Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hybrid bikes?

Novocastrians tend to prefer mountain bikes for some reason. I can understand this as mountain bikes are rugged and can cope with various terrains. Plus they convey an image of sportiness and practicality which I think appeals to many. Lately, … Continue reading

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Flying coat tails, Beaumont Street

A nice action shot at the end of the day.

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Giant ladies Cypress: review

I have had this Giant bike for nearly 5 years. It is not the bike I would buy if I were buying now, although it is a very reliable and well performing bike. It is compact and very responsive: the … Continue reading

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Elderly cyclist

I saw this elderly lady cycling today, she said that she had not cycled since she was a child until she got this new bike a week ago. She was inspired to get it because her daughter, grand daughter and … Continue reading

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Bike rack … ?

Is this a bike rack or a piece of street art?

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Coloured bikes

 

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Another vintage bike … Apollo

I saw this Apollo near Beaumont St the other day. I remember seeing such bikes in the 60s. It is a very well preserved bike and seems to have the original paint job and transfers. I do like the reflective … Continue reading

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Dismounting using a back pedal brake, or coaster brake

I find when I have to dismount from my Speedwell whilst travelling downhill that the low stepthrough frame allows me to easily hop off while braking, by simply stepping through the low frame onto the same side as I have … Continue reading

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Cyclists along Beaumont St

It seems that I am not the only one who cycles along with the traffic in Beaumont Street…

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Riding the Speedwell

Even getting onto the Speedwell to ride it is easier than getting onto my more modern bike. The lower step through makes mounting it much easier and I often find myself lifting my leg much higher than I need to … Continue reading

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