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Gazelle Ultimate

And so it came to pass…  after six & and half years and roughly 20,000 miles the ‘old faithful’ has been exchanged –  I trust its new owner will enjoy it as I did. See the history of my old Specialised here: Bike (pre Sept 2017) One of the reasons for the upgrade – chain & […]

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Cycle Commute – an update.

10; 30,000…

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Airless tyres?

It has surprised me that I seemed to post only two bike posts last year! 4000 miles, an update – March 2019 Two years – Six and a half thousand miles – Sept 2019 It’s been more than eight years riding a bike to work daily (Velocipeding), more than 30,000 miles, and I’m now riding […]

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Two years – Six and a half thousand miles…

2; 6,500 It’s now been two years, and about ~6500 miles. Since I switched to my delightful Gazelle Ultimate S8. 8; 30,000 It’s been more than eight years riding a bike to work daily. That’s more than 30,000 miles, and I’m approaching my ninth winter, brrrrr! 2011… 2019 I started riding a bike back in […]

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4000 miles, an update.

So… Gazelle Ultimate S8, ~4000 miles, an update. Back in Oct 2017, you may remember I made the gazelle-like leap (ho ho ho) to a Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Shimano Alfine 8 Hub Geared city bike. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚎𝚜 (@julesprichards) Gates ‘Belt Drive’. Gates say “Free yourself from oily, […]

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Biking Gadgets

Ok, I’m not a gadget type of person, and yes, my philosophy is ‘just get on and ride’, but we all enjoy toys. You don’t ‘need’ all that must-have cycle-stuff that’s papped out but the cycle sites, and you don’t need all that ‘get while you can’ stuff in the Aldi-etc catalogues.  Yes, I went […]

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Belts, not chains, a year on.

It’s been another year, and about ~3280 miles. Last September I switched from my old Specialized bike to a delightful Gazelle Ultimate S8. I’d consulted the guys at Future Cycles Leicester about a bike: with a quality belt drive, so in needn’t deal with chain wear and maintenance. with quality hub gears for the same reason as above. […]

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Sit up and breathe!

  My daughter says ‘there’s no such thing as perfection, only improvement’. I’m told, it’s what her teacher says.   You may remember my old ‘Specialized’ bike above gradually transformed from the standard off-the-self bike, to a more relaxed sit-up and breathe kind of thing.  My riding style gradually changed from: A. Trying to co-exist […]