Category Archives: Bikes

Vintage Bike Buying Guide: 3-Speeds!

Why Buy a 3-Speed? I know, there are bikes out there with lots of speeds. You’ve seen them in the store… 21-speeds, you thought… I could ride up any hill with twenty-one different gears! It’s true that owning a 3-speed … Continue reading

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The Gazelle Champion Mondial: A Thorough Reporting

… Because I’ve taken too many rides to report them all! Seriously. SO MANY RIDES. And why not? I have a freakishly beautiful bike to take them on! So let’s start at the beginning. This bike is really beautiful, as … Continue reading

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New and Improved! The Gazelle Champion Mondial.

Whenever I receive an older bike, I find myself thinking the same thing: “this one isn’t going to be that great.” I know about steel wool, yet I continue to doubt it. I have seen the transformations now, many times, … Continue reading

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The Raleigh Returns!

I know, I’m just a font of bike-related writing right now. I think this is because my business has finally settled down into a more predictable groove, so I have time to devote to other things, including this blog. I’m … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Gazelle and Super Models

So, now I’ve had The Gazelle for nearly two months (already? Has it really been that long?), and it seems like a good time to write about the bike again, as I’ve been riding it a lot. Since Top Ten … Continue reading

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News and a New Bike!

So, as you all may have gathered, I didn’t rent the Brompton. Terrible weather during the latter part of my trip, as well as added familiarity with British back roads was more than enough to dissuade me. That, and a … Continue reading

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Things are afoot…

No Brompton, but something magical is happening instead. Teaser shot:

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