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Review – Specialized Allez C2 2014

  I have been meaning to publish this review for several months but here it is – the Specialized Allez C2 2014 model.  Following the worldwide success of the 2013 model this is worth checking out if you’re in the … Continue reading

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Review – Abus Combiflex 202 cable bike lock

There is a bewildering choice of locks on the market each with their own advantages, or disadvantages.  Some of these are seriously secure and seriously bulky, heavy and awkward – and just what any weight conscious roadie doesn’t need.   … Continue reading

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Thorn Audax Mk3 5000 mile review

Earlier this year I clocked up 5000 miles on the Thorn Audax and that’s time to review my investment in cycling. In brief, the Thorn Audax is a fairly traditional steel frame bicycle, aimed at cyclists who are looking to … Continue reading

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Aldi cycling clothing – why I’m a convert

  What’s your view of the budget priced Aldi supermarket?  Is it just for people who can’t afford to shop at Waitrose or M&S?  Is it for people living in deprived areas where poverty looms along with all the usual … Continue reading

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Early review – Trek Bontrager Ember USB rear light

Rear facing lights like the Bontrager Ember USB which are fixed to helmets are gaining popularity and it’s not hard to see why.   It is an effective way of being seen sooner in some situations and as I’m trying … Continue reading

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2nd Saturday cycle ride rule

2nd Saturday cycle ride rule: when dealing with a flat tyre, always have a supply of nakd wholefoods gluten free handy This is about the next nakd (handle) bar and another puncture.  It is just as well I am not … Continue reading

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iPhone 5c review

I know this iPhone 5c review is a bit of a departure away from more explicit cycle related reviews, however, this does have a connection and I think it’s worth a mention.  The iPhone 5C is a big step for … Continue reading

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Review – Shimano BR4600 brake pads

Time to replace brake pads and tell you about these Shimano BR4600 pads, fitted as original equipment on Tiagra and Sora brake sets.  On this occasion I’m fitting like-for-like for ease and because I know they work fine. The Good … Continue reading

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Frank Bars

  We have just completed a review of these interesting snack bars, which included our super picky, dubious and questioning eldest teenage daughter.  We talk about the company, their range of flavours, whether they are excellent or absolute garbage and … Continue reading

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Review – Specialized Allez 2013

Technicalities Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium, fully manipulated tubing with smooth welds Fork: Specialized Aluminium fork, alloy steerer and crown, 1-1/8″ Front and rear Derailleur: Shimano 2300 Number of Gears: 16 Shifters: Shimano 2300 STI Chainset: Shimano 2300 Compact with 50/34T chainrings Bottom Bracket: Sealed cartridge, square taper, … Continue reading

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Review – nakd snack bars

Not far from my office is a health food shop and I often pop in to buy something at lunch time, possibly for our food cupboard at home or simply because I’m still hungry and fancy a snack to keep … Continue reading

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Review – Cherry Active drink

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One of the nice things from occasionally being approached and asked to review a product is that I personally get the chance of sampling something that is new to me – and which I would genuinely be interested in buying … Continue reading

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Review – Healthspan Cod Liver Oil

Mention “cod liver oil” to some of my friends and they will remember spoonfuls being given by the school nurse.  Alternatively do you remember those awful bottles of malt and cod liver oil dispensed by your Mother?  Do you remember that taste? … Continue reading

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Review – Tacx Blue Matic turbo trainer

The advantage of having a turbo trainer is to continue cycling when outdoor conditions make this difficult.  They allow you to stay indoors and simulate going for a bike ride without any risk of getting wet, frost bite, punctures, lost, … Continue reading

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