Category: Wheels turning

Meeting a legend of the cycling industry

It was a couple of years ago, that at one of the numerous bike shows I was standing at the Campagnolo stand looking at their “wares”. In the background was the stand of an Italian hand-made bike brand (you know the ones that appear like mushrooms) showing a bike with Shimano components. As I spotted…




Basic Rules

The Tour de France is finished and although everybody was expecting Nairo Quintana to set the fireworks, it never happened. The one thing that many people will remember for years, though, is the sight of Chris Froome in yellow running up Mont Ventoux. First of all let me say that Chris Froome is a worthy…




Build your own bike frame

We all like the fancy frames that manufacturers come up with from time to time (Cervelo, BMC, LOOK, Pinarello, Trek, et al.) but after a while we know that nothing beats a frame made for you. It’s the difference between wearing an off-the-shelf suit and a tailor-made one. Now, for the ones of us that…




Busy week

Nearly 150km this week. I know for some of you might be nothing, but considering that this was just commuting in London, it’s not bad. On top of that I carry the extra weight, so it makes it even harder. To be honest, in the morning I don’t feel like getting out of bed and…




Season Opener

This weekend, I did the season’s first ride. First non-commuting ride, that is. On Good Friday I helped Angelos, my cycling buddy, to sort out his bike from its winter hibernation. We replaced the tires, brake shoes, gear & brake cables. So on Saturday we could go on a ride. We met at Regent’s Park…