Tag Archives: restoration

Tweed Ride thanks

I’d like to thank the people who helped out with the Tweed Ride this year, both in the promotion of it and the organisation. First of all, Peter, author of A New Recyclist, who helped so much with promotion, organisation, marshalling … Continue reading

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The Fernleigh trackster

This bike was an eye catcher yesterday at The Vintage Tweed Ride, partly because its name referenced locally famous Fernleigh Track, and partly because of its unusual and understated colour scheme, as well as the distinctive and well-executed font used as … Continue reading

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Do women get worse treatment in bike shops?

This is a question which is often asked on the bicycle blogosphere, and also one where I have some first hand experience and, as with answers to most complex and often subjective questions, the answer is “it depends….” I have to … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride: the round up

The tweed ride was a success, much to my relief. There was a wonderful turnout of vintage enthusiasts and Newcastle bloggers, over 40 riders in all. I was far too busy on the day to get very good photos but … Continue reading

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My Speedwell now

My Speedwell has evolved a lot over the nearly two years I have been riding it in its current “life”. I have covered its evolution in here and  here. It now has an aged Brooks saddle with springs, I think it … Continue reading

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The day my luck ran out …

I have a love of puncture proof tyres. They are wonderful insurance policies against that day a piece of glass or a nail sticks to your tyres and ruins your day as inevitably as a bus passing via a muddy … Continue reading

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1980s Bennett Super Sports

So here is the Bennett that I have been working on all year, albeit with many work breaks. It is still not completed, but the remaining things to be done are minor and the bike works very well as it … Continue reading

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Bikes seen around Newcastle in early summer

Peter, the New Recyclist, on his Road King, which he has recently restored. I hadn’t seen this bike before but my photo does not do it justice, it is a very fine looking bike, I even think it looks better … Continue reading

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A Newcastle tradition

A few days ago I ran into Adam while he was out from work getting his lunch. Adam is a sometime commenter on this blog, and he was riding his fixie, a vintage Malvern Star frame, built up, painted black … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt from my Bennett restoration

It seem like eons ago since I started this project, and  my original plan seems like foolishness now: take it apart and paint it one day then put everything back together the next so I didn’t forget where everything went … Continue reading

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