Author Archives: Jonathan

About Jonathan

I am the owner of this blog and domain. I usually don't bite unless provoked.

Big Let-down

A couple of weeks ago when I rode my Plus mountain bike I noticed half way through my ride that the rear wheel rim seemed to be bouncing off bumps on the trail, I stopped and put some more air … Continue reading

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Autumn Road Riding – Damp / Changeable Conditions

Today is one of those uncertain days where the forecast (mainly the cloud / rain radar) shows a few definite blobs moving across, chances of getting caught in a shower are high but temperatures are supposed to stay above 6 … Continue reading

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Autumn Cycling Attire

I’m quite enjoying autumn so far this year, temperatures have been nice and mild, the sun is still shining and the beautiful colours of autumn are in full swing.  Despite the sunshine I have had to adjust my cycling wardrobe … Continue reading

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Time to do some house keeping

It’s been a long time since I did anything with my own personal website and web pages, they have languished on my host gathering technological dust in pretty much the same state they were over ten years ago, well now … Continue reading

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11-32 Cassette and 11-28 Derailleur are a Mismatch

It has been almost a year since I fitted an 11-32 cassette and new chain to the bike, in order to make this work I had to screw in the B-limiter screw all the way which I have now been … Continue reading

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Maverick iON DT – Knocking Sound

I’ve just taken delivery of this nifty little 4WD desert buggy and taken it for a spin in a local patch of scrub, with the current extended heat wave the ground is very dry and dusty, perfect conditions for a … Continue reading

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Specialized 2Bliss Tubeless – A Saga In The Making – Part 2

After having tried numerous tricks to get my 2Bliss Ready Specialized tubeless wheels and tyres to seal I decided to clean them up and start again. Before continuing I did a little shopping, as it turned out the guys over … Continue reading

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Specialized 2Bliss Tubeless – A Saga In The Making

I have had a Specialized mountain bike for a couple of years now, it came tubeless-ready so in theory all I had to do was remove the innertubes, fit tubeless valves, put some sealant in and away I go… It … Continue reading

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Nearly there…

This winter feels like it’s been the coldest and longest for a number of years, yes there have been a couple of freaky weeks when we’ve had cold spells with lots of snow in previous years, but this winter has … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s Razor vs Gillette

For many years now I’ve been using Gillette razors, they work well and give a consistently satisfying result, but every time I need to buy new razor blades I wonder if there could be a cheaper alternative as even with … Continue reading

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