It melted?!

Another hideous bicycle from the otherwise fantastic De Rosa brand. Not their finest hours!

Velobrico: looking back at 2021

Many of us ended 2020 thinking "good riddance", and full of hope for 2021. This year certainly was better than the last, despite covid still gatecrashing our party, and hanging around! Still, many things thankfully returned to normal and overall it's been an active year for me. Strava tells me I did 234hrs of activity … Continue reading Velobrico: looking back at 2021

Schor Carbon (2004?) update: bike chain replacement

We explore when and how to replace a bike chain

Another monstrosity, just in time for hallowe’en

Pass the dePhibrallator... it's a Carrera Phibra!

“If You Gotta Go, Go With A Smile.” (Jack Nicholson’s Joker, 1989)

From the early days of carbon frame experimentation, here's the Joker C4

Schor Carbon (2004?)

We get the new Schor project bike home, and start to check it out. Have I bought a peach, or a lemon?

Merida “Full” Carbon?

An interesting bike, the Merida Full carbon. But is it really fully carbon??

A Swiss bike marque you’ve never heard of? Schor(ly) not…

A new project bike for the blog: a rare Swiss marque you've likely never heard of: Schor

Battle of the lightest Italian steel frames: Colnago Tecnos vs Fondriest Xstatus 16.5

How does the lightest steel tubing made by Columbus and Dedacciai compare in the real world. In this blog post, we pit two rare road bikes against each other and find out!

Shimano Dura Ace PD-7900 pedal repair

A guide to servicing and adjusting Dura Ace PD-7900 road pedals