She’s only gone and done it…

So, the plan to do a lot of his ‘n hers indoor cycling over the Christmas break, on the new¬†Wahoo Kickr¬†and the Elite TurboMuin seems to have worked: 615km clocked up over the week, but… *drumroll* more importantly… Sarah’s only gone and signed up for the BHF London Southend ride in July! Importantly, it comes after Eroica (which was already in the diary and the partial cause of the training plan which appeared on the kitchen cupboard door), which means she’s done it out of an actual desire to do it, not a sense of ‘what have I let myself … Continue reading She’s only gone and done it…

Colnago Saronni – ‘before’

I’ve always loved Colnagos. Thinking about it, who hasn’t? Anyway, a little while ago I rescued this Saronni from Spain. At first glance, it looks great, and that’s what drew me to it. First thoughts on seeing a bike badged Saronni are usually: “Is it a Colnago Saronni or one of those Technotrat Saronnis?”Or, indeed “Is it a Saronni at all?” For some reason, they seem to be very popular aftermarket fakes. Either because the decals are cheap or, more likely, because for a 1980s bike with classic heritage, comparatively little is known about them. This makes them ripe for … Continue reading Colnago Saronni – ‘before’

Wahoo Kickr 2017

One of the members of my cycling group (to call it a club would be to formalise it and that would be against its ethos) popped up on Facebook last week looking to sell his virtually unused Wahoo Kickr 2017 turbo. Purely coincidentally, Sarah put up a training plan on the kitchen cupboards the other day that includes several indoor bike sessions over the Christmas holidays, in preparation for Eroica next year. As the ever-loving husband always looking for an excuse to buy new toys I was already looking for a second turbo so we could have side-by-side Zwift sessions … Continue reading Wahoo Kickr 2017

1948 Michelina – Cambio Corsa

On the same trip to Italy where I picked up the Servadei, I also found this rather wonderful, Campagnolo Cambio-Corsa equipped Michelina. Again, much like the Servadei, it was embarrassingly well looked-after for a 65-year old bike. It must be something to do with the warm, dry climate and the passion for cycling in the region. All that was required upon returning to the UK was a strip down and service, new bar tape and cables, new brake blocks, new tubular tyres and some nice cork bar-end plugs. I think the result is an exceptionally pretty bike. The elegance and … Continue reading 1948 Michelina – Cambio Corsa