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Dublin Bike Etiquette

Today I noticed the Dublin Bike I ended up with punctured out. I don’t know how it has evolved but I feel it is good manners to turn the saddle around backwards just to...

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Chain Reaction Cycles & Wiggle to Merge

The two largest cycling retailers in the British Isles today announced plans to merge and operate in tandem. In a statement released today they cited compelling industrial logic for the acquisition. Looking back on...

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A Year with the Garmin Vivosmart

Last Christmas a gadget was on my hit list to spend some gift vouchers. The pebble was a consideration but what attached itself to my hand was the Garmin Vivosmart. The intention was to...

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Garmin 520: Initial Impressions

Recently picked up this unit as an upgrade to my Garmin Edge 200. In terms of comparison between the two units there is very little to compare. The Edge 200 for what it is...

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Review: Why Cree Lights will be my spares

Nothing like the pitch black darkness to make the mind ponder about when your bike lights will either succumb to the elements or just run out of juice. Personally my favourites for this regards...

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Mudguards for a Giant Defy

As the days get shorter and the light fades and mornings acquire a distinct chill the moment of realisation that the bicycle that gave an enjoyable few months of summer cycling needs to undergo a...

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Review: KMC Chainlink Pliers

  For my first foray into breaking chains the KMC quick connectors proved themselves invaluable on a few occasions over the last year and it would for me to be an absolute necessity to have...