Uniglide and Hyperglide compatibility

I’ve been reading about how Shimano’s 10-speed MTB rear derailleurs are not compatible with their 10-speed (STI) road shifters. This affects those…

Tour to Skipton and Back

A year ago I got on Brown Bike, fell off the other side, and broke my hip. Since then BB has been…

The Magpie and Sputnik

Another helmet theme … The magpie is a most illustrious birdDwells in the diamond treeOne brought sorrow, one brought joy,Sorrow and joy…

The Helmet Debate. Again

On the last day of August I fell off my bike. Again. A graphic I never ended up using in the promotional…

The Authors

We are cyclists who ride bicycles for pleasure and utility. We blog on a variety of cycling topics from day rides and…

Sky Ride Hull 2011

Just got back from the first Sky Ride Hull (not to be confused with one of those Big Skies Bike Rides) so a…

Simple Streets: Where Less Is More

Roundabouts, cycle lanes and shared space Highway design is increasingly sensitive to all users – not just motorists. Many planners are cutting…

Shimano mech limit screws: adjustment

Further to bicycle gear ratio analysis… Aide memoire diagrams for which derailleur limit screw does what on which mech on which of our bikes….

Season Finale

The weekend was the last ride of the season. By Saturday rain had washed away Wednesday’s snow and the pavement was dry….

Route planning in Google Earth

Further to a recent post titled creating a cycle route on Google Earth I’m now well into planning this May’s cycle tour of Denmark….