Fixed Gear Archive

Brother Cycles AllDay

In a world obsessed with carbon, 12 speeds, & electronic shifting, the AllDay stands out as a simple, well-executed steel fixed wheel frame. Post now updated with new content after almost 3 years of ownership.

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early August two wheeled stuff

Yesterday was the last event in the Cornish Cup series and also the last Open TT event of my calendar for the year. There are still races in August but for me August is reserved for cafe rides with friends, taking cross bikes up onto the moors and paddling. I’m feeling really tired now too, the sort of tired that doesn’t go away in a week… it’s the fault of the weeks of great weather, …

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EAI Gold Medal Pro

This is a bit of a bike nerdy post so most readers can probably go and do something else, maybe go and find some drying paint or something…  I’ve been running Dura-Ace track cogs on my TT bike.. they’re very round which is great for achieving consistent chain tension but I do find they’re quite noisy until well worn.. an event I have insufficient patience to wait for .. so having been impressed by the smooth running of the  selection …

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life in the old dog yet…

I borrowed that well-worn old expression off a mate, also an old duffer of 42 (or maybe 41… or 35 even, just in case he’s reading..),  who did really well at a surf kayak comp last weekend and wheeled it out for the occasion… although 42 is not old of course, not even middle aged any more… However I digress, I am short of time as writing this with a mug of tea while waiting for …

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the ultimate fixed gear bar stool..

… finally got around to doing something useful with my broken Condor Stadio carbon track frame. The ultimate fixed gear bar stool… fully height adjustable with an aerodynamic seat pin for windy nights at the bar…. The saddle is also ‘recycled’ – a cracked, repaired and cracked again Specialized Toupe. No longer any use for riding duties but does fine for drinking duties. I’ve also fitted little neoprene rubber feet to protect the floor :-)

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DeSalvo Ti Fixed Gear (part 3, frame..)

Well, after taking the slow(ish) boat plane (FedEX and DHL have hiked their prices significantly it seems so it was a USPS job…) across the Atlantic it finally arrived… my new titanium fixed gear frame from Mike DeSalvo is sitting in my study (posh eh!) just waiting to be built up… I’m happy, not just because it’s a beautiful frame, but because I can hang some mudguards on and save myself from muddy bottom syndrome …

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DeSalvo Ti Fixed Gear (part 2, preview)

I’m quite excited now, Mike has finished the frame I told you about a couple of weeks ago, he mailed me a pic before he wraps it up and consigns it to courier. It’s cost me a little more than expected thanks to the recent plummet in the value of the £ but hey ho, the idea is that this is the last winter and general purpose frame I ever have to buy… rather than …

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DeSalvo Ti Fixed Gear (part 1, design..)

I mentioned this briefly recently so now the design is finalized I can talk about it a little bit more. A couple of years ago Mike DeSalvo made me a beautiful titanium ‘cross frame so when I started thinking about having a new winter/all-round fixed gear… one that would do me “for ever” it kind of made sense to go back to Mike. With the death (well OK, ‘minor sickness’ then given it was just …

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Lizard 30… my fixed ride report

I’m not sure where to begin really, I’m a little out of sorts tonight, my very good friend John crashed heavily during yesterday’s race and is in hospital with serious head and facial injuries. I feel pretty powerless, he gave me so much of his time a while back when I was sick so to be able to do nothing to help right now is difficult. My thoughts are very much with him. So, wishing …

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Spring Carbonology… Condor Stadio

It has been quite a while since my last brush with the Carbon Fairy but with the start of the racing season, the arrival of spring (well, the supposed arrival of spring , we’ve seen precious little so far) and the promise of warmer days to come I guess it was inevitable that there would be some new carbonology going on in my ‘collection’… Last year I switched to a fixed gear exclusively for my …

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Lizard 30 TT

I have an idle moment (yes I know, I seem to have many of those judging by the rubbish I write… )so I’m going to mention the upcoming Lizard 30 mile TT. With the end of the Channel Atlantique road race a couple of years ago it is becoming one of Cornwall’s most significant competitive cycling events… probably the most significant on reflection. What started a few years ago as a fairly low key event …

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Cornish Cup and other stuff…

I’m supposed to be writing a piece for the local paper on the Cornish Cup, our local league of time-trial events… with some words on last year’s winner who just happens to be Cyclelogic team-mate Martin Bawden. I’m lacking miserably in inspiration however so instead just I’m scribbling about it on here… you see it doesn’t really matter what bollocks I write on my own site but if it’s going in the paper it needs …

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