Category Archives: accessories

Bikefest, the round up

I was not able to make it to our local Bikefest, however, my daughter was there as my ambassador and, upon her mentioning to a stallholder she was making purchases from that I was a bike blogger, they gave her … Continue reading

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Wet weather gear

I have added a pair of small gumboots to my wet weather wardrobe and am hoping they will keep my feet dry when teamed with the gators I got from the army disposal store.I didn’t want to have to carry … Continue reading

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Cold weather riding

Due to an autoimmune condition I now have, I do not handle cold weather very well and find it difficult to function when it is cold, and we do not even get terribly cold weather here! So in order to … Continue reading

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Some of my favourite biking clothing

Black skirt with coloured tights, and I love this old woollen tartan scarf. The gloves are the only cycling specific part of this outfit. I nearly always wear these sunglasses as they keep the glare (and insects) out of my … Continue reading

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Gators to wear in the rain

I picked up these little green gators for a few dollars at the local army disposal store recently as I thought they would make great wet weather wear, especially if teamed with short gumboots (though I don’t have a pair … Continue reading

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1980s Bennett 10-Speed Restoration

This is the Bennett as it is now, it is not quite finished as you can see, but it will be some time till I can get the grips I want for it so I wanted to post some progress … Continue reading

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Bicycle bells

There is nothing like the lovely sustained ring of a brass bike bell, and my copper one, shown above, is no exception to this. I also love its coppery colour, which has weathered very well and requires no polishing to … Continue reading

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Innovative locking solutions

When I had to make my regular visit to the pathologist recently I had to lock my bike to this tap, it was the only available¬†way of locking up the bike unless I took up a car parking space and … Continue reading

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Cycling in a skirt

Cycling in a skirt and tights is pretty much the most comfortable way to cycle around town I have found.These photos were taken to illustrate some of the drawbacks and to highlight some strategies which can be employed with wearing … Continue reading

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1980s Bennett Restoration, continued

My work on the Bennett has been held up due to the crouched position I was working in giving me some back pain, so I have slowed down a little with my work on this project. I am trialling new … Continue reading

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