eighteen years he ...

Is modern Cyclocross too soft?

Came across this and given that the ‘cross season is upon us I thought it too good not to ...

Climbs you Love to Hate

Photo:  Hill with no reward by Teocalli Actually this isn’t so much about a climb but rather ...

OTRL Results 2019 Summary

Many thanks to all who participated in the 2019 OTRL.  Thanks for keeping me in line when I ...

Home made Energy Bars

Bet you never expected a cooking lesson here! I’ve been making my own energy bars for a few ...

Rediscovering The Hum

Lead photo by Teocalli There is nothing quite like The Hum of a good set of tyres on a smooth road ...

Felice Gimondi: The Aristocrat by Wiscot

Photo: Gimondi – Merckx – Baronchelli There’s just something about Italians: they have ...

Give me a break by ChrisO

Lance Armstrong had to wait 17 years for his first. Cadel Evans managed it three times in one ...

A Tidy Cockpit

I really hate a messy cockpit with GPS, lights etc spread over the handlebars.  I like to have ...

Puncture Repair – A Lost Art?

Call me ecological, old fashioned or plain tight fisted but I still repair my punctures.  Is it ...

On Massage

This article could go dreadfully wrong………. The benefits of massage are, I, ...

On Chain Lubes

Photo – Cycle Portland Bike Tours (Not My Chain!) Over the years I must have tried just ...

The Musketeers by Wiscot

Photo by Teocalli Of all the (many) negative aspects of the US Postal/Discovery dominance of the ...

Assault of the Citadel – Siena

Back to an article this week rather than race picks!  A short breakdown of the climb up to the ...

Signs of Spring

Spring could be in the air but how can we really tell.  Officially (according to the ‘net) ...

One for the Good Guys by Wiscot

Lead Photo – Cycling Weekly/Watson Professional sport can be both kind and cruel. Not matter ...

My Hill is harder than Your Hill

Lead Photo by geograph.org.uk At the outset here I have to be clear that I’m talking Hills ...

Scarred for life by ChrisO

It’s not surprising that Stuart O’Grady chose the title Battle Scars for his ...

The Gios and Spindles by Teocalli

  Lovely though The Butler is, it is a touch on the heavy side at 24 lbs/11 Kg and over an ...

Word Tour Team Kits 2019

All Photos  by respective team publicity shots   Well, the 2019 season is upon us and The ...

Location, location, location… by ChrisO

Over Christmas I was lucky enough to get away with my family for a week in a remote part of ...

On The Rivet Awards 2018

Just for those picking up new Gazzetta items via RSS Post feeds.  This week we have the On The ...

Timing Style by Teocalli

I have a bit of a thing for watches.  They don’t have to be expensive, just a bit different. ...

Miami Vice by ChrisO

Every local scene has a hell ride. Not the full-gas races or grinding sportives. These are brutal, ...

Paul Sherwen by Wiscot

Lead photo by Cycling Archives With the recent, and way-too-soon, passing of Paul Sherwen, this ...

Paul Sherwen

A small photo montage tribute to Paul Sherwen who died December 2nd 2018.   Obviously we know ...

Reality Bites by Wiscot

Lead Photo credit: Kennedy Bros. Publishing. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations ...

Anatomy of a Criterium by RobSandy

I, like a lot of racing cyclists, race plenty of Crits.  My local series are both on off-road ...
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Ready to go Tubeless?

Tubeless setup on Mountain Bikes is now pretty much the majority case, at least for the more ...

The Softer Side by Wiscot

Photo:  Hinault by Miroir du Cyclisme In the unofficial professional (male) cycling Hall of Fame, ...

Reactive Adaptations by Teocalli

Photos by Teocalli Starting back in 2002/3 I had the good fortune to be granted the first of what ...

Hands Down by Wiscot

Photo Laurent Fignon by Bike Race Info Today we call them clipless pedals. They scare a lot of ...

The Butler by Teocalli – (from 2014)

  First published in 2014 in another place, the story of The Butler is reproduced here as ...

A TALE OF TWO TEAMS by Wiscot

Of all the (many) negative aspects of the US Postal/Discovery dominance of the Tour de....... ...
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