An open letter to the bike industry – Keep doing what you’re doing

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The bike industry created this. Nuff said!

We probably all have that friend. You know, the one when 29er’s came out had a hissy fit about the bike industry just doing it to make us spend money. Normally they also bang on about how their trusty 26” bike or steel road bike was better in every way. They probably had the same strop when fat bikes, carbon, 650b, 29+, 27+ or new (insert any brand you like) BB or headset standard came out. I agree with them and I think they are right; the bike industry does want our money. However what’s wrong with that? I love my 29er, really want a 29+ and have a myriad of different BB and headset standards on my bike collection. Continue reading

Team Dream Restocking on Sunday

If you have been a regular follower, you may have picked up on my Team Dream obsession. Whenever they get anything in stock, they sell out so quickly, you have to be very lucky to get anything (proves that I’m not the only obsessed one). Check after the break to see what they will be restocking and what we have already bought and featured on OTB before. Continue reading

Yanco & Tracko Ramblin’ Roll – These are special!

Ramblin' Rolls

Sorry for the radio silence this past few weeks, we are back on it and straight in with a pair of the hard to get Yanco & Tracko Ramblin’ Rolls. I went for olive green and these will be heading straight onto my bikes and getting those tools out of my pockets. They are made to order in limited numbers (100 at a time) every 6 weeks. There are both cordura and waxed canvas versions available in several different colours. Watch for the next release here (probably around 3-4 weeks away) and click for more pictures and info. Continue reading

Video – How to Build a Bike – Part 2 Headset, Stem, Bars, Saddle & Seatpost

Here is the second video In the series on how to build a bike using the impressive All City Macho Man which we first showed you here. Over the next few weeks I will be posting 4 more videos detailing how to build a bike from a box of bits, showing you the tools and techniques needed to do so. Click more to see pictures of the basic tools needed to build pretty much any bike. Part 1 – Tools and Prep is worth a watch before you start.

Richard Sachs & House Industries Cyclocross Bikes – Oh My……..

 These are just about the most beautiful bikes I have ever seen found at bonedeth. Which colour would you go for? More pictures of the bikes after the break. Continue reading

Video – How to Build a Bike – Part 1 Tools & Prep

The time has come to build the new All City Macho Man which we first showed you here. Over the next few weeks I will be posting 5 more videos detailing how to build a bike from a box of bits, showing you the tools and techniques needed to do so. Click more to see pictures of the basic tools needed to build pretty much any bike. Continue reading

All City Macho Man – Exploded Diagram

All City Macho Man

 

Over the next few weeks I shall be posting a how to build a bike series with pictures and videos using this assorted collection of parts to do so.

I have always loved the bikes All City produce. They were first introduced to me via the Nature Boy, a single speed cyclocross bike which if you know me is obvious why. This is the geared version of that bike, the Macho Man. It’s not for me (far to small at 49cm and has gears) but for my lucky wife.