Tagged: How to

All my posts that mention or include how to do things in some way.

Hannah Randall 2018 Time Trial Kit

Women’s Time Trialling for Novices – My First Year

The first club time trial My first time trial took place on a cold and murky New Year’s Day 2018. It was the K7/5 between Stafford and Cannock that promised to be ‘downhill overall’ – there’s a lot of this in time trialling. A course promises to be downhill, but it’s invariably the most uphill way to get downhill! A splash of tinsel on the...

gopro-hero-4-session-camera

GoPro Session 4 Camera Review

After getting brake tested by a car and hitting the back of it recently, I decided it was time to join those who film everything on a GoPro Session (or similar) for when the inevitable happens. On a more positive note, it’ll add something new to my blog posts as well so there’s some upsides to it as well! After searching around the various bike cameras on the...

Cycling to Work Commuter

Cycling to Work – Commuter Racing

Being a Commuter and Cycling to Work There’s definitely a few of us who as a commuter are lucky enough to live roughly near to where they work and are foolhardy enough to brave the traffic to commute into work on our bikes. Out on the street you’ll see huge variation in what people use to get to work. From cheap heavy mountain bikes to...

Merckx and De Vlaeminck at Paris Roubaix

A Confession: Breaking some of ‘the rules’

Given the level of cycling education and interest that most roadies have, I’d imagine that we’re all very familar with Velominati’s ‘The Rules‘. For the unitiated, it’s a list of tongue in cheek rules for all serious cyclists to adhere to. Breaking some of them make you stand out like a sore thumb in a group but many others are harmless. In the interests of...

How to Repair Carbon Frame – Split Dropout

I was out riding my carbon frame earlier this week and suddenly the back end felt like it was wobbling around, I put it down to having a different tyre on that was pumped right up but the feeling persisted. Eventually 7 and a half miles out, I got off and checked it out properly. Carbon fibre broken? Turns out there was a clear crack...

Turning an old road bike into a fixie bike of beauty

Turning an old road bike into a fixie bike of beauty

I have an old possibly 1970s road racer bike that I managed to snap the chainring on and then bits eventually started dying and falling off in the summer of 2013. It was then left outside to die slowly, exposed to the elements. It was never the quickest to accelerate but once up to speed it coasted along beautifully sucking up all the bumps with...