Questions on bicycle parts and how they work together

Start Cycling on a Specialized Allez Road Bike?
Start Cycling on a Specialized Allez 2019? Why not? I love it, after 3,000 miles I can report that I'm happy! But... There are a few niggles that you might like to be aware of and that might influence your decision to buy. Find out...

Start Cycling on a Specialized Allez Road Bike?

So is the Specialized Allez E5 2019 a good road bike to start cycling on? I've been riding mine for the last 3,000 miles and have during that time formed a few opinions, the good ones and the not-so-good ones that can all add to your how to start cycling research information and…

Continue Reading
Can a Bike Service go OFF SCRIPT and be a Cycling Benefit?
Can something as simple as a bike service put you in a better, calmer, less worried or anxious state of mind? And if so, how on earth does that work and is it repeatable? Find out...

Can a Bike Service go OFF SCRIPT and be a Cycling Benefit?

Well, giving your bike a service, specially at this time of year during the wetter, and often saltier months, is never a bad thing. Your bike runs cleaner and smoother and you're doing your bit to prolong the service life of often expensive components... Well, not maybe in my case haha, but yeah,…

Continue Reading
CHEAPest RIDEable SINGLESPEED Road Bike on Amazon? GET IT!
... maybe not so fast, Mr Bond. Read on to find out the context and the post-buy process

CHEAPest RIDEable SINGLESPEED Road Bike on Amazon? GET IT!

One of the reasons I chose my road bike over others at the time was its ability to accept fenders/mudguards. It was only after I'd purchased I realized Specialized had a product recall on the forks. That left me with a bike with better, lighter forks than originally spec'd, though ones not designed…

Continue Reading
How to SHIFT Road Bike GEARS? FULL-ON Tutoring for Beginners
Sadly, it was too late to reach Curt. But there's still plenty of time for you to get this thorough guide to bicycle gear shifting

How to SHIFT Road Bike GEARS? FULL-ON Tutoring for Beginners

Following from my Bicycle Gears for Dummies article, which I might add is for any rider wanting their bicycle gears questions answered!! :D Any rider I tell you! Lol :P Okay... and just let that moment pass... Hello Dear Reader! And thanks for joining us as we step back from the gear theory…

Continue Reading
What are some NUMB-FREE SEATS to Cycle with PROSTATE Diffs?
Solid wooden saddles, probably not! Just kidding, this is one of my carved lasts for a leather saddle resto job :)

What are some NUMB-FREE SEATS to Cycle with PROSTATE Diffs?

Following from my Prostate 101 article, I wanted to put forward a few saddle ideas that don't work against us as cyclists. Hello, Dear Reader and welcome! I'm glad you're here. We're all well aware I'm sure of some saddles' abilities to cause numbness, in some cases pain on or around the perineal…

Continue Reading
Bicycle Gears for Dummies? Click Thru This IN-DEPTH GUIDE
Don't let it happen to you! Get wise to bicycle gears right here... Oh, and Nathan's injuries weren't as horribly catastrophic as they appeared here #fullrecovery

Bicycle Gears for Dummies? Click Thru This IN-DEPTH GUIDE

Dummies? Fear not, that's just the shape of me adding a few drops of levity! Gearing for Dummies, yes, but Gearing For Normal Riders, for the rest of us! Haha, and hello to you and welcome along, Dear Reader. It's good to have you here for a journey into bicycle gears! Oooh, into…

Continue Reading
Want to Know What Bicycle Tire Size, Type, PSI or TPI?
All about bicycle tires... And warding off The Puncture Fairy!

Want to Know What Bicycle Tire Size, Type, PSI or TPI?

Hello and welcome, Dear Reader, it's good to have you along for this trip into the mysteries of bicycle tires and possibly puncture fairies :D There's much to do so let's fit those rubber boots and find exactly where the rubber meets the road! So with puncture resistance, tire weight, comfort and speed…

Continue Reading
Parts of a Bicycle Wheel? A Full EXPO + BONUS FREE DIAGRAM :)
When is a wheel not a wheel? Is there any more to it than this? Find out...

Parts of a Bicycle Wheel? A Full EXPO + BONUS FREE DIAGRAM :)

Hello to you, and welcome, Dear Reader! Anybody'll tell you, wheels are wheels, right? And there isn't really anything much to know, true? Well, I reckon you suspect there's more to it than that; than a wheel being just a wheel. Well, we're in the same boat. For me, it’s only recently since…

Continue Reading
Close Menu