02 juillet 2009

Diamonds and Pearls

Well, it goes like this: there's an ad on an internet site, bad pic but a little photoshop work shows a nice bike. Or at least parts which should mean a good bike. So I call the guy, we talk bike and bread, he's happy with 50 euros, I'm happy with what I know about the bike. It turns up at my place by truck, the very first thing I see on opening the box is the RD... No hysterics, but I know it's a winner. The guy didn't get another call about the bike. Mad. It doesn't say Herse or Masi or something, people can't think for themselves,... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2009

BSNYC know's nothing

That's a picture of the most massively cool fixie job ever. It's likely that if you click on that image you get a full size shot which will blow your mind. And I ain't saying that because I did the job from a old track frame. So why's a fixie so Joe Cool right now with the kiddies? Simple: it's simple. Minimalist approach. No need for any mechanical knowledge. Self endagerment through lack of stopping ability (come on, don't gimme the crap about bunny hopping, anything cut's across you it'll be bunny droppings in your pants). And... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2008

The Great Spiv Bike Hoax

Here are some pics and explanations as to why the Meral racer is every bit as good if not superior to a load of spivvy ponce (english idioms) bikes of Italian or Spanish manufacture, who's prices and reputation far exceed that of the Meral. Meral had a TDF team, they had the best mechanics around, they had riders like Castaing. And nobody wants to know Meral because the myth of the great Masi, Colnago et consorts overclouds everything. You tell me a René Herse is great, I'll agree. In terms of weight, build quality, it is visibly in a... [Lire la suite]
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