An urban tour of NYC

A two week urban tour of one of America’s, indeed the world’s, great cities. The ride was timed to include the NYC Century, a 100-mile ride, organised by Transportation Alternatives (TA) that attracts thousands. It also included a four-day ride in Boston. It is very difficult to take your bike on the train so, on… Read more

History of Left and Right Hand Traffic

About a 35% of the world population drives on the left, and the countries that do are mostly old British colonies. This strange quirk perplexes the rest of the world, but there is a perfectly good reason. In the past, almost everybody travelled on the left side of the road because that was the most… Read more

Brake Lever Set-up and Right and Left Hand Traffic

About 35% of the world has its roads set up for driving on the left side and the balance is set up for the right. The origin of the difference is quite interesting and has nothing to do with one side being inherently better or safer. In every country motor cycles, scooters and bicycles have… Read more

Cyclocross Frame and Fork Design

[su_animate type=”fadeIn”] What’s the Difference? Cyclocross is a bike sport that involves riding off-road in often muddy conditions. The mud gave rise to two design features, 700x35C knobby tyres and cantilever brakes with ample clearance where the tyres pass by the brakes. There is not much mud in Australia but some of these bikes find… Read more

Bikes built to last

Comfortable and Efficient Touring Bicycles Conserve your energy with the most efficient equipment available for long-distance bicycle riding. If you do ride your bike many hours a day, you are always able to find a comfortable riding position. It is a very nice bike to ride. Safety is Top Priority If you are carrying luggage,… Read more
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