'First off you're riding bikes, on snow - that's silly... but it's fun!' Did she say 3 psi? Feels like floating on air? And it's on snow you say? Where do I sign up? Some guy I know a few weeks back said, with considerable venom, "I HATE those fat bikes!" Why? What's to hate? … Continue reading First Fat Bike USA Championships: looks like a blast!
Well it's not actually my bike, it's Stephen Roche's, but it is exactly the same, down to the groupset and even the saddle, that I had when I was 17 - my first proper, proper bike. Every penny of pocket money I had went into this machine. That I sold it for 400 quid to … Continue reading crankpunk’s first proper bike features on GCN
thanks to my friend Bjarke for putting me onto this rather lovely bunch of bikes from the Boston-based brand, Firefly. titanium, beautifully welded, some very bike-geeky attention to detail and a sense of subtlety that quietly speaks volumes. and an MTB frame that wouldn't look out of place on my wall. i want one. nice … Continue reading beautiful bikes from Firefly
'just make sure you don't get dropped.... oh, and don't crash anyone.' these were the wise and terrifying words of advice that my then-teammate Tjarco Cuppens offered with a mischievous smile as we drove into the city of Heerlen, located in the south of the Netherlands in the little tail of the country that nestles … Continue reading my Euro adventure 2011: part 2
as is often his wont, crankpunk was sat at a local coffee shop a few weeks back, before the back got crocked, talking to a friend after a training ride. weʼd just done 150km and were discussing the differences between our bikes, the ride quality and comfort, the aesthetics, carbon lay-ups and so on and … Continue reading old bikes vs. new: are we under-appreciative of the modern machine?