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How I’d restore my Speedwell now

I took this photo of the Speedwell last week and it’s prompted me to think about how I’d do things differently if I were restoring it again. The Brooks B67S aged leather saddle has been perfect. It has worn in … Continue reading

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Helmet capers: product review of Lazer helmet

I have a new Lazer helmet, all lovely, covered with red tartan fabric and colour matched to my Speedwell bike by a happy coincidence! This is me wearing it while riding along Raspberry Gully track. When it was first given … 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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Abici Amante Donna review

I have had the good fortune to test ride this gorgeous bike for a few days, and, like all things Italian, it is blessed with wonderfully good looks and style. It was purchased by my daughter recently, second hand, but … 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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Shimano Nexus 3-speed problems solved!

After much hassle with my new Shimano hub, which I wrote about here and here and here, the problems are finally resolved. The problem was with the hub, and a new wheel (and hub) has now been installed.Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Shimano nexus 3-speed problems

I wrote about the problems I have had with my Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub here. I had someone else look at it and he assured me that the problem was not with the shifter but was just an adjustment problem, … Continue reading

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Product review – Gondwana rain jacket

Given that today is a deluge here I thought it a good time to review my new Gondwana rain jacket  (the style is called Balfour) … It comes with the highest claims including a 3 year warranty. They also claim the … Continue reading

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Review of my Shimano Nexus 3-speed & coaster brake hub

I have had this new hub and wheels on my Speedwell now for about 3 months, I wrote about it here. I had a few cable problems which I wrote about here. At first it appeared that the problem was … Continue reading

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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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